eReadiness: Country data

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 […]


Restructuring Prasar Bharati

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 best President

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 […]