46% of online Indians primarily consumed local language content: Mary Meeker

cross IndiaIt is that time of the year. The entire internet eco-system wants to read Mary Meeker’s annual internet report. This year there has been a substantial focus on India (55 slides – slide 232 to 287). Read more on 46% of online Indians primarily consumed local language content: Mary Meeker…

Digital India: A list of popular government websites in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a lot of interest to give a push to Digital India. The onus is always on the individual ministries & departments to embrace Digital India, they are supposed to have websites which are constantly updated and content must be in multiple Indian languages. So what is the current state of Indian govt websites today?

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Digital India: What India’s Open Data Program could learn from USAFacts.org

The importance of Data is growing not just in private sector but also in the Government.  Data can help in decision making. In fact, Data not only helps the citizens but the governments too can benefit by taking better informed decisions. Let us touch on what the 3 sites do – Data.gov [US Govt], USAFacts.org [US Non-Govt owned] & Data.gov.in [Indian Govt].

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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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