Devangshu Datta

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Who will blink first? Govt or Twitter?

Who will blink first? Govt or Twitter?

Rediff.com29 Jun 2021

Twitter can probably afford to wait it out. But would it have the moral courage to do so? asks Devangshu Datta.

COVID Second Wave: How may have died?

COVID Second Wave: How may have died?

Rediff.com3 Jun 2021

Only the government has the capacity to collate all death data across all facilities and count corpses dumped in rivers. And the government is patently not interested in finding out, observes Devangshu Datta.

Was IPL a distraction to hide governance failure?

Was IPL a distraction to hide governance failure?

Rediff.com18 May 2021

'It is no accident that politicians strive to control sports bodies, and get their names associated with popular sports, sometimes by renaming stadiums after themselves,' observes Devangshu Datta.

Zomato's Rs 8,250-crore IPO can boost consumption sector

Zomato's Rs 8,250-crore IPO can boost consumption sector

Rediff.com6 May 2021

Projections suggest online food delivery market should grow to $22 billion by 2025.

2nd Covid wave triggers downward re-rating for infra sector

2nd Covid wave triggers downward re-rating for infra sector

Rediff.com30 Apr 2021

Developers grappling with labour shortage and getting construction material to sites could be among a list of problems.

What these 7 Covid-related terms mean, and why the are important

What these 7 Covid-related terms mean, and why the are important

Rediff.com23 Apr 2021

Here are seven jargons you may often come across when discussing the Covid-19 pandemic that Devangshu Datta makes sense of.

Can Modi improve vaccination rollout?

Can Modi improve vaccination rollout?

Rediff.com19 Apr 2021

'In India, there's currently evidence the Centre has not managed a smooth vaccine rollout.' 'It is now falling back on blaming states, which are facing vaccine shortages,' points out Devangshu Datta.

Give the Vaccine Quickly, and Free!

Give the Vaccine Quickly, and Free!

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

The costs of providing free vaccines are way lower than the costs of a freewheeling epidemic.

Is the NFT phenomenon a bubble? Or a new beginning?

Is the NFT phenomenon a bubble? Or a new beginning?

Rediff.com21 Mar 2021

Welcome to Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) - digital constructs authenticated using an abstract mathematical application. An NFT is a unique token added to some digital construct and registered on a blockchain with details of ownership. The construct itself might be free (it often is) but the NFT along with the construct is worth "more". The NFT market didn't exist until 2017 when "cryptokitties", or virtual cats, became available with NFTs. The market is now worth around $350 million. Speculators believe it is likely to be worth much more in future.

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.

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