Try the eReadiness country data. Here’s what I got for Brazil, China and India: India has to do a lot more to improve its teledensity, to put it mildly. Although the diagram is drawn from figures for 1999, the figure for 2003 is looks a lot better for India; it is 5 lines per 100 […]
Google’s being demonished for sometime now. This is, of course, a terrible way to start writing. Stating the obvious is simple not good. But when Spiegel Online writes an editorial piece on Google we need to take note, that’s all. I would’ve like to give the title: I told you so. But the earlier post […]
Sorry, I was a bit slow on the uptake. Here I refer to a report that appeared in NYT on November 16. Heard of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson? He was the chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, United States. He “was” because he had to step down owing to the fact that he “repeatedly broke […]
Have you tried Google Base? Gary Price has a post on it at Search Engine Watch.
India obviously does not figure in the top 15 countries in broadband subscribers. We like to compare ourselves with China — a fixation as strong as the one we have with Pakistan. China is ranked second with 16.5 per cent or 35.9 million subscribers, according to a report by Computer Industry Almanac.
When there is talk of restructuring a public institution by the government one is entitled to be apprehensive. It could be the beginning of privatisation initiatives. There is a news report that the government is planning on restructuring Doordarshan. The bottomline: “[For] expenditure of around Rs. 2,000 crore, Prasar Bharati just manages revenues of around […]
The Bill of Media Rights ostensibly concerns the media situation in the United States. But please do read the Bill. We in India too are in need of a â€œfree and vibrant mediaâ€. While for media owners the rising newspaper circulation figures are indicative of markets unexplored, it cannot be the view that the readers, […]
Without a doubt K.R. Narayanan was the best President of India. It is a relief that this great man did not suffer much at the end. His illness was brief. He was proof that in post-1960s India, even in the centre of the political space, people of high moral standing can survive, and, indeed, succeed […]