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A Golden Goose for the Exchequer

While the MEITY has advocated for the sale of public data to further India’s five trillion-dollar economy, it should be careful to not paper over the privacy cracks.

Crypto's Dark Side

If cryptos continue to facilitate illicit transactions, it will harm mainstream adoption and change regulator attitudes, leading to heavier restrictions in the long run.

Decluttering Space

With the recent testing of an anti-satellite weapon by Russia, the spectre of space debris has come back to haunt the international community.

Sci-fi Turned Reality!

Metaverse mixes the real world with virtual reality in real-time, creating new paradigms for life on this planet. But will it be equitable and safe?

Digitisation of Assets

As NFTs and cryptocurrencies usher in a new decentralised world of finance, issues of ownership, authenticity and integrity will naturally gain importance.

Surviving the Chip Crisis – Part I

As automotive companies seek to bounce back from the disruptions in semiconductor supply chains, it is important to recognise that microcontrollers are not a ‘just-in-time’ industry.

Vpns: a Double-edged Sword?

As the government contemplates a ban on VPNs, it is important to not reduce the debate to a trade-off between privacy and national security interests.

A Flag-bearer in Tech?

While the QUAD’s efforts to align technical standard-setting is praiseworthy, it is not without its challenges.

Guardrails for the Payment Ecosystem

By introducing card-on-file tokenisation, the RBI has sought to strike a balance between the protection of financial data and the ease of online card payments.

A Graveyard of Automobile Empires?

With the much-publicised departure of Ford and General Motors, has the Indian market sealed its reputation as the graveyard of automotive manufacturers?

Requiem for the IC Engine

Fossil fuel-based internal combustion engines may see their demise sooner than expected, as the call for net-zero emissions by 2050 intensifies.

Surviving Humanoids

The vast landscape of future human-machine interplay is limited only by the discrepancies in our knowledge of the human brain.

Factory Reset for Surveillance Tech

The NSO surveillance controversy not only indicates an erosion of basic privacy, but also a broader, more troubling trend of authoritarian cyber surveillance.

Fostering a Value Chain

The Indian semiconductor ecosystem can be fortified by establishing multiple centres of excellence that focus on specific aspects of the supply chain.

Challenges for a Shifting Supply Chain

The Taiwanese semiconductor industry is gearing up to meet the challenges of disruption in the traditional supply chain through innovation and a multipronged approach

Get the Chip Rolling!

With demand far outstripping supply, the semiconductor industry is in flux, which holds great promise for an accelerated Indo-Taiwan collaboration in the field.

A Geostrategic Outlook

Supply chain resilience in the semiconductor industry is predicated on regional security within East Asia.

Moving Beyond Silicon

The compound semiconductor industry can act as the bedrock for an Indo-Taiwanese strategic partnership.

A Glimpse of the Future

Semiconductors are the key to an imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution, with 5G wireless and AI transforming the societal, economic and security verticals.

Removing Investment Barriers

In the highly complex and cost-intensive semiconductors industry, the key to success lies in a robust ecosystem and regulatory environment.