The futility of land borders

When we look at ancient history, we see that the governing unit then was not area-based where kingdoms demarcated borders, rather it was people-based where a clan had their leader and the leader governed these people – the government moved with the […]

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The pace of change

The first humans appeared on Earth roughly 2,00,000 years ago. It took them more than 1,50,000 years to develop language capabilities, i.e. the ability to communicate. They began migrating about the same time. It took them another 35,000 years to cover almost […]

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What makes governments inefficient?

Newspaper editorials and news channels are oft found comparing how governments fare inferior to private businesses in almost all their endeavours. While the focus usually is on corruption and resultant inefficiency, there is more explanation behind the lag. Governments are there to […]

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Post-pandemic future of business

The world has been through a tough lockdown in wake of sudden deadly spread of coronavirus. Abruptly, business came to a standstill. People who were working for a promotion round the corner suddenly didn’t know whether even they still have their jobs. […]

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Inequality: A result of the pandemic?

When the lockdown was imposed in wake of preventing the spread of Covid-19, most of the middle class had to let their house maids go – whether voluntarily or simply because the maids were leaving the city. A few weeks into managing […]

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The trading sector: case for inclusion under MSME

Imagine this – the supermarket you regularly go to for buying processed food, toiletries, stationery, cosmetics and grocery suddenly decides to shut shop (that includes online sellers too!). Instead, now you must directly contact the manufacturer of each item you need to […]

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India-China conflict – The real cause?

India and China were involved in a deadly skirmish along the border in Ladakh on the night of 15th June. While 20 Indian soldiers were killed, the number on the Chinese side was never disclosed. The cause of this violent clash has […]

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