Devangshu Datta

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Another storm brewing on Wall Street?

Another storm brewing on Wall Street?

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

Given the dimensions, it is bound to have at least ripple effects across markets. Could ripple turn into cascade? asks Devangshu Datta.

Is India really a democracy?

Is India really a democracy?

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

Indians supposedly have the right to freedom, and the right to equality, which cuts across gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc, observes Devangshu Datta.

How to pay safely for online transactions

How to pay safely for online transactions

Rediff.com12 Jan 2021

Use a "virtual credit card" for every online transaction when you can't pay cash on delivery.

Explained: Why cryptos are gaining currency globally

Explained: Why cryptos are gaining currency globally

Rediff.com7 Jan 2021

Investors, including large corporations, view them as a potential hedge against uncertainty, and mainstream investment banks too are jumping into the game.

Do you know how Everest's height is calculated?

Do you know how Everest's height is calculated?

Rediff.com22 Dec 2020

For one, triangles are involved.

Explained: How humans will travel in hyperloop

Explained: How humans will travel in hyperloop

Rediff.com12 Dec 2020

What engineering problems make it hard to use 17th century physics to move lots of people quickly across serious distances? Devangshu Datta has the answers.

US electoral system is rigged to favour Republicans

US electoral system is rigged to favour Republicans

Rediff.com3 Nov 2020

The US is a wonderful example of how a political party with minority support can cling to power for decade, notes Devangshu Datta.

The Nobels and the Age Problem

The Nobels and the Age Problem

Rediff.com22 Oct 2020

Science is a young person's game. An award to a young scientist could free up that person to do productive work, or help win more grants by enhancing reputation, argues Devangshu Datta.

Your WhatsApp messages are encrypted but are they safe?

Your WhatsApp messages are encrypted but are they safe?

Rediff.com10 Oct 2020

Apart from physical access to handsets, metadata and backups are two common ways in which private communications can be broken.

When auto industry isn't doing well, it's a clear sign economy isn't doing well

When auto industry isn't doing well, it's a clear sign economy isn't doing well

Rediff.com6 Oct 2020

'Given all the linkages, the monthly registration data for new vehicles, may well be the single most accurate indicator of India's economic health,' points out Devangshu Datta.

Now Alexa will respond in Bachchan's voice

Now Alexa will respond in Bachchan's voice

Rediff.com4 Oct 2020

Every word spoken by "Alexa Bachchan" is computer-generated, not a recording.

Portnoy's complaint about Warren Buffett

Portnoy's complaint about Warren Buffett

Rediff.com27 Aug 2020

When it comes to Mr Portnoy, it is hard to claim that his trading patterns are any more logical than his fictional namesake's methods of entertaining himself, notes Devangshu Datta.

The looming banking crisis no one's talking about

The looming banking crisis no one's talking about

Rediff.com24 Aug 2020

The financial sector has been deeply troubled since 2013. It is now in a full-blown crisis, warns Devangshu Datta.

As Microsoft's Internet Explorer bows out, a look at its chequered life

As Microsoft's Internet Explorer bows out, a look at its chequered life

Rediff.com21 Aug 2020

The potted history of the browser wars indicates how much the online space has altered in the last 25 years. Chrome's dominance, says Devangshu Datta, is unlikely to last forever.

How did the Twitter hack happen?

How did the Twitter hack happen?

Rediff.com31 Jul 2020

The hack may have been done by a rogue Twitter employee, or it may have been a smart hack into the Twitter system, or a social hack where someone conned Twitter's employees into giving them access,' suspects Devangshu Datta.

Ludo or Rummy? What's your choice?

Ludo or Rummy? What's your choice?

Rediff.com29 Jul 2020

These games of skill with a large social component have managed the transition to a new online avatar.

Is the worst over for the Indian IT sector?

Is the worst over for the Indian IT sector?

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

The IT industry advisories show that they think they've weathered the worst, observes Devangshu Datta.

Why advertisers are boycotting Facebook

Why advertisers are boycotting Facebook

Rediff.com14 Jul 2020

'This is the first time there has been an attempt to use market forces to counter disinformation on social media,' notes Devangshu Datta.

Aurangzeb's time and ours

Aurangzeb's time and ours

Rediff.com6 Jun 2020

The emperor's appetite for enlarging his realm translated into a fetish for raising taxes, despite the simplicity of his personal lifestyle, points out Devangshu Datta.

Why you need to watch out for April SIP numbers

Why you need to watch out for April SIP numbers

Rediff.com28 Apr 2020

Due to tax associations with the fiscal-ending, April is a month of SIP renewal. So, the April numbers will be important and may perhaps, mark a change in retail attitude.

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