All stories by Devangshu Datta
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?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 transactionsRediff.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 globallyRediff.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?Rediff.com22 Dec 2020
For one, triangles are involved.
Explained: How humans will travel in hyperloopRediff.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 RepublicansRediff.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 ProblemRediff.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?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 wellRediff.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 voiceRediff.com4 Oct 2020
Every word spoken by "Alexa Bachchan" is computer-generated, not a recording.
Portnoy's complaint about Warren BuffettRediff.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 aboutRediff.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 lifeRediff.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?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?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?Rediff.com28 Jul 2020
The IT industry advisories show that they think they've weathered the worst, observes Devangshu Datta.
Why advertisers are boycotting FacebookRediff.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 oursRediff.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 numbersRediff.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.