Note: These are remarks made at a discussion organized by the AAPTI Institute on Digital Public Goods discussion on 21st Jan, 2021

I spent around 15 years in technology journalism, and another 15 years in Public Policy related work. The policy work includes working in the open source software community…


A decentralized technology protocol called Beckn, which gives restaurants greater control, might be the biggest long-term challenge for centralized food service platforms like Zomato and Swiggy

Man on a scooter doing food delivery
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As of writing this article on Friday, 23rd July, 2021, Zomato’s IPO has been oversubscribed 38 times, share price jumped 66 per cent (Rs…


It takes decades to plant a sapling and grow it into a tree. It takes minutes for someone with a hacksaw to cut it down. We might be witnessing such a hacksaw moment for the payments ecosystem in India.

On Feb 10, 2020 the Reserve Bank of India issued a…

Venkatesh Hariharan

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