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Rohan Parikh


Rohan Parikh, a businessman working in education and real estate, is an alumni of the Wharton School of Business and INSEAD. Outside of business his interests are in public policy and social enterprise

A father’s letter in the times of coronavirus: And then… the world stopped…
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

When we could no longer venture out, many of us began a journey inwards. We realised how little we really need and how beautifully simple joy was.

Eight years after 26/11: Making sense of Hate
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

India was built on the success of her integration, its multiplicity and the resilience of its people. Mumbai is its shining symbol.

India is the final firewall
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

It is now our turn to be the great firewall against the madness sweeping humanity.

Why not a Kashmir ‘plebiscite?’
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

As we go through yet another cycle of hand wringing over Kashmir, perhaps it is time to put aside irrational pride and ask some very practical questions.

Revenge for Uri attack? We already have it
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

We must not let ourselves be baited into a fight that can only damage us, we must not allow ourselves to blindly hate an entire people.

The maternity leave bill could end up being counter-productive; here’s why
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

This law in its current avatar would mean that most businesses would be highly reluctant to hire young, recently married women in permanent positions.

Why it would be deeply unpatriotic and selfish to oppose GST
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

At a time when Europe is threatening to break up and the US seems deeply divided, the GST reform bill would deepen and strengthen the unity of our country.

End the Arvind Kejriwal show: An open letter to AAP supporters
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Arvind Kejriwal - clad in muffler, with his bizarre antics and natakbaaz cough has taken over the reins and purged those with backbone or morality

Brexit: Open letter to the people of England from an Indian perspective
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Post-colonial Britain has been a shining beacon of this Europe. Do not turn your back on this.

We need ‘Gandhi-mukt’ Congress, not ‘Congress-mukt’ Bharat
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

A genuine center-left national opposition party like the Congress is key to the health of our democracy

Counter view: Obama-Modi friendship a bright spot in these testing times
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

If this relationship does put the worlds greatest democracies on a path to closer and greater friendship, then it is one that is good not just for India and the US, but for the democratic world in general.

Why PM Modi and Obama’s visits to Saudi Arabia should have focussed on intolerance
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Theirs is an ideology that will send people to blow themselves up to avenge an insult to Islam, but will not take in the millions of Muslim refugees from Syria into their own country

Why Kanhaiya Kumar’s statement that 69% of India voted against PM Modi is flawed and utterly wrong
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Make no mistake, the NDA’s performance of 40% of the votes was a thumping win

In hatred for PM Modi, Opposition creating far-reaching damage to our political system
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

The only solution that I see here is for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work harder to be a ‘uniter’ in the face of these divisive forces

Right, Left and just plain wrong
Wed, Feb 17, 2016

Is there a place in India for a genuine Center-Right party?

Failure of Right to Education Act: Is it time to privatise education?
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

The Right to Education Act is based on an excellent and very politically marketable idea – that every child should have an equal right to a good education.

A terror attack after a chat with Pakistan is as certain as death
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Pakistan must get over its obsession with and fear of India