A service like Vodafone's M-Pesa could transform lives for India's unbanked.
New Tech for Old India
New Delhi-based Rajiv Rao examines how technological advances can bring improvements across India.
Rajiv is a journalist and filmmaker based out of New Delhi who is interested in how new technologies, innovation, and disruptive business forces are shaking things up in India. He was most recently a features editor at Business Standard newspaper, and started his career as a reporter with Fortune Magazine in New York in the '90s. He also has worked for UNICEF in southern Sudan. Rajiv is a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, New York, and also studied at Columbia's Graduate School of Film where he focused on Directing and Screenwriting.
However, for that to happen the government needs to articulate and pass a coherent policy for FDI in e-commerce.
The world continues to change rapidly for Indian IT services firms. Here's a peek into how they may evolve, and the forces scripting this change.
The one area in which India has long been able to claim superiority over China is in software services. This too will end if China has its way and India fails to innovate.
With the Chinese players serious about invading the Indian smartphone turf and local companies like Micromax well entrenched, the country is going to see an all-out contest for the consumer.
Forus Healthcare's '3nethra' device can revolutionize ophthalmology in the developing world, more proof that venture capitalists in India don't have to be frightened of tech products.
The country needs to work furiously to ensure that its younger generations are employable in the next decade, as signs show a worsening skills shortage.
The partnership between the Indian and US companies may seem to be a straightforward bid for greater market access, but some think there's more to it than that on the horizon.
In just a few years, Micromax has grabbed the second largest market share in smartphones in India, and is poised to enter Russia in a big way. Its latest gambit for world supremacy: The LapTab.
GPS tracking via an Android app may transform the often-cursed auto experience in the country into a dependable one.
In the race to fix the widening shortfall of power in India, many say that alternative sources like solar and even wind are becoming cheaper by the day, especially when measured up against the prime minister's pet project, nuclear plants.
Ronnie Screwvala, founder of Indian production juggernaut UTV, which was sold to Disney recently, has made two high-profile investments in the internet space. This is the second of two blog pieces that discuss them.
Ronnie Screwvala, founder of Indian production juggernaut UTV which was sold to Disney recently, has made two high-profile investments in the internet space. This is the first of two blog pieces that discuss them.
Mukesh Ambani's Jio plans to revolutionize speeds at which we consume content through its pan-India 4G network, but seeing is believing.
Indian techie hires are beginning to get assessed on raw coding abilities rather than degrees and certificates, ushering a potential new dawn for tech hiring