The Covid lessons India failed to learn from its own history
The Covid lessons India failed to learn from its own history

A conversation with Chinmay Tumbe, author of ‘The Age of Pandemics’, where he talks about lessons from cholera, Spanish influenza and plague; why policy response lags the science; and what this could mean for India’s urbanisation and political leadership

Anand Deshpande’s founder’s dilemma at Persistent
Anand Deshpande’s founder’s dilemma at Persistent

After scaling up, do you get a professional to lead as CEO or continue at the helm? Where do you draw the lines between ownership and management? Is it better to exit totally or wait until the kids have grown up? If they want to, how do you induct them? When a crisis happens, do you step in or let professionals handle it? These are questions that Anand Deshpande, founder and chairman of Persistent Systems, has wrestled with and opens up on in this candid conversation

Power to the people
Power to the people

The vaccine crisis is yet another proof that principles of capitalism are at variance with the needs of humanity. Instead of top-down policies, focus on profits and economies of scale, local on-the-ground solutions and the economies of scope that they bring, can be the founding fuel for transformative change

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Arup Mazumdar
Arup Mazumdar

Design Thinking evangelist, Researcher, Clinical Business School Faculty