The agreement between the two Ambani brothers' telecom venture to share RCom's optic fiber network creates hopes for a disruptive impact on the Indian telecom market from Reliance Jio's 4G services.
India: Its size, its people, its coming of age.
Swati Prasad is a New Delhi-based freelance journalist who spent much of the mid-1990s and 2000s covering brick-and-mortar industries for some of India's leading publications. Seven years back when she took to freelancing, India was at the peak of its "outsourcing hub" glory and the world of Indian IT, telecom and Internet fascinated her. A self-proclaimed technophobic, Swati loves to report on anything that's remotely alien to her--be it cloud computing, telecom, BPOs, social media, e-government or software and hardware, and also how high-tech sectors impact the Indian economy.
Minister Kapil Sibal criticizes India's apex court for intervening in the telecoms industry, but the problem goes deeper in that the government views the sector as a "golden goose" instead of an enabler for change.
Supreme Court judgment rejecting Novartis' plea for a patent on cancer drug, Glivec, highlights the need for developing new models of selling innovative drugs in markets like India where patients can't afford costly, life-saving drugs.
There is pent up demand for sophisticated mobile services in application areas such as m-education, m-entertainment, m-finance and m-health, says a report by Wipro and IAMAI.
Realities of India are very different from those in the United States. Therefore, it's possible that Internet speeds and regulations here pertaining to freedom on the Web don't suit Google even a decade from now.
From sociologists to psychologists, governments, researchers, police, marketers, HR managers, marriage brokers, and psephologists--everyone seems to be turning to the social media for answers.
With new innovations popping up each day, it's hard to tell which gadget in your house may have an adverse impact on your health or on the environment around you.
Marriage and childbirth are the biggest reasons why women in India quit work before age 30. They define success as attaining the right balance between work and personal life, and they want flexibility for attaining that balance.
Three Tata group companies, Dell India, and Bosch are among the top five performers in social media effectiveness, according to a recent survey.
After Yahoo banned its employees from working out of their homes, there has been much debate about flexi-hours and telecommuting. But in a country like India, this practice does improve productivity.