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Srishti Kapoor

DSE alumnus, working as a policy maker

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Srishti Kapoor started a new discussionDec, 19 2016

Demonetisation and Cashless sure are welcome steps, however they wont eradicate/stop corruption at all

If digital transactions could curb corruption and black money , Kenya would have be en the most transparent co untry in the world. About 75% of the adult population in Kenya uses mobile phones for payments and money transfer. However, Kenya was listed as one of the world's most corrupt countries in Transparency International's 2015 Corruption Perception Index, ranking 139 out of 168.

It is clear demonetisation can't stop corruption. The government should strike at the mechanism that is responsible for corruption and generates black money . Similarly, digital transactions can't stop corruption.And demonetisation is not a way to promote mobile payments.

If digital transactions could curb corruption and black money , Kenya would have be en the most transparent co untry in the world. About 75% of the adult population in Kenya uses mobile phones for payments and money transfer. However, Kenya was listed as one of the world's most corrupt countries in
A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 19 2016

Draupadi: A classic tale of women oppression like many others in our mythological books!

Yuvraj Roy had posted

Look at Cleopatra, did she not influence men for wars and did she not have multiple partners?Moreso, women had limited work to do back then, they were made to lure Rishi


Srishti Kapoor DSE alumnus, working as a policy maker

There are sooo many tales of oppression. A simple.thing like telling not to wear too short skirts or too tight tops is oppression. Dressing is an expression of one's personality and dictating someone's clothing is depriving them!

Srishti Kapoor started a new discussionDec, 17 2016

Modi's plan of housing for all, should this be a reality?

Even if its possible should there be housing for all by 2021? Will it not leave any motivation for others to have a house?


In India, as per the 2001 Government Census estimate, nearly 24.7 million households do not own their own home. This estimate covers both urban and rural housing. From our findings, the primary understanding we were presented with was that "The urban poor is not just one class." In fact, those in India who earn US$50 –500 per month as household income are all classified as one class of urban poor. But through data collected from more than 10,000 households, and interviews with potential customers and our Ashoka fellows, we arrived at our first biggest discovery, which we have called "The pyramid within the bottom of the pyramid".
Even if its possible should there be housing for all by 2021? Will it not leave any motivation for others to have a house?In India, as per the 2001 Government Census estimate, nearly 24.7 million households do not own their own home. This estimate covers both urban and rural housing. From our findin
A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 16 2016

Indian Adivasi: primitive or proud?

Sudhanshu had posted

Denigrating a people's culture, depriving them of their language, turning their children against their heritage, stealing their land and depriving them of their means of


Srishti Kapoor DSE alumnus, working as a policy maker

Its true that governments and financial institutions instrumentalise them for ends best known to them, not for the benefit of responsible citizens. consumerism cannot be the answer given that a large part of consumer goods are rarely used more than once and disposed to make room for newer ones. This merely helps to fill company accounts and garbage dumps. Except for very basic needs that keep us alive and connected, most consumption that fuels the economy seems unsustainable by definition. The Adivasis have long known that!
Its true that governments and financial institutions instrumentalise them for ends best known to them, not for the benefit of responsible citizens. consumerism cannot be the answer given that a large part of consumer goods are rarely used more than once and disposed to make room for newer ones. This

A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 16 2016

Making voting compulsory might solve a lot of problems for us

Ronit had posted

It is an individual's choice whether they wish to vote or not vote in an election of any kind. Maybe they don't like the candidates given, maybe they don't care about the


Srishti Kapoor DSE alumnus, working as a policy maker

It is inconceivable to think that we are governed by political parties who are voted into power by such a small number of voters. I believe that it is the responsibility of each individual to make their opinions known regarding who they want in power. If you don't vote, you have no right to criticise the government and if it is not the government of your choice, at least you will know that the majority of the country did get what they wanted. You will never please everyone!
It is inconceivable to think that we are governed by political parties who are voted into power by such a small number of voters. I believe that it is the responsibility of each individual to make their opinions known regarding who they want in power. If you don't vote, you have no right to criticis

Srishti Kapoor posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 12 2016

Modi has been called a dictator because of his Demonetisation move, But was it even constitutional?

Venezuela pulls most common banknote from circulation to 'beat mafia' | World news | The Guardian

Its not just India which is taking such steps, these steps should be appreciated and should be encouraged rather than being questioned about

Srishti Kapoor started a new discussionDec, 12 2016

Am I dreaming or is this another of those over ambitious projects from NASA and Stephen Hawking?

