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Demonetisation
Digital India

DeMonetisation and Digital Payments

DeMonetisation did not promote the uptake of digital transactions Driving India towards a less-cash, digital payments economy was one of the aims claimed by the Prime Minister when he invalidated 86% of India’s circulating currency. The reasoning was that India was a largely cash-based economy; if circulating cash was reduced, people would rapidly move towards […]

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National

The year draws to a close in free, independent, democratic India

2016 draws to a close. Been another year down the rabbit hole for the country and pretty hard personally. I confess I am glad to see the last of it. The personal scene seems better in the coming year. The parent due to die has died. The parent alive is as healthy as she can […]

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Demonetisation
National

Why our area doesn’t seem to be going cashless

Over the last few days, I’ve had many discussions with various people about going cashless. So far, I haven’t met anyone who applied for internet access if they didn’t already have or installed a payment app if they didn’t already have, contrary to reports in media (which may possibly be largely limited to the metros). […]

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National

The cashless India jumla as an answer to #demonetisation mess

The government began with focusing on fake currencies and black money as the reason for demonetisation. As deposits started rapidly piling in banks and it looked increasingly unlikely that there was a lot of black or fake money being caught, the goalposts started shifting. Soon it became evident that the supply of legal notes was […]

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Security

Do international couriers pose a security threat to the country?

The layman often does not know how many tiers of privilege are invisible too him. I have often wondered how I can purchase something that costs less than a dollar and it gets stuck in customs to never be seen again, or emerge after a few months, but couriers deliver international parcels within days. And […]

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