India needs a Minister For Internet

The most common ‘grouse’ you hear from VCs or internet entrepreneurs is – when will the govt push for internet penetration?

The Govt of India did the correct thing by having a portfolio for IT and Telecom. While I think IT and Telecom are completely different and they ought to have separate ministries it is better than not having anything at all. But then I seem to be recommending to increase the size of the already bloated cabinet size! Me bad!

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Only 13% of existing internet users in India prefer to read in English

Juxt ConsultingPremier research company JuxtConsult has released its report “India Online 2009” [presentation] last week. I am particularly interested in what they have to say about Indian languages every time. There is just one mention about languages in this report.

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