About the author

N S Ramnath
N S Ramnath

Senior Writer

Founding Fuel

NS Ramnath is a senior writer and part of the core team at Founding Fuel, and co-author of the book, The Aadhaar Effect. His main interests lie in technology, business, society, and how they interact and influence each other. He writes a regular column on disruptive technologies, and takes regular stock of key news and perspectives from across the world. 

Ram, as everybody calls him, experiments with newer story-telling formats, tailored for the smartphone and social media as well, the outcomes of which he shares with everybody on the team. It then becomes part of a knowledge repository at Founding Fuel and is continuously used to implement and experiment with content formats across all platforms. 

He is also involved with data analysis and visualisation at a startup, How India Lives.

Prior to Founding Fuel, Ramnath was with Forbes India and Economic Times as a business journalist. He has also written for The Hindu, Quartz and Scroll. He has degrees in economics and financial management from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.

He tweets at @rmnth and spends his spare time reading on philosophy.

Articles By Me

How do you eat an elephant?
How do you eat an elephant?

May 26, 2019: A roundup of news and perspectives on disruptive technology from around the world. In this issue: How X bridges tech-policy gap; data ownership; election predictions; Facebook and insurance frauds

This Week in Disruptive Tech

The hyperlocal WhatsApp strategy, policy windows and AI food tasters
The hyperlocal WhatsApp strategy, policy windows and AI food tasters

May 10, 2019: A roundup of news and perspective on disruptive technology from around the world. Also in this issue: gene editing to prevent heart attack, and what North Korea's radio-tochkas show us about Big Tech's privacy violations

This Week in Disruptive Tech

Robo-taxis, privacy committees and wearables to augment intelligence
Robo-taxis, privacy committees and wearables to augment intelligence

May 04, 2019: A roundup of news and perspectives on disruptive technology from around the world. In this issue: Tesla’s robo-taxi networks, Facebook’s privacy positions, Microsoft’s Blockchain partnership, wearables, carbon sucking plants and more

This Week in Disruptive Tech

The future of food, social media platforms and facial recognition
The future of food, social media platforms and facial recognition

April 27, 2019: A roundup of news and perspectives on disruptive technology from around the world. In this issue: Sri Lanka’s social media ban, Beyond Meat IPO, facial recognition, employee activism, robot rights and more

Virtuoso

India doesn't have a jobs crisis, it has a wages crisis
India doesn't have a jobs crisis, it has a wages crisis

Is technology killing jobs? And can India use technology to create jobs? Teamlease’s Manish Sabharwal says, our problem is providing a living wage, not jobs. We need to worry about improving productivity through the application of land, labour, and capital—and not so much the impact of automation

This Week in Disruptive Tech

Exploring black holes, space, and mapping Earth
Exploring black holes, space, and mapping Earth

April 14, 2019: A roundup of news and perspective on disruptive technology. In this issue: the science behind the black hole photo; how Facebook is mapping Earth; private rocket science; data and privacy; the future of jobs; and EVs path to profitability