Format: March, 2018

Manish Sabharwal

20 Mar, 2018

India’s prosperity depends on reducing its 50% self-employment

In the 1920s, Russian economist Alexander Chayanov made the case to Pandit Nehru that small farms were viable because of self-exploitation; you don’t have to pay yourself, your wife or your kids a salary. This argument is as dyfunctional and nonsensical today for small farms as it was almost 100 years ago but it also...

3 min's, 21 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty

20 Mar, 2018

Nothing will work unless you do

Each time a woman stands up for herself , without knowing it possibly, without claiming it she stands up for all women. Am a self confessed fangirl of Maya Angelou and hence hers Nothing will work unless you do has always been my wake up call. Everytime I am faced with adversity I play back those words over and over...

2 min's, 57 sec's

Manish Sabharwal & Santosh Thangavelu

29 Jan, 2018

Forget all doomsday forecasts, India’s IT employment will double in five years

Employers will be increasingly frugal with training budgets, but employees have options that include external certifications, MOOCs, building applications for fun alongside a community to practice, code challenges, and hackathons. On July 6, 1900, Dadabhai Naoroji gave a speech in England raising his “drain theory”...

4 min's, 50 sec's

Manish Sabharwal & Shantanu Rooj

10 Jan, 2018

Disrupting Higher Education

The future of education and jobs is unknown. That doesn’t mean we can’t prepare for it In 1934, Nalini Ranjan Sarkar – the forgotten genius who chaired a committee in 1946 that recommended setting up IIT’s – said “There is a great need not only for a policy of action to deal with a pressing situation, but also the...

4 min's, 27 sec's

Manish Sabharwal 

20 Dec, 2017

Reveal, recognise, resolve

Gap between global banks and Indian banks on bad loan recovery is set to narrow There are five theories for why Indian banks recover so little of their bad loans. The first suggests something cultural about repayment intentions of Indian borrowers. This is, at best, the soft bigotry of low expectations and, at worst,...

4 min's, 55 sec's

Manish Sabharwal & Rituparna Chakraborty

6 Dec, 2017

A Curious Case of the End Justifies the Means

“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it” according to Eric Qualman, best-selling author of Socialnomics and motivational speaker. This may be self-evident, but the way in which companies think about social media the risk vs the reward— employee engagement, impact on...

4 min's, 17 sec's

Santosh Thangavelu

25 Oct, 2017

New age technology reshaping HR processes in the IT industry

IT companies are increasingly segregating skills as made to stock and made to order skills based on business projections, skill value and skill availability. The interesting phase that the IT services industry now is that it is influenced by three key factors on the supply side (a) Need for re / up / cross skilling of...

5 min's, 43 sec's

Manish Sabharwal and Co-authored by-Sumit Kumar 

16 Sep, 2017

Need to rethink education's regulatory cholesterol

Education reform: Why role of regulator, service provider and policy maker must be separated Government regulations are justified in the name of creating public goods (assets where private sector animal spirits alone are not enough), controlling externalities (reducing costs imposed by somebody on everybody), reducing...

5 min's, 0 sec's

Manish Sabharwal and Sonal Arora

1 Sep, 2017


An authored article of Manish Sabharwal and Sonal Arora in Business Standard talks about national Minimum Wage A national Minimum wage will murder the formal job creation our youth need and corrodes competitive federalism The Ministry of Labour is clearly more ignorant than the young boy at a job fair in Gwalior who...

5 min's, 16 sec's

Manish Sabharwal

18 Jul, 2017

Jobs, facts and fiction

An authored article of Manish Sabharwal India has more formal non-farm jobs than we think. Creating millions more needs labour, education reforms How can 26 per cent of Indians say they work for an enterprise with more than nine employees but only 1.5 per cent of Indian enterprises say they have more than nine...

5 min's, 7 sec's