Sam Pitroda

  • India has achieved lot during UPA, but not communicated well: Sam Pitroda 25-03-2014 10:06 PM

    New Delhi: The country has achieved a lot of things in the last 10 years under the UPA government, but "we haven't communicated well", Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information and Innovations, said on Tuesday. The upcoming elections are India's most important polls in recent history,...
  • Congress hasn't done much on marketing: Pitroda 19-01-2014 08:47 PM

    Bangalore: Congress has not marketed its achievements well, but there was still time for it to do so and the party would 'definitely' win the coming Lok Sabha polls, Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovation, said on Sunday. "Of course Congress party hasn't...
  • Rahul should have connected better, but give him a chance: Pitroda 09-01-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: Sam Pitroda, Prime Minister Manmoahn Singh's adviser and a close aide of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, said on Thursday that Rahul Gandhi should have connected better with the general public. He, however, also said that this condition did not make him unfit for the coveted PM post....
  • India at tipping point, public discourse needs to change: Pitroda 12-11-2013 11:50 PM

    Allahabad: Miffed at criticism by Opposition parties of the UPA government's performance on the economic front, adviser to the Prime Minister Sam Pitroda, on Tuesday asked how could they say "nothing had been done when there has been a decent rate of growth for over a decade and the country...
  • Sam Pitroda organises a Twitter conference on Gandhi Jayanti 01-10-2013 12:42 PM

    To mark the 144th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council, has organised a Twitter conference to discuss the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhi Heritage Portal was also launched by the Prime Minister recently. The Portal, now available at www.gandhiheritageportal.org, was developed...
  • India will be back to 8 per cent growth soon, says Pitroda 15-06-2013 08:36 PM

    Ahmedabad: Sam Pitroda, adviser to Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, on Saturday expressed confidence that the country will regain the growth rate of 8 per cent soon. "The Union Government is doing its job. For the last ten years, we have been continuously clocking 8 per cent...
  • Pitroda asks PM to reactivate GoM on spectrum vacation 17-05-2013 08:55 PM

    New Delhi: Time is appropriate to "reactivate" the GoM on spectrum vacation that could free over 122 Mhz of radiowaves as DoT has almost completed alternate communication network for defence forces, Sam Pitroda, Adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has said. "With the anticipated completion of the terrestrial network for...
  • India's Railway Board in world's top 5 railroad networks 04-05-2013 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: India's Railway Board is vested with the powers to oversee and manage what is ranked among the world's top five railroad networks and one of the largest employers, with an estimated 1.4 million people on its rolls. The board, including its chairman, comprises seven members, each entrusted with...
  • Telecom sector is undergoing transition: Sam Pitroda 08-04-2013 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: Terming the present state of the Indian telecom sector as a transition phase, National Innovation Council Chairman Sam Pitroda on Monday said the next revolution is expected to be much bigger than the earlier one. "We are just going through a transition, everybody goes through a transition, sometimes...
  • Pitroda to hold first global press meet on Twitter 01-11-2012 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Sam Pitroda, Adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, will hold the first-ever global press conference on Friday on microblogging site Twitter to discuss global innovation. "Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Indian Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations and Chairman, National Innovation Council will host the first...
  • Gandhian philosophy still relevant: Sam Pitroda 08-01-2012 11:14 PM

    Jaipur: Gandhian philosophy and thoughts are relevant in today's changing world and can help in finding the solution to any problem, adviser to the Prime Minister, Sam Pitroda said on Sunday. "Gandhian philosophy and thoughts are relevant in the changing world of today and can help in difficult time, and...
  • India Unlimited With Sam Pitroda: Part VI 11-08-2011 02:30 PM

    Improve our roads, improve our colleges, feed our masses, provide better health services. These are voices of the aam aadmi " the man on the street. Can innovation help to address their concerns? Can we actually find solutions to our own problems by using new ways and new methods? We...
  • India Unlimited with Sam Pitroda: Part V 08-08-2011 01:12 PM

    For millions of people in strife torn areas across the world, the name Jaipur doesn't just remind one of a tourist destination. It evokes hope that they shall be able to walk independently for the rest of their lives. Invented in 1965, and named after the city, Jaipur Foot or...
  • National Innovation Council: Road map for future 29-07-2011 03:40 PM

    Innovation begins by unbiased thinking and asking questions, that's what was believed by nineteenth century economist JA Schumpeter. Schumpeter's ideas of creative destruction as the basis of innovation of copy the innovation of many economists over the years. He believed that the purpose of innovation was to create a new...
  • TMC attempts to woo youth, taps social media 27-07-2011 09:59 AM

    Kolkata: Farhan Akhtar, Leander Paes and Sam Pitroda - wonder what's common between these men. It's Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress. They are part of an eight-member committee whose task will be to mentor the party's youth wing and set leadership goals for the Facebook generation. TMC MP Elect Derek O'Brein...
  • India Unlimited With Sam Pitroda: Part III 20-07-2011 06:38 PM

    Good ideas are common, what's uncommon are people who can work hard enough to bring them about. The real life stories of the innovation as displayed in the India Unlimited series are of those people who have not just that one big idea but have actually gone ahead and made...
  • India Unlimited With Sam Pitroda: Part II 13-07-2011 11:01 AM

    Behind every big movement lies the germ of a great idea, behind every change the power of a thought now be it governance, society or our systems, changes can only began with an idea. It is to plan these ideas that the nation innovation council is working. The council has...
  • Village panchayats to have broadband: Pitroda 07-01-2011 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: All 250,000 village panchayats in the country will be connected with broadband by mid-2012 under a $4-billion project to take the benefits of technology to the poor, tech evangelist Sam Pitroda said on Friday. "I can assure you that in 18 months every village panchayat will have broadband....
  • Paper money will disappear in 30 years: Sam Pitroda 11-09-2010 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: With some five billion mobile phones in use today globally and over 10 billion credit and debit cards issued each year, tech evangelist Sam Pitroda has predicted the virtual death of paper money in 30 years thanks to innovative convergence. "Paper money will disappear as transactions become digitised...
  • Sam Pitroda promises 'digital wallet' in mobiles 08-09-2010 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: Technology evangelist Sam Pitroda has another innovation up his sleeve and this time, he says, it will change the way people the world over look at money and carry out transactions by putting a "digital wallet" into mobile phones. The inventor of the Casio Digital Diary, which was...