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Accountability: Angst, Awareness, Action

India is poised at a crucial juncture in its post-independence history. Accountability, the heartbeat of governance, is under siege. The epidemic of unaccountability lurks beneath India's myriad tragedies, conquering the spirit of the citizen and constraining India from unlocking its full economic and social potential.

Saving Lives - The Promise of Point of Care Testing

The past few years have heralded much excitement around the uses of Point of Care Testing (PoCT). With advancements in electronics, the miniaturisation and digitisation of technology has spilled over into the realm of medical diagnostics. Through portable, transportable and handheld instruments, PoCT is the ability to ...

Reluctantly Redundant - The Real Cost of Power

India is burdened with a substantial power deficit resulting in vast tracts of the country, living in the dark shadows of frequent power outages. Meanwhile, India’s hapless citizens have already invested around Rs 100,000 crores in...

The Future of Indian Biosimilars

The evolutionary pressure to merge the boundaries between pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in order to survive, is increasing. The current view on the Indian biosimilars industry...

Business Landscape of India

India’s growth has been accelerated over the last 20 years. Major multi-national companies have entered India and capitalised on India’s human capital...

Leveraging the Dragon III - How Global and Indian Businesses are using the Principles of Judo to exploit China's Strengths

This report was prepared to offer a perspective on how Indian companies can convert a perceived enemy, aka China, into an opportunity. We studied the kinds of actions Indian companies take to co-operate and compete with China. With these perspectives, we applied principles from Judo, which is known for leveraging an attacker’s strength, to determine generic strategies that Indian companies can use to exploit China’s strength.

Navigating the Minefield - How to make your Outsourcing Initiative a Success

Outsourcing has been labelled as one of the most important management ideas of the last five to seven decades. Indian companies are just waking up to outsourcing. Carefully navigating the potential minefield that presents itself in every outsourcing relationship, will help your company to make your outsourcing initiative a success.

Digitising the Black Board - How Indian Schools should integrate Information Technology in Education

Just as every aspect of our lives are changing due to technology, so is the way children are being taught in schools. There is a shift from the traditional learning environment to a new one, where technology plays an important role in encouraging students to collaborate, explore, and learn. It is essential that schools and teachers in India recognise the significance of evolving their teaching methods in this manner as it takes time to make this shift. This article elaborates on how schools can use it to their advantage.