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The Passing of an Idealist

The passing of the 11th President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, has triggered an outpouring of affection. The so-called “missile man,” named after his former career as a scientist and researcher involved with India’s space and missile programs, was popularly also called the People’s President. This outpouring prompted me to


Entrepreneurship as a Team Sport

This post is part of my Thinking Like an Entrepreneur Series, where I attempt to distil my personal experiences for would-be entrepreneurs. In the world cup football finals (soccer to my American friends) in Rio de Janeiro last summer, I witnessed the surgical precision with which the German team defeated the


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