G Krishna Kumar

COVID-19: Need for improved net infrastructure

While remote learning and remote working are a reality now, a big challenge is the speed of internet connectivity across cities and towns

02 Apr 2020

An electric car on a 900 km journey

Ever since I bought a brand new Korean-made electric car a few months ago, I was keen to go on a long drive with the family.  

16 Dec 2019

Ultra-low mobile tariff versus quality

Telcos must move away from the tariff war. The Centre must take a soft approach on taxes and insist on high-quality user experience

04 Nov 2019

Getting India ready for the electric mobility revolution

Electric car sales cannot revive the struggling industry in the immediate future. But the benefits of electric vehicles are too good to ignore.

21 Jul 2019

Getting BSNL off life support

Hyper competitive environment can be blamed for the woes of this sick PSU. The situation also shows how lack of agility can pull a firm down.

03 Apr 2019

Addressing India’s 5G conundrum

Mobile communication in India was primarily voice-based for many years.

08 Mar 2019

Digital India: The way forward

Although the Digital India initiatives are focused on reducing the digital divide, a multi-pronged strategy is required for India to emerge as a leading digital economy.

15 Jul 2018

Fleeing stone-pelters in paradise on Earth

Let me first pay my deepest condolences to the family of Thirumani who was killed by stone-pelters in Kashmir on May 7.

10 May 2018

Spare a thought for the kirana store

Back in the 1980s, we moved into our own independent house in a newly-formed locality in south Bangalore.

10 Jan 2018

India, America and net Neutrality

India’s stand on net neutrality is laudable. But in a country with poor Internet speeds, ensuring superlative user experience is key

25 Dec 2017