Pros and cons

Zakir Tyagi, 19, from Muzaffarnagar spent 42 days in prison on sedition charges, for a post criticizing UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in his address to the nation on 8 November 2016 that the demonetisation decision was an attack on the scourge of black money. Illustration: Bloomberg/Mint

The lessons of demonetisation

4 min read . 31 Aug 2017
RBI’s dividend payout to the government has fallen to Rs30,659 crore for 2016-17 (July-June), less than half of the Rs65,876 crore it had transferred in the previous year. Photo: Bloomberg
Even as artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to break new ground, there is enough evidence to indicate how easy it is for bias to creep into even the most advanced algorithms. Photo: iStockphoto
Aadhaar could be the answer to various problems faced by millions of Indians who desperately want to be on the grid—not off it. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

Aadhaar arguments: For and against

3 min read . 14 May 2017