Nandan Nilekani, former CEO and co founder of Infosys is known for his intense look and extensive understanding of Indian dynamic culture and economy. Something which was apparent from his first book Re-Imagining India where his deep research and analysis showed an optimistic future of India of course if we learned from our past. His second book is also no different. It shows deep sense of his understanding of India’s problems and how can we bring about change to see our country becoming a global powerhouse. According to Nandan along with Viral Shah the answer lies in technology.
Rebooting India identifies a dozen initiatives where a series of citizen-friendly, high-tech public institutions can deliver low-cost solutions to India’s grand challenges. Based on their learnings from building Aadhaar, the world’s largest social identity programme, the initiatives Nilekani and Shah propose would save the government a minimum of Rs 1,00,000 crore annually, about 1 per cent of India’s GDP – enough to fund 200 Mangalyaan missions a year.