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A Lesson in Disaster Management

(This column was first published on Value Research Online.) The past couple of weeks have been entirely about Chennai. If there ever was a time for the world to restore its faith in humanity, it is now. And the unlikely source turned out to be social media—particularly Twitter—during the Chennai floods. Those days, when Chennai… Continue reading A Lesson in Disaster Management

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3 Reasons Why No One Should Leave India

(This column was first published on Value Research Online.) At the time of writing this, the Aamir Khan controversy is a hot topic. It’s in the newspapers, it’s all over social media—it’s given Twitter something to do for a couple of days. The political landscape is awash with this issue; everyone’s got something to say.… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why No One Should Leave India

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Five Finance Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi

(This column was first published on Value Research Online.) The thing about writing about Mahatma Gandhi is that I won't be able to say anything that already hasn’t been said. He's inarguably India’s most revered icon. His contributions to the nation are exemplary; having single-handedly done more than an ordinary thousand of us can get… Continue reading Five Finance Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi

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Four Banning Ideas for the Government

(This column was first published on Value Research Online.) A more apt name for this government that we elected in last year’s LS elections would be govern-ban, wouldn’t it? It seems like banning things is the government’s favourite pastime. It began with banning regular movies and documentaries, then pornography, then Maggi, then beef. In between,… Continue reading Four Banning Ideas for the Government