Category «Politics»

What i feel on politics..

Payments Neutrality & Discrimination scene in payments

Given a lot of action around payments and UPI turf wars like that of PhonePe-ICICI and calls for “payment neutrality law” have been made by IAMAI, PCI and more recently, TRAI Chairman RS Sharma sought the same in his opinion column titled Conditions for cashless India, it is important to understand the discrimination scene in payments, various actors, point of views. …

India Stack must be free, open.

IndiaStack develops what it calls the foundation / building blocks of a Digital India. The blocks present in India Stack layer, including Aadhar and software products on top of it (E-Sign, E-KYC, Digital Locker), UPI fundamentally changes the way citizens interact / transact with government institutions / systems. Some of these platforms provide great convenience to …

UPI is indeed a tolled highway.

UPDATE: An edited version of this post was published in Medianama. UPI is a toll road This is a response to LiveMint opinion piece How the Indian state is building a new generation of digital public goods. For the purpose of keeping it specific, I will restrict the response to UPI, and shall refrain from covering …

Weekend which was problematic

Disclaimer : Old post. coming out of my drafts. Yet another weekend,planning to go home on friday.This time 5 of us booked ticket.(Naanga onne sendhaale nalladhu nadakkathu)Till tuesday morning it was peacefull,it turned ugly when cinema halls were attacked in bangalore.From that day, i constantly kept watch in thatstamil to get updates.It became worser day …

India Blocking Blogspot

India going towards China ???? I sign into my msgr, got a offline sayin “Indian govt bans blogspot inside India” WTF was my reaction.This is against the fundamental freedom of expression.How can they do it.. I was puzzled but wasnt worried coz my wordpress worked 😀 On googling i got this link which apparently said …

TN Elections 2006-View from a small angle..

Well 11th May was a long day,(just 3 hrs which have been so loooong)… at the end of the day,it was the thing expected… DMK winning though would need the support of the coalition partners.. As things stand by roughly its DMK-96 Cong 34 PMK 18 Left 15..After the meet today, it was decided to make a …

Election fever in TamilNadu

With elections round the corner,being a first time voter,one who follows politics for more than 7 years now,Im yet to decide on whom to vote: These are the thoughts running on my mind when i think abt these parties.. Let me do an analysis on some factors.. What if DMK(+) comes into power? As he …

My thoughts on taxation, Indian Economy…

My Thoughts….. Well its budget time now, most of us would watch only one segment in that. TAX because that decides many things and has a cascading effect. Why are people taxed? It is for the basic functioning of govt. It can prepare new schemes to uplift the poor & infrastructure of the country. Well …