Faculty Press Articles
January 22, 2021
To give or not to give: It's all in the family
Business families have long been associated with philanthropy as a means of engaging with the community, with such traditions being part of Indian religious scriptures as well. Such philanthropy, though not explicitly stated, carried with it the expectations of a spill-over effect on both the business and the family side of the associated family businesses.
The Greater Kashmir
January 22, 2021
The vaccines, and some worries
As India rolls out what will be the world’s the largest vaccination drive to contain the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic, it is instructive to look back to another time and another disease that was sought to be tamed with an equally large rollout.
January 21, 2021
Do not tinker with ‘Flexible Inflation Targeting’
Inflation targeting has been quite successful in the past four years. What the RBI needs is more functional autonomy
January 21, 2021
Scale new heights with SPJIMR’s GMP: Exclusive Interview with Dr. Debasis Mallik, Professor & Head – GMP, SPJIMR
In this exclusive interview with Dr. Debasis Mallik, Professor and Head of GMP, SPJIMR, with the Founder and CEO of PaGalGuY, Allwin Agnel, the former shares his journey in the education domain and SPJIMR’s vision along with a few answers for questions about what the new normal means for the MBA space, and shares valuable tips for MBA aspirants.
January 18, 2021
Ready for a reboot: How B-Schools can adapt to the new normal amid Covid-19
There has been an ongoing debate on the need for B-schools to rejig what and how they teach. From being just a glorified placement services cell for top companies, they were being asked rather pointed questions about what they were really imparting as education.
January 17, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine rollout in India seen as high-handed and reckless by many people
As India rolls out what will be the world’s largest vaccination drive to contain the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic, it is instructive to look back to another time and another disease that was sought to be tamed with an equally large rollout.
January 16, 2021
Examining budgetary health during the pandemic
Empirical evidence suggests that the two episodes associated with macroeconomic vulnerability in India were those preceded by expansionary fiscal policies
January 10, 2021
‘Black Spartacus’: A biography of the man who may have been the first great anti-colonialist leader
“The name of Toussaint L’Ouverture is all but unknown in India,” remarked Ramananda Chatterjee, the editor of the Calcutta-based Modern Review, in April 1908. “Lives such as his,” nevertheless, “may inspire us with self-confidence.” Chatterjee, whose Modern Review was a fearless critic of imperialism and racism, printed for his readers a biographical sketch of this intrepid Haitian revolutionary leader. It ended with a poignant question: was he “the greatest man that has ever lived?”
December 23, 2020
The pioneering lawyer who fought for women’s suffrage in India
In the US, it has been 100 years since women cast their votes for the first time. A century ago in the United Kingdom, the first female law students were admitted to the Inns of Court.
December 20, 2020
What awaits India, post-Covid-19
Almost four decades ago, the late Bal Thackeray of the Shiv Sena and the technologist Sam Pitroda found themselves on the same stage. Pitroda talked of innovation that could grow watermelons square-shaped so that they could be packed efficiently and ...
December 19, 2020
What we have forgotten about the pandemics that killed millions of Indians over 100 years ago
Depending on one’s perspective, this blighted year has been the best or worst possible time to pick up a book (properly sanitised, of course) about the history of deadly global pandemics. Chinmay Tumbe makes a strong case for the former.