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Reviving Growth

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Oct 20, 2011 01:36 PM
September 21, 2011

The government needs to reduce interest rates and undertake specific reforms to revive growth. The focus needs to be on communications, specifically broadband, it would yield results. Mobile communications have grown phenomenally but the meteoric rise got stalled. However, if the government initiates reforms in spectrum policies with incentives for broadband delivery, prospects could revive and communications could go through another meteoric rise, becoming the growth engine for the economy.

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The Challenges of Direct Democracy

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jan 30, 2012 12:51 PM
September 21, 2011

India must weigh the pros and cons of various approaches to direct democracy and develop one of its own.

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NTP 2011 Objective: Broadband

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jul 26, 2012 10:09 AM
June 08, 2011

The Indian government has to choose between accessible, affordable services and short-term revenue, writes Shyam Ponappa in this article published in the Business Standard on June 2, 2011.

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Spectrum reforms - Good & Bad news

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jul 26, 2012 10:02 AM
May 09, 2011

A good initiative is under way, but needs changes to work out complex issues, writes Shyam Ponappa in this article published in the Business Standard on May 5, 2011.

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Learning from Fukushima

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Aug 30, 2011 12:47 PM
April 25, 2011

Take remedial steps and demystify the unreasoning dread of nuclear power, says Shyam Ponappa in his latest column published by the Business Standard on April 7, 2011.

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India's untapped potential: Are a billion people losing out because of spectrum?

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:31 AM
March 29, 2011

As one of the world’s fastest growing economies and with over 65% of its billion-plus population under 35, India has huge potential. But according to Shyam Ponappa of the Centre for Internet & Society, its spectrum management – the electromagnetic waves that are used from home appliances like microwaves and remote controls, to radios, cell phones, and of course, the internet – could be a huge barrier to the country’s economic and social development.

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Big-Bang Budgets?

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified Jul 26, 2012 10:10 AM
March 28, 2011

Clarity of planning and conceptualisation needs to be the hallmark of policy planning for the Budget, says Shyam Ponappa in this article published in the Business Standard on March 3, 2011.

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Spectrum auctions - 'Jhatka' or 'Halal'?

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified May 10, 2012 09:57 AM
February 11, 2011

The choice is between sudden death and a slow one. The article by Shyam Ponappa appeared in the Business Standard on 3 February 2011.

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The policy langurs

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified May 10, 2012 10:15 AM
January 07, 2011

The comforts of civilised living for all Indians require dedicated collective effort. The article by Shyam Ponappa was published in the Business Standard on 6 January 2011.

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Take 'Model T' for Telecom

by Shyam Ponappa — last modified May 10, 2012 10:16 AM
December 03, 2010

We need an initiative coordinated by the PMO that optimises both services and government revenues, says Shyam Ponappa in his article published in the Business Standard on 2 December 2010.

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