Stringency Index

Government Response Stringency Index: a composite measure based upon 9 response indicators including school closures, workplace closures, and travel bans, rescaled to a value from 0 to 100 (100 = strictest response). This Government Response Tracker is from the Blavatnik […]

COVID-19 Democracy Crisis

American Egg – Democracy in Crisis

American Democracy in Crisis

“To have egg on one’s face” is an American saying, that means that one has done something to make oneself look foolish. On the other hand, the British call a good person or someone to be trusted, “a good egg”. […]




Alongside the alarming trend in the infection rate, the daily newspapers, are full of images of migrant labourers returning to their home states. The sheer scale of this movement is staggering, and it has overwhelmed the infrastructure. They are travelling […]

COVID-19 Reading


Cold Vaccine

Trials for an effective cure and vaccine are on in a Seattle laboratory to determine what is the best dosage required to stop the deadly Coronavirus in its tracks. Let us all hope that it arrives just in time to […]

Business Market Industry Technology

Paper Industry

Paper Industry

The other evening, I met Prabhakaran Sivathaanu, a batchmate from St. Stephen’s College. The college, which is based in Delhi, belies its age and looks new whenever you visit. However, some of us former students had clearly grown older and […]

Business Market Industry Reading


Kobe Bryant

Reading about the accidental demise of the legendary NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, was quite shocking. I was reminded of the famous quote that you may have seen posted on a poster somewhere: “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes […]

Book Review Education Reading

The Nineteenth Lesson

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari is an Oxford-educated historian, who teaches world history at Hebrew University, in Jerusalem. He is the author of two acclaimed books Sapiens and Homo Deus. One of my two smart nephews, who went to IIM Bangalore, on […]

Education Technology

Supply Chain Management 4.0 and the Statue of Unity

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 refers to the production and marketing environment. According to the experts in the retail sector and other business domains, digitization of processes and record-keeping has experienced a quantum jump, from where it has been in the past decade. […]