All stories by Shyam Ponappa
The Economy: What Modi must do after the lockdownRediff.com13 Apr 2020
'The telecom companies are our lifeline now, despite having nearly collapsed under debt because of ill-advised policies.' 'Perhaps our obvious dependence on telecom services will spark well-conceived policies for this sector,' says Shyam Ponappa.
5 things to do to tackle NPAsRediff.com18 Oct 2017
For stressed loans, the need is to prevent disruption in cash flows from a systemic perspective, conserving employment and assets in untainted enterprises with the potential for recovery, says Shyam Ponappa.
The 'C' word India needs (and it's not cashless)Rediff.com13 Jan 2017
Cashless transactions need ubiquitous connectivity, which we don't have. And connectivity needs political and administrative convergence, says Shyam Ponappa.
Digital India or a distant dream?Rediff.com7 Apr 2016
It's time the government accepts that Digital India is too distant.
Spectrum bounty: How much will the govt get?Rediff.com3 Mar 2016
The marketplace was simply not conducive to the extension and evolution of broadband networks, particularly for less dense rural markets, so connectivity and services suffered.
Agreed, market forces not in govt's hand but few reforms can helpRediff.com4 Jun 2015
The govt must fix regulatory hurdles to ensure growth.
Weighing India's progress amid economic uncertaintiesRediff.com2 Apr 2015
Examples of coordinated initiatives.
How Railways can pave the way for a Digital IndiaRediff.com5 Mar 2015
Railway Budget is the first indicator of possibly better days
Despite big talks, India is miles away from digitisationRediff.com4 Dec 2014
India must change approach and have better access to networks to fulfil its digitisation dream.
India's systemic flaws, a big barrier to growthRediff.com6 Nov 2014
What we want from spectrum allocation is access to broadband networks at prices that will result in productivity gains.
Why India's coal policy needs a makeoverRediff.com2 Oct 2014
Realistically, coal will be the major fuel for electricity generation in India, as in America, for a long time.
Game-changing policies can put the economy on trackRediff.com7 Aug 2014
We need transformative policies and incentives with purpose, especially in solar power and digital infrastructure.