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Problems with the tall claims made about demonetisation

There is an abundance of claims by the government both about the virtues of demonetisation as well as the duration of the “inconvenience” people have to go through. Here is my attempt to debunk some of them. To begin with, there is a slight problem. The objectives of the demonetisation have not been officially and explicitly …

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Ankit Fadia - Brand Ambassador for Digital India

A stupidified India in the hall of mirrors

As I write this post, Indian Digital rights activists are watching in horror as “ethical hacker” Ankit Fadia has been declared the brand ambassador of Digital India. As Twitter goes nuts trying to show how big a “blunder” this is, perhaps it is time to realize that it is not a blunder. It is a deliberate …

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Cobrapost exposes rampant corruption in UID – Aadhaar Cards

While there is nothing new about problems emerging with the government pushed Aadhaar Cards, the scheme is dogged by recurring problems. Cobrapost has done a devastating sting that should put Aadhaar in its grave and see several people arrested, if there is accountable governance in this country. Unraveling the ‘Uniqueness’ of UIDAI What was supposed …

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Lists of survivors published by government of uttarakhand in uttarakhand floods

Official documents released by various police and district administration websites on their disaster relief operations (because their websites seem to be crashing). The files are heavy and consume bandwidth. Please use the original files under normal circumstances and mirrors only in case the sites go down again.Omirrors Notes: This is not an exact mirror. It …

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