CAN GST INCREASE COMPETITIVENESS?

Date: November 5, 2016 (Saturday) Venue: Century Club, Century Club , 1, Seshadri Road, Bangalore 560001, (Located in Cubbon Park) Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. About Seminar Political and economic wisdom finally placed GST (goods and services tax) in the Indian constitution after overcoming fundamental problems posed by the federal structure of governance. It […]

Private sector participation in India’s higher education (Part II)

In this two-part series, I share my views on the contribution of private sector to India’s higher education. While this first part published earlier gave the background, in this part I have attempted to explore in detail the challenges faced by higher education in India. Access:  Presently there are over 350 million peoples in the […]

Private sector participation in India’s higher education (Part I)

Private sector participation in India’s higher education: In this two-part series, I share my views on the contribution of private sector to India’s higher education. While this first part gives the background, the next one will explore in detail the challenges faced by higher education in India. A few years ago, since the schools under […]

Best HR practices in institutes of higher education (part 2)

Best HR practices : This is the concluding part of this two-part series blog, where I had shared my thoughts on why entities from the education and training sector in India do not feature in the “Great Places To Work” list. I was trying to understand if there were any underlying common themes in the […]

Two years of economic policy making – Many questions; Very few answers !

Two years of economic policy making : The NDA government has competed two full years. While the spotlight has been on the social and the political context, it is important to look at the economy and what the government has focused on. There are two major achievements – Inflation control and FDI. Inflation has indeed […]

Two years of economic policy making – many questions; very few answers!

Two years of economic policy making :  The NDA government has competed two full years. While the spotlight has been on the social and the political context, it is important to look at the economy and what the government has focused on. There are two major achievements – Inflation control and FDI. Inflation has indeed come […]

Best HR practices in institutes of higher education (Part 1)

In today’s highly competitive world, we often read and hear a lot of news about how “employees are the most valued assets”. The media is abuzz with interesting case studies on the innovative things companies are doing to hire and retain people. Words like “employee engagement” are seen very frequently being used, and the hot […]

Leadership Skills – Part III : Skills that Matter the Most for MBA Students:

Present business scenario is dynamic and challenging. The business firms are in need of people who can play diversified roles and take leadership to solve pressing issues. No wonder business firms combat globally to find people with leadership skills, given the challenges such as global fluency, ability to think strategically, innovate and inspire others. The […]

The spotlight is again on the law !

The spotlight is again on the law :- Last week the Prime Minister addressed the judiciary and promised that he would look into the long standing demand for augmenting the numbers of judges. In the US, while there are 108 judges to a million people, in India the system has to do with 12. There […]

India – the shining light in a gloomy world economy

India – the shining light in a gloomy world economy Last week, the International Monetary Fund announced some grim forecasts. The world is not growing fast enough. Global economic output will only grow by 3.2 per cent this year and not by 3.4 per cent as the IMF had calculated in January. The IMF is clearly worried as […]

Social Media unveils the ‘Invisible Talent Pool’

Social Media unveils the ‘Invisible Talent Pool’ Talent management practices of organization have undergone a paradigm shift driven by predominant use of social media in the recent times. Social media platforms are not only being viewed as a platform to share content but also a way to explore opportunities. Being connected matters a lot in […]

Endosulfan- A Threatening Pesticide to Biosphere

Endosulfan Endosulfan is a pesticide which was introduced in the 1950s and soon became a leading chemical to fight a broad spectrum of insects. The out-of-patent pesticide is marketed under several names across the world. The most common of these names is Thiodane. It is used in paddy, cotton, vegetables, fruits, cashew, tea, coffee and […]