A post-Aadhaar world

The best stories on the promise and the challenges of disruptive technologies, on enabling innovation, and leadership in a complex world

Founding Fuel

Oct. 20, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

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

Charles Assisi

Oct. 6, 2018, 7:58 a.m.

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

N S Ramnath

Oct. 3, 2018, 5:49 p.m.

Universal basic income, automobiles, and digital identity

There are two schools of thought on how people can be lifted out of poverty. But, can policies be crafted for them when policy makers don’t know who they are?

Charles Assisi

July 1, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

The thinking Indian’s guide to Aadhaar

How should you think of Aadhaar? What are the issues at stake?

Haresh Chawla

Jan. 28, 2018, 4:58 a.m.

When a tech idea goes into a government office

Aadhaar was designed as an enabler, a utility. That is its strength, and its weakness

N S Ramnath

Dec. 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Aadhaar and we the people of India

Much is being said about Aadhaar being a vicious project and one that tramples on Indian citizens. But is that the complete truth? It is a story about India that is being reported abysmally

Charles Assisi

Dec. 10, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

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?

N S Ramnath

Nov. 16, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

The Aadhaar Briefing Note #2

The question of fake IDs; catching tax evasion; Equifax and the safety of our data in private hands; exciting opportunities in Bharat; Google Tez; and more

N S Ramnath

Sept. 19, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

The future of privacy: A conversation with Rahul Matthan

What sort of legal framework ought an economically poor, but data rich nation ought to have? When you agree to an entity accessing your data, ought there be a time limit? And what does it mean to have a fundamental right to privacy?

Founding Fuel

Sept. 17, 2017, 2:14 p.m.