Devangshu Datta

Devangshu Datta is a columnist. His Twitter bio says "Carnivorous, right-winger. Interests = markets, science, history, chess, bridge, sex, religion and anything with high troll-quotient. " That pretty much covers it.

We All Gamble. Make It Legal

Everybody gambles when they make any investment decision whatsoever. If you stash your money under the pillow, you are betting banks will go bankrupt, and that there will not be a fire or demonetisation. If you put your money in the bank, you're betting that the interest earned will exceed inflation. If you buy land, you're betting real estate values will rise.

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A Billion Indians With Their Pants Off

India lacks the two essential legislative elements that are foundational to creating a secure digital infrastructure. It doesn't have a Privacy Law and a Data Protection law. And it does have a government that argues that privacy is not a fundamental right.

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