The writer is professor, department of computer science and engineering, IIT Delhi
JNU has promoted inter-disciplinary research and a vibrant culture of free enquiry, where learning outside the classroom has been as important as inside, and where it has been possible to challenge every doctrine and discuss it democratically.
Its technical design requires serious reconsideration, following amendments to the law.
On EVMs, we may be asking the wrong questions.
Draft data protection bill has lost sight of the intricacies of digital identity.
Data protection requires a strong regulatory framework with a hierarchy of regulators to protect basic rights
Exclusion and denial of benefits to the poor needs urgent attention
Traditional understanding of privacy may not suffice in an age of digital identities. Supporters and opponents of UIDAI are missing the point
The interest in UBI seems to be building up significantly from several quarters and it is quite possible that the government is contemplating some steps in this direction in the upcoming budget.