Aadhaar and the three laws of tech for entrepreneurs
In listening to the Supreme Court pronounce its verdict on Aadhaar, some pointers emerge to the vagaries of entrepreneurship
Is it a yes or a no? The curious case of Section 57
Is there any scope for businesses to use Aadhaar authentication for ease of business and to provide innovative services? The Supreme Court ruling on the Aadhaar Act has left more questions than answers
When a tech idea goes into a government office
Aadhaar was designed as an enabler, a utility. That is its strength, and its weakness
Bill Gates, Nandan Nilekani and the idea of societal platforms
EkStep Foundation is the technical partner of a new global philanthropic initiative Co-Impact. What exactly is it bringing to the table?
How data is eating the world, and what India needs to do
Nandan Nilekani and his team presented their vision on democratising data. It won’t be an easy task
The importance of being anonymous
A minor subplot in the grand narrative of Aadhaar has raised important questions about privacy
The Aadhaar debate: Is common ground possible?
Discussions on Aadhaar often descend into shouting matches. One way to make progress is to break it down into smaller bits to understand the nuances
The Sceptical Optimist: A philosopher’s take on technological progress
In this interview Nicholas Agar, author of ‘The Sceptical Optimist’, talks about why unquestioning enthusiasm and a blanket rejection of technological change are equally misguided