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Auto Rickshaw Pricing

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

Acute shortage of parking space means I usually take an auto rickshaw whenever I have to go to the M G Road area. The usual fare is Rs. 35, so when the meter shows Rs. 45 (as it did last week), I demand an explanation from the driver. And the last time round, the driver’s [...]

In the Lounge with Bill Emmott

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Niranjan Rajadhyaksha of Mint (and a good friend of IEB) meets Bill Emmott, the former editor of the Economist for a drink. An interesting conversation evolves on the rise of Asia, journalism, and the reasons for the success of the Economist. For those of you who haven’t picked up Mint yet, I would strongly recommend [...]

How Much Difference Does Your Policy Make?

Friday, February 10th, 2006

There are a couple of important lessons that I would like to share with consumers of public policy analysis, lessons gleaned from my own coursework and work experience. The immediate context is the rise of policy analysis in the blogosphere. I strongly believe that ideas have a fringes-to-mainstream transition. And it is a good sign [...]

JOB OPENING: Base of the Pyramid Consortium

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Many of you know of the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) concept, thanks to its popularization in books by Stuart Hart and C.K.Prahalad. The Base of the Pyramid Learning Lab, led by Stuart Hart at Cornell University’s Business School, is now working with DuPont‘s food division, Solae, to set up a BOP protocol project, with [...]

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