Ideas for the Masses in Jaipur, Free!

At the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) this past week, I sat next to young men of modest means, probably barely in their twenties, not so nattily dressed and, on the other side, someone straight out of central casting from Oxford or Cambridge complete with the stereotypical tweed, while a giggling


Jamaica and Alibaug

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I happened to visit a friend’s home in Alibaug. Mumbai residents know of this ‘beach’ which you can get to from Gateway of India in South Mumbai via a half hour boat ride, or a 3.5 hour convoluted drive. In fact, the


Mapping Ebola

Some of my medical colleagues and I wrote this short piece to illustrate the use of cellphone data in tracking epidemics. We

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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

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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