Moksha to Market II : Rise of Patanjali

Patanjali has been successful in creating a dent in the closely knit Indian FMCG industry, last seen in the 1980s by ITC. The dent created by a company emanating from Yogic wisdom has been able to capture the I have provided a basic overview to the rise of Patanjali as sketched in Baba Radev’s biography…

Moksha to Market I – Baba Ramdev

Why did I read this book? I was strolling through the Indira Gandhi Delhi Airport (back from my trip to Haridwar) – I had to kill  time as my flight was delayed – when I chanced upon this book. Three major reasons why I decided to give it a shot : Patanjali’s meteoric rise in…

Our Moon has blood Clots

Why did I read this book? As the intolerance debate plagued the country, I had come across a very thought provoking article on the hypocrisy of fringe elements in proclaiming India as intolerant nation state. The article provided 2 significant premise highlighting how media has time & again selectively politicised issues in favour of votebanks: the…

Have the unicorns stopped dazzling us?

The world watched as Indian startups hit astonishing valuations over the last few years. Eight Indian startups had become unicorns, with valuations exceeding $1 billion. However, two recent events i.e. the IPO of Infibeam & markdown of Flipkart has brought in doubts about the valuation of Indian e-commerce startups. While people claim that corrections are nothing new…

What’s the right pace for India’s development?

Harvard US India Initiative Conference is an annual International Youth Dialogue aimed at initiating a constructive discussion between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow. It’s starkly different from the clichéd sermons about India arriving at the world platform, as it debates about the hard facts & key challenges India faces. The conference…

The Chai-Sushi Combo

The strategic alliance fostered between India – The rising Asian star & Japan – The Asian counterpart of developed western economies has far-reaching political and economic implications. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unusually long five-day visit to Japan in September is a manifestation of the surging opportunities in India, simultaneously sending assertive signals to counterweight Chinese…