South Asia and Beyond

India @ 100

NEW DELHI: It has been over a week since India celebrated 75 years of Independence. And, most of you would have also heard and processed the lengthy speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Monday. Today I will attempt a recap and unpack the speech delivered on this historic occasion and how the PM remains invested […]Read More

A Data Democracy

NEW DELHI: In July this year, the number of transactions on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the payment backbone of India, aggregated a record 6.28 billion. Six years ago, it was less than 100,000. This is the digital footprint generated by an estimated 200-250 million people, merchants using UPI. And, this is from just one slice of […]Read More