The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 19, Fri Nov 20, Sat Nov 21, Sun Nov 22 2019

Panel Discussions
Book Launches

NCPA (South Mumbai)
St. Pauls Institute (Bandra)
Prithvi Theatre (Juhu)

Identity vs. Identification

Panel Discussions
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

There are two streams of thought on Aadhaar. The government believes the universal identification card is a more effective to ensure targeted benefits; that it will reduce leakages in the distribution system and will enforce better tax compliance. It is the one card that will rule them all. The critics argue that biometrics is not fool-proof, the enrolment system is riddled with security flaws, that the data could be sold to private companies and also that the identity card has immense potential to be misused as a surveillance tool. Which side should one believe?

Panelists: Charles Assisi, R Ramakumar, Santosh Desai
Chair: Ayaz Memon

  • Charles Assisi

  • Santosh Desai

  • R. Ramakumar

  • Ayaz Memon