Public Policy in India: A discussion

Bangalore, 2020This evening the city had some of the best civil servants and policy thinkers to speak on reforms in India. The group was brought together to discuss Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah's new book In Service of the Republic: The Art and Science of Economic Policy. There were the authors themselves, Govinda Rao (of [...]

Chasing the Fast Pack: Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020

Mumbai, 2020 "How is Mumbai's course?" he asked. "I don't know, but not the fastest for sure'' I said. This isn't a kind of question that concerns me. But being asked I began thinking of it from a recreational runner's perspective. I haven't quite thought of marathon courses that way. The seconds haven't mattered. Maybe, [...]

Roundup 2019

We are two weeks into the new year and I realize that some behaviours get so much more difficult to gain control of as one adds years. To include some writing everyday, has been a constant struggle. Ahead of tomorrow’s Mumbai Marathon, this yearly round up must go out.  Since some years, a typical year [...]

‘At least they have a job’ : Objectivity, social sciences & my research

In the last six months that I have been researching work in gig economy in Bengaluru I have had to revise my idealism and those social science theories that I carried from university.