Nasa researchers have joined forces with Stephen Hawking to build a nano-starship that can travel one-fifth the speed of light. Yes we are talking about space travel, reaching Alpha Centauri, in 20 years!


“Today, we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos because we are human, and our nature is to fly."

Nasa researchers have joined forces with Stephen Hawking to build a nano-starship that can travel one-fifth the speed of light. Yes we are talking about space travel, reaching Alpha Centauri, in 20 years!“Today, we commit to this next great leap into the cosmos because we are human, and our nature
Srishti Kapoor started a new discussionDec, 11 2016

With India moving towards a cashless economy, what are the possibilities of BlockChain Startups in India?


BlockChain is being credited a lot recently, and from there being no scope fora decade (few months ago) to it being a reality, what is BlockChain and what are the actual possibilities of BlockChain Startups in India?
Srishti Kapoor posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 09 2016

Both Modi and Trump look fascist to me, what are you views?

Nowadays there is a tendency among the left and the national media to label as fascist anybody who holds right wing views. Why the right-wing has failed to defend this propaganda is because of the fact that 'fascism' never produced a great theoretical writer who could explain its philosophies clearly in the way that Marx did for communism. Hence it is quite difficult to pin down exactly what was involved. Even in the case of fascist Mussolini, his constantly changing aims before 1923 suggest that his main concern was simply to acquire power. But later, he seems to have improvised his ideas as he went along. The ideas that Mussolini tried to put in to practice ,which later labelled as the characteristics of fascism did involve the following principles.
Nowadays there is a tendency among the left and the national media to label as fascist anybody who holds right wing views. Why the right-wing has failed to defend this propaganda is because of the fact that 'fascism' never produced a great theoretical writer who could explain its philosophies clearl
Srishti Kapoor posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 09 2016

BTechs and MBAs in UP line up for sweepers’ jobs. Is it time we move towards creative sectors in education?

Some parents get job and struggle a lot for their self and Children.They can understand and manage best plan for children but in Pakistan there are 80% Parents are literate so they does not know about future plans and circumstance of life are came in future. Because they did work by doing work at own workshops etc. That is big issue because due to that all parents did not prefer Higher Education, Higher Living Standers. In this case these type of Parents always stay in one circle of little area (from home to workshop and workshop to home) mean no dealing with different peoples which help them to improve their mental level, working level. In simple person should not waste his golden time of life by doing a single work. We should not vanished our telant and experience by doing work in only in a single area.
Some parents get job and struggle a lot for their self and Children.They can understand and manage best plan for children but in Pakistan there are 80% Parents are literate so they does not know about future plans and circumstance of life are came in future. Because they did work by doing work at ow
Srishti Kapoor posted an opinion to a discussionDec, 08 2016

What do you guys think about flipkart and ola asking help from govt?

It is hilarious how Flipkart and Ola talk about innovation by merely copying ideas from Amazon and Uber! I used to travel with ola and Uber both at some point in my life but soon have shifted to only Uber because of the ease of service, cheaper cars, the well groomed staff and a cleaner car! Its a capitalist market my friend, play along
It is hilarious how Flipkart and Ola talk about innovation by merely copying ideas from Amazon and Uber! I used to travel with ola and Uber both at some point in my life but soon have shifted to only Uber because of the ease of service, cheaper cars, the well groomed staff and a cleaner car! Its a c
A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 08 2016

Demonetisations phycological effect is finally wearing off and the reality is coming forward. What should the Govt. do to sustain the emotional and financial hit?

Sahil Khanna had posted

BJP government brought demonetization of Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes to weed out corruption and control terrorism. But off-late even after one month, nothing is happening a


Srishti Kapoor DSE alumnus, working as a policy maker

Post the demonetization, it now appears that the government will re-introduce the voluntary income disclosure scheme. I do agree that the idea has merit as a good cop, bad cop tactic. My gut feel is that rather than black money, what this does affect immediately is the supply of fake currency in the system. This was a growing menace which has been temporarily stopped in its tracks. Again, I use the word 'temporarily' because it appears that there are no new security features in the new bank notes.


In the short-term, deficient planning and preparation meant pain to a lot of the unbanked population. Newspapers report around 70 deaths attributable to the demonetization. For any developed country, this would be a cost too high for so marginal a benefit. In the long term, the plan would only work if the government is able to go after the routes through which black money is generated, disseminated and stored. This means cracking down on various commodities and land deals. This is easier said than done.

Post the demonetization, it now appears that the government will re-introduce the voluntary income disclosure scheme. I do agree that the idea has merit as a good cop, bad cop tactic. My gut feel is that rather than black money, what this does affect immediately is the supply of fake currency in the

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