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Ajit Balakrishnan

Ajit Balakrishnan, founder and CEO, Rediff.com, is the author of The Wave Rider, A Chronicle of the Information Age. You can e-mail the author at ajitb@rediffmail.com

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Manchester, Silicon Valley...

Manchester, Silicon Valley...

Rediff.com2 days ago

Why do Innovation Revolutions happen outside India, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

The rise & fall & rise again of statistics

The rise & fall & rise again of statistics

Rediff.com22 Apr 2021

Ajit Balakrishnan on the surprising drivers of mathematical innovation.

Managing Internet tech change wisely

Managing Internet tech change wisely

Rediff.com26 Mar 2021

Ajit Balakrishnan on learning from past technology revolutions.

Staring at an abyss

Staring at an abyss

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

Do India's laws governing the Internet need revolutionary change, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Speeding up justice delivery in India

Speeding up justice delivery in India

Rediff.com14 Jan 2021

Are breakthroughs on this imminent, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

In praise of the bureaucrat

In praise of the bureaucrat

Rediff.com16 Dec 2020

Does IAS officers' work go unappreciated, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Reimagining Industrial Era GDP measures

Reimagining Industrial Era GDP measures

Rediff.com18 Nov 2020

...and getting GDP to measure India's data economy, recommends Ajit Balakrishnan.

India's electronics manufacturing dream

India's electronics manufacturing dream

Rediff.com20 Oct 2020

...but are we chasing yesterday's dreams, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Indians' love for things foreign

Indians' love for things foreign

Rediff.com22 Sep 2020

...Is this a virus more dangerous than Covid-19, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

The Work From Home Revolution

The Work From Home Revolution

Rediff.com25 Aug 2020

Will it trigger a social and management revolution as well, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Sudden rise of online higher education

Sudden rise of online higher education

Rediff.com4 Aug 2020

Will Covid-19 permanently change higher education, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Death knell for printed books, newspapers?

Death knell for printed books, newspapers?

Rediff.com12 Jun 2020

Or a brief stop on the way to better times, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

A better world after Covid?

A better world after Covid?

Rediff.com13 May 2020

It is time to shrug off the ideological shackles about the way we work, play and live, says Ajit Balakrishnan.

Hail the power of networks!

Hail the power of networks!

Rediff.com15 Apr 2020

Not just in the fight against COVID-19, but also in politics, economics and society, observes Ajit Balakrishnan.

Doctors, lawyers and academics on strike

Doctors, lawyers and academics on strike

Rediff.com12 Mar 2020

Ajit Balakrishnan offers a thinking man's guide to the angst of the professions.

E-commerce in India: To be or not to be

E-commerce in India: To be or not to be

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

Ajit Balakrishnan offers a thinking man's guide to e-commerce controversies.

Let's stop making cash the villain

Let's stop making cash the villain

Rediff.com14 Jan 2020

Ajit Balakrishnan offers a New Year resolution for our policy-makers.

Is India's economy crashing?

Is India's economy crashing?

Rediff.com3 Jan 2020

'Defence funding is channelled to State-owned research organisations where scientists are merely bureaucrats holding meetings and sending out minutes of meetings and press releases, but have long ago stopped any innovative work.' 'Unless this tragedy is fixed, India's chances to create world-conquering and job-creating new industries are slim,' says Ajit Balakrishnan.

The Exotic Life of an Airforce Pilot

The Exotic Life of an Airforce Pilot

Rediff.com31 Oct 2019

Up in the Sky, Helicopter Stories takes us through the exotic and even charming world that Nitin Sathe has lived as an Indian Air Force pilot, says Ajit Balakrishnan.

University ranking sweepstakes

University ranking sweepstakes

Rediff.com25 Oct 2019

Should we really pay attention to them, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

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