Prabir Purkayastha
Elizabeth Holmes, CEO Theranos, Holmes verdict: In the US, it is fine to lie to consumers, but not investors

Hyper-capitalism has systematically weakened regulations to help capital at the cost of consumers. The verdict on Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos simply illustrates the growing post-90s disregard for consumers

What India needs to learn from spiraling gas, electricity prices in Europe

Markets do not solve the problem of energy pricing. What is required is planning and long-term investments in infrastructure

India’s data privacy bill: Commercializing our data and weakening our privacy

India’s government wants to club the commercial use of people’s data with the protection of personal data, and create structures that allow the commercialization of our personal data collected by the government

Not Omicron but greed of capital threatens the world

The deliberate policy of big pharma and rich countries to leave large populations in poorer countries unvaccinated could plunge the world into another downturn

How Facebook algorithms promote hate and toxic content

Whistleblower Frances Haugen has revealed hard evidence—internal Facebook documents—that show it knew its algorithms promote dangerous content but did nothing about it so that it could maximize its advertising revenue.

AUKUS, Quad and India’s losing the plot internationally

Australia has joined the US and UK’s plans to contain China, leaving India unsure in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to a waning imperial power, the US, India is gradually losing strategic autonomy

Science was yet another casualty of COVID-19 in India

A new report by the New York Times shows how the Narendra Modi government completely disregarded scientific evidence to further its immediate political interests during the first and second waves of COVID-19

Looking back at India-US nuclear deal

The India-US civil nuclear deal yielded not an iota of power in the twelve years since it was signed. It only served to reduce India to a subordinate ally of the US

Bezos and Musk: New Space Age or billionaire space grab?

We are entering a new space age in which billionaires can leave this world, which they are destroying, hoping to find another world to conquer and destroy

Pegasus and cyberweapon threats in the age of smartphones

Spyware like Pegasus is not just dangerous as it wrests complete control over an infected phone. It is menacing also because it introduces the skills and knowledge of nation-states into the civilian sphere

India: World’s biggest producer fails to vaccinate its people

The Narendra Modi government in India chose to believe that it had defeated the pandemic, and therefore the slow pace of its vaccination program posed no problems

G7 or failed colonial powers telling the world what to do

G7 are a bunch of western countries—the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada—who believe that they have the “civilizational” mandate to tell the world how it should be run

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