Post Budget Comment of INDIAN ECONOMY and DIGITAL INDIA | “$5 trillion opportunity wasted”, says Shakir Ebrahim, Founder of GoBisbo

the idea of a merger between print journalism and animation was irresistible to him and despite no precedent, he went on to create over 250 detailed

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Post Budget Comment of INDIAN ECONOMY and DIGITAL INDIA |
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“The Budget 2020-21 has been disappointing indeed, lacking any resolve towards digital India. We had expected infrastructural support for Indian companies to come up to speed with the servers which support more substantial streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. Instead of looking at digital India and Modi’s digital dream, the budget cuts custom duty on newsprint by half.

In my opinion, this budget will not help build our strengths and capabilities for $5 trillion. The gross under-reporting of the budget deficit at 3.8% of GDP instead, shows a polity still trying to hide systemic problems that have led us there. The imposition of higher duties on Chinese goods is also a virtual admission that we are not confident of competing with China.”

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About Shakir Ebrahim: Shakir Ebrahim, aged 54 Founder of GoBisbo Broadcast

ing Network Pvt. Ltd. and Creator of Bisbo, is a Mumbai based seasoned businessman and a serial entrepreneur with several projects in the publishing industry, including in property, recruitment and IT directories and in medical publishing.

Being is a newshound, the idea of a merger between print journalism and animation was irresistible to him and despite no precedent, he went on to create over 250 detailed informative videos, re-writing the way news can be delivered to the public, proving that animated content is not just for kids. The animation is a very interesting form of storytelling, Shakir soon reached a user base of 12 million+ on YouTube across 10 YouTube channels in 9 different Indian languages, with over 600 million minutes of watch time and was awarded “Best Startup in Asia” in 2018. At the age of 25, (1991-93) he had published the same concept in print called, “The World in Pictures” 


 

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