FinTech Future: The Digital DNA of Finance by Sanjay Phadke
Publisher: SAGE Publications India / SAGE Response
Year of publication: 2020 / March
Price: INR 450
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Fintech is challenging banks and squeezing all our financial transactions onto a mobile screen! Should we be worried?
We make payments via PayPal or Paytm, shop on Amazon or Flipkart, book accommodation on Airbnb or Oyo and call a cab using Uber or Ola apps. The big tech companies are taking care of all our finances virtually while new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), blockchain, big data, 5G and quantum computing promise to raise a new storm in the future of finance. Fintech Future is the story of technology disrupting finance—from coin to bitcoin, banknote to cloud and stodgy old banks to AI—viewed from the perspective of whether it helps make the world a better place.
Title: Gariahat Junction
Author: Rituparna Roy
Publisher: Kitaab International, Singapore
Year of publication: January 2020
Links: You Tube
About: Gariahat Junction is a collection of nine short stories, of contemporary Indian women who have reached a critical juncture in their lives. Set primarily in post liberalised, post-millennial Kolkata, it mostly explores the lives of middle-class Bengali women in or from the city.
Title: Avatar: Indian Science Fiction/ Fantascienza indiana
Author: Edited by Tarun K. Saint and Francesco Verso
Publisher: Future Fictions
Year of publication: 2020
Links if any: Amazon
About: Avatar is the first ever bilingual anthology published in English and Italian language of new Indian Science Fiction. It has been edited by Francesco Verso, multiple award Science Fiction writer and editor of Future Fiction, together with Tarun Saint as guest editor. The aim is to bring together cutting edge and contemporary Indian Science Fiction that takes on board some of the most pressing challenges of this 21st century, post-modern and late post-colonial moment.