February 8, 2018

There has been a lot of unrest of late, which was evident through various agitations and protests. The protesters were mostly youth, who were unhappy about a certain Film (Padmavat) or a Battle between our own Peshwa Kingdom and Colonial British or Conviction of a certain Spiritual (??) Guru. The result was Colossal Loss of Lives and (Mostly Public) Property. Add to that wastage of Lakhs of otherwise Productive Man hours.

January 18, 2018

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently gave a licence to India Post to function as a payments bank. Does it change anything for the people? Post offices in India have already been working as payments banks. Individuals open accounts, deposit and withdraw money by cash or cheques and receive payments through them. All these transactions are meticulously recorded manually in their passbook. Post offices do not provide any loans or carry out any credit transaction. This h...

January 18, 2018

As I approach the end of the first month of AFP 2017-18, at IIM Ahmedabad, I have gotten used to the infamous question, "have you read the case?" It is the same question that drives students to spend sleepless nights. The question that drives group members to meet at odd hours to discuss the direction that the group will take when the session begins. This is the question that the professors open their lectures with. If your answer is in the negative you might as well lea...

January 18, 2018

In his book titled "One night @ a call center," author Chetan Bhagat wrote about a manager who will always address his team members as - ‘So, how are the resources doing? He never refers to us a people; we are all ‘resources.' During a recent discussion, I was forced to think about the hidden meaning behind "Human Resources," and are we so blind about the profitability that we have classified our fellow humans as ‘resources," or a commodity? In the language of management...

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