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Has the world of work changed forever?

This article was first published in Deccan Herald. Views are personal. We are so far into this pandemic that I, along with most people around me, seem to have forgotten what the world looked like before the apocalypse. The Seth household (like a lot of other people) is pretty dependent...

Finnish intel review sheds light on relations with Russia

Finland is wary of a possible Russian clash with NATO in the Baltic region The Finnish Defense Forces (FDF) have come out with their first-ever Military Intelligence Review. It is a comprehensive document with due regard to the global security picture and legal caveats in the Finnish security apparatus. The presumable...

MisDisMal-Information 39 – Of Polarisation, propaganda, backfire and participatory disinformation

This is an excerpt from Edition 39 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of Polarisation, propaganda, backfire and participatory disinformation – MisDisMal-Information Newsletter (substack.com) Polarisation, propaganda, magic and backfire There’s a high probability that you’ve seen at least one of these 2 tables over the last few days. The first...

The PLA Insight: Issue no 98

China-India Brief; Chinese Rocket Debris and Ambitious Space Programme; Xi on National Security; Guns vs Butter; Xi Purges Military-Industrial Chiefs I. The Big Story: China-India Brief It’s been over a year since the start of the ongoing stand-off between China and India. The two sides have held 11 rounds of...

Can intermediary regulation fix the broken social media?

By – Kamesh Shekar The issues of hate speech, disinformation, misinformation and polarisation on one side, and arbitrary exercise of power on public discourse and information on the other side is what I coin as a broken social media problem. The urge to fix social media has been well recognised...

Dynamic Random Access Memory (D-RAM)- Examining the dynamics of an oligopolistic market

By- Ratika Gaur, Praveen Kumar, Sathya R, Nilanjan Das & Samparna Tripathy D-RAM is a memory chip that temporarily stores data when it is being processed. Today, everything from ICT to modern vehicles to energy grids and airplanes relies on access to DRAM chips. Over the past 15 years, the...

With 16% of global population having cornered 60% of vaccines, patent waiver is welcome

This article was first published in National Herald Last October, India and South Africa proposed in the World Trade Organization that intellectual property rights of Covid-related drugs and vaccines be suspended. This proposal was supported by 60 countries. However, the United States, still under the Trump administration and the EU...

We need to reengineer India’s entire system of administration

This article was first published in The Mint. Following Adar Poonawalla’s statements to the British media, on 3 May India’s government issued a media release stating that it had placed new orders for 110 million doses of Covishield and 50 million doses of Covaxin from Serum Institute of India and...

Journal Article – Radically Networked Societies: The case of the farmers’ protests in India

Abstract This paper analyses India’s ongoing farmer protests movement through the lens of the Radically Networked Societies (RNS) framework. Building on prior RNS-based case studies, the paper contends that this movement is marked by a combination of allied and opposing RNS groups. These RNS groups are characterised by the existence...

MisDisMal-Information 38 – Of So(S)cial Media, Kindness of the crowds, 100 ways to address criticism and Oops! We did it again

This is an excerpt from Edition 38 of MisDisMal-Information For the complete edition, go to: Of So(S)cial Media, Kindness of the crowds, 100 ways to address criticism and Oops! We did it again – MisDisMal-Information Newsletter (substack.com) So(S)cial Media and Kindness of the crowds In 37, we looked at some characteristics of social media...
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