Unbundling State effectiveness – current perspectives

Context is everything. No one model exists of an effective State. Hugely diverse countries like India can benefit from a modular approach enabling sub-national jurisdictions to shape their State architecture taking into account their context, the available resources and their dreams. The last is important. “Dreams” -as opposed to short-term ambition- are a mix of […]

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Only credible leaders can skill the youth

India produces around 1,600 films annually, which gross $2 billion on 2.6 billion tickets sold. Other revenues are additional.

Skilling is a public good but with strong private good characteristics.

Gajendra Chauhan President of FTII should have proved his support amongst the agitating students via a referendum like PM Tsipras did in Greece

The elephant in the room is getting the maximum bang for the buck. Spend on skilling should result in people getting employment.

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Well run, PM Modi

(photo credit: http://www.iosipa.com) Reposted from the Asian Age May 25. 2015 < http://www.asianage.com/columnists/well-run-modi-690> Should it worry us that Modi sarkar resembles the Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie, the greatest long-distance runner ever and not Usain Bolt, the 100-metre thunderbolt from Jamaica? Not really. The 100-metre dash, whilst spectacular and crowd pulling, is a good tactic for disaster mitigation […]

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PM Modi “let it be”

PM Modi should consider listening to the “words of wisdom” in the famous 1970 Beatles hit –“Let it be”. Of course in this cruel results centric world of ours, only those who get going fast and hard survive. But there are virtues also to sometimes take a call and just let things be. Take for […]

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“Class” in diplomacy

(photo credit: http://www.dreamstime.com) “Diplomacy is not instant coffee” said the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs yesterday. He is right of course. If you are the “instant coffee” type,  you are unlikely to be invited to join the international high table. This doesn’t mean though that, if our MEA mandarins switch from Coffee […]

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