Faculty Press Articles
October 13, 2020
JBS Haldane’s life, via Samanth Subramanian’s biography, shows why scientists must be political too
Do scientists have a duty to engage with politics? This is a question that animates Samanth Subramanian’s A Dominant Character, an absorbing biography of one of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century, JBS Haldane. Haldane’s genius, wit, and passion seem to leap from the pages of this work.
October 12, 2020
Mega e-sales: Compare prices across platforms before clicking on buy
With the festive season just round the corner, e-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon are set to kick off their sales on October 16 and 17, respectively. Snapdeal, too, has announced its “Kum Mein Dum” Diwali sale from October 16. Customers can expect to get higher discounts this year.
The New Indian Express
October 08, 2020
Shaping Institutions: The art of critical thinking
On August 10 and September 9 respectively in this newspaper, we covered what business institutions are and a first practice in institution building: people power. We will now describe the second practice of institution building called ‘critical thinking’. Critical thinking contributes to organisational resilience and agility by compelling managements to challenge existing realities and think of new ones
October 07, 2020
Kamala Harris and the ‘Other 1 Percent’
In a few weeks, the United States might elect its first vice president of Indian heritage. Kamala Harris’s rise mirrors the fortunes of Indian Americans, a wildly successful community whose high levels of education and income have led to it being dubbed “the other 1 percent.”
October 02, 2020
View: Alongside stimulus, real economy bottlenecks blocking job-creation and output must be removed
When India does emerge from Covid-19, it will need high and sustainable economic growth to heal the economy. Can this be achieved by putting money in people’s hands and stoking demand?
September 28, 2020
Covid-19: A game changer for Indian education
Even as the pandemic caught everyone off guard, the education sector rose gamely to the challenge. The mode of education shifted online, and, in the process, educational institutions navigated the challenges and discovered the opportunities that opened up, for the present and the future. Heads of some of India’s top institutes spoke to Sreeradha D. Basu on how Covid-19 has been a game changer for Indian education, not just for their institutes but the ecosystem at large.
September 22, 2020
New Mutual Fund Rules: A new way to measure performance
A recent circular issued by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), dealing with the composition of multi-cap schemes, has invited a lot of interest from, and discussion amongst, market participants. This is an important subject for the mutual fund industry.
September 21, 2020
A tale of 3Gs: Of God, goals and government policy
The new number that is on everybody’s lips in September is 23 (actually 23.9)%—the dramatic drop in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), for the April-June quarter of 2020-2021. Given that consumption had dropped owing to the lockdown
Economical & Political Weekly
September 19, 2020
Much More Than a Sport
Cricket Country: The Untold History of the First All India Team tells the story of the first all-India team to tour Britain, but it achieves much more. Other scholars, such as Ramachandra Guha, have explored how sport has operated in India as a social and political barometer.
September 14, 2020
Decoding consumer behavior during pandemic
Even as the country was preparing for its first unlock, 57% of respondents across the nation were extremely concerned and bothered about COVID-19 and its lingering impact on their health and lifestyle...
he New Indian Express
September 09, 2020
Shaping institutions —of, by and for the people
People orientation is at the core of business institutions just as it is in democracies. Such firms contribute to society and communities, and, incidentally, also make profits
September 09, 2020
Surviving the COVID: Addressing the business challenges in Family Business
How can family businesses withstand the challenges posed by a Black Swan event like Covid? We segregate the challenges facing family businesses , family and ownership parts