Articles by R Swaminathan
Feb 16, 2017
The PSLV C37 is not just a rocket, it is a manifestation of a worldview unique to Isro and Indian scientistsIsro's stupendous success is both a blessing and a curse, as the institution will now be the target of jealous rivals and nations
Feb 03, 2017
Alibaba-Paytm deal is a smart and well-thought out move for a big slice of the e-commerce pieThe deal allows Alibaba to get an extra competitive edge by owning the mobile wallet and payments bank space.
Feb 01, 2017
Budget 2017: You know things have changed for good, when Jaitley used the word 'data mining' in ParliamentThe constant thread in Jaitley Budget speech of 2017 was the government’s immense faith in the transformative potential of technology
Jan 20, 2017
ReBIT: Well done Mr. Urjit Patel, big data and analytics is the way forward for RBIReserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel is answering critics with a high-end technology company. The Reserve Bank Information Technology Private Limited (ReBIT) is a bold and ambitious move by the central bank to secure critical financial data, store and analyse transaction records and defend cyber and digital assets essential for a robust monetary system.
Jan 18, 2017
Go back Apple, we don’t need you and your diva actTim Cook must be living in la-la land to expect the Indian government to give him special treatment when his company is just about clinging to 2 percent market share
Jan 11, 2017
Privacy is dead: Stop whining and get some real work doneEnough of the rabble rousers who are flogging the usual horse of rights and liberties. Privacy in the digital world requires an integrated policy thought process that is long-term and robust
Jan 10, 2017
Demonetisation: Digital economy without regulation is like cowboys and gunsCashless is the way to go. No doubt. But it needs to be tempered by a good regulatory environment composed self-sustaining checks and balances.
Dec 15, 2016
India is at digital war; needs cybersecurity commandos to bring down hackersOur digital assets under serious threat. We need a comprehensive cybersecurity policy and a dedicated cybersecurity crack commando team
Dec 13, 2016
Legion hacker group set eyes on sansad.nic.in; seem to be cyberdacoits, bring them downOne can be tempted to bracket the hacking done by Legion as a sign of the dystopian times that we live in. There are enough straws to indicate that: a group of renegades dabbling in weed, smoke and mirrors, security codes and a naïve sense of superiority.