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The arts for practical change

I came across this ‘Banksy’ style graffiti in Kerala on BBC News. It reminded me of several sections in my just concluded Harvard class on using the entrepreneurial mindset to attack intractable problems in developing societies. We had a fascinating set of sessions on using the arts to prompt change

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Aspiring Minds on K@W

Knowledge@Wharton published an article titled “Assessing Employability Is Disrupting India’s Higher Education Model“. The article is their take on our work at Aspiring Minds. It starts: More than 20% of Indian youth between the ages of 15 and 24 years are “seeking or available for work,” according to 2011 census

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Aspiring Minds on Economist

I have associated with Aspiring Minds right from the start. The company’s assessment system has now become quite successful. Their ‘National Employability Reports‘

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Shaping problem-solvers

Havard Gazette published an article on my upcoming on-campus university-wide course called Contemporary South Asia: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Intractable Social & Economic Problems.

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edX course update – 1

The MOOC course Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies that I wrote about earlier is moving full steam. The discussion board is buzzing:

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If Ebola comes to India

Professor Ashish Jha and I wrote an op-ed for Indian Express: With the ongoing spread of Ebola in West Africa, it is


With Nandan Nilekani at SAI

Nandan Nilekani delivered the Harish C Mahindra lecture at Harvard earlier this week. Ton of fun, great attendance from Cambridge community, trying


HX for Allston lecture video

I recently delivered a public lecture on on the topic Think like an Entrepreneur: Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring entrepreneurial opportunities. The lecture was largely


My MOOC debut

I have been engaged in my Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) debut on edX over the last few months. The course, which