Authored Articles

Format: March, 2018

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

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

Manish Sabharwal

3 Jul, 2017

Three ten-year plans

As India shifts from reducing poverty to boosting a middle class, goals must be set for land, labour, capital Venture capitalists know that the most interesting dreams are those running towards something rather than running away from something. They also know that the most interesting entrepreneurs are those who know...

4 min's, 53 sec's

Manish Sabharwal

3 Jul, 2017

Ignore the jobs doomsayers

Notion that India has peaked in manufacturing & IT employment is at best premature, at worst, dishonest Einstein said that if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid. Only 0.7 per cent and 11 per cent of India’s labour force work in information technology (IT)...

4 min's, 47 sec's

Manish Sabharwal & Ashok Reddy

30 Jun, 2017

Cities: Our policy orphans

India’s farm to non-farm transition is being murdered by bad urbanization because cities have unelected or impotent leadership The speed of an average taxi in Bangalore city is now 7 km/h; most people can walk that fast (so much for the productivity upside of the internal combustion engine). India could give every...

4 min's, 30 sec's