Beyond Tech vs the People: Book review of Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem, by Chandrasekaran and Purushothaman

Follow Nikhil… Every night, at 8.30 pm, a crowd grows around his car outside of the City of Silchar in the State of Assam, India. His visitors are sick and urgently need his guidance to find the right doctor or hospital. For people from rural India, after hours and sometimes days of traveling, accessing the right healthcare providers is a daunting task.

This opening story plunges the reader into the part of India that is hardly visible as the country embarks into modernization, globalization with the help of a technology leadership second to none. The Bridgital Nation concept holds the key of pulling India out of this conundrum, transforming access challenge into an engine of employment generation.