Gulzar Natarajan

The writer is an IAS officer, batch of 1999, and a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School, US. Views are personal

The case for lateral entry
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

There should be a system of annual recruitment into the IAS of mid-career professionals from diverse sectors

Lateral entry, blind alley
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Far from infusing energy, it could further enfeeble the bureaucracy.

Putting the ‘universal’ in healthcare
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

India needs prudent compromises to achieve its health coverage goals.

A distorted landscape
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Land markets are skewed by policies that urgently require correction.

Make in India essentials
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

We need bang-for-buck reform to loosen the binding constraints on manufacturing.

Why Delhi needs to step back
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Most of the dynamism of the Indian economy comes from its states. They must be given more room to chart their growth trajectories

City needs a plan
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Nothing less than a paradigm shift in urban governance will do

A little bit of handholding
Thu, May 29, 2014

Government must create a more welcoming climate for small businesses.

Figuring out distribution
Mon, Sep 16, 2013

We need to debate how we define access to opportunities

The capable state
Wed, Jul 31, 2013

No magic pill solution or quick fix can make up for basic administrative deficiencies