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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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Whither The Middle Class?

Whither The Middle Class?

Rediff.com12 Jul 2022

Ajit Balakrishnan on how to arrest a worldwide decline.

Say No To Cookies From Strangers

Say No To Cookies From Strangers

Rediff.com15 Jun 2022

Mothers' advice from 50 years ago reappears, notes Ajit Balakrishnan.

The T-Shirt Wars

The T-Shirt Wars

Rediff.com17 May 2022

Ajit Balakrishnan on the evolution of a cultural symbol.

Why India must create new programming languages...

Why India must create new programming languages...

Rediff.com19 Apr 2022

Why hasn't India produced a single earth-shaking idea like Python or the World Wide Web, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Strolling down the street

Strolling down the street

Rediff.com22 Mar 2022

... and I learn more about economic trends than from books, says Ajit Balakrishnan.

Unravelling what awaits us in 2022

Unravelling what awaits us in 2022

Rediff.com13 Jan 2022

As the industrial era wanes, the network era looms, notes Ajit Balakrishnan.

The Next Big Tech Revolution

The Next Big Tech Revolution

Rediff.com14 Dec 2021

Blockchain's promise: Dramatically speeding up transactions, explains Ajit Balakrishnan.

Go Intern, Go!

Go Intern, Go!

Rediff.com16 Nov 2021

Ajit Balakrishnan on an idea that could change India.

The E-Comm Debate In India

The E-Comm Debate In India

Rediff.com19 Oct 2021

Ajit Balakrishnan offers a thinking man's guide to the state of ecom in a nation of shopkeepers.

B School Curricula: Time for A Reset?

B School Curricula: Time for A Reset?

Rediff.com21 Sep 2021

... As the world swings from 'financialisation' to 'artificial intelligence', asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Death of a Salesman Revisited

Death of a Salesman Revisited

Rediff.com11 Aug 2021

...Are algos taking over from 'shoeshine and a smile', asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

As Work From Home Deepens...

As Work From Home Deepens...

Rediff.com13 Jul 2021

... Are far-reaching social changes coming with it, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Competition Law in Digital Platform Era

Competition Law in Digital Platform Era

Rediff.com18 Jun 2021

Are we running a cricket match using football rules, asks Ajit Balakrishnan.

Manchester, Silicon Valley...

Manchester, Silicon Valley...

Rediff.com12 May 2021

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.

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