Bhaskar Chakravorti

The writer is Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. He is author of The Slow Pace of Fast Change

Articles By Bhaskar Chakravorti

Budget misses the opportunity to weigh in on some big issues. It lacks bold ideas

I would give this budget a B. Nirmala Sitharaman will get another chance next year. I worry that without bolder ideas, the colour of her packaging of this year’s budget may reflect the forthcoming financial state of the country.

Modi 2.0 must do something to improve ‘well-being’ of an ordinary Indian

Whether you prefer to believe or dismiss Gallup, your WhatsApp feed or the government’s GDP figures, let us agree that the state of well-being of the ordinary Indian is far from ideal.

US-China spat presents little opportunity for India, will aggravate the economic slowdown

When the warring parties are the world’s two biggest, and entangled, economies, everyone gets hurt — even in countries such as India, supposedly sitting on the sidelines.

India’s gender gap is a disgrace and it’s time we paid attention to women

Can you hear women at polling booths, and on the Internet? The silent revolution will get noisy soon. If the #MeToo campaign teaches us anything, it is to never underestimate the power of an angry woman with a mobile phone.

Indian woman goes to vote

Can you hear women at polling booths, and on the Internet? The silent revolution will get noisy soon.

A parallel chessboard

Why we may need a new theory of nuclear deterrence for a post-digital age

Budget’s blind eye

It fails to address dismal productivity, not just in agriculture, but across all workers.

Digital India versus Real India

In the run-up to the general election, global tech companies must find ways to live with populism, pandering and paranoia.

Digital dungeons & dragons

It is high time we held Zuckerberg and other digital dungeon masters to higher standards.

The end of digital history

The digital planet’s high points — US, Europe, India — are losing ground to China.

A lynching in Digital South

The companies that have got us hooked must be on the hook for better solutions

Growth in the machine

If done right, artificial intelligence can jump-start India’s productivity, help the country get out of the emerging economy trap, propel it into the ranks of nations that matter.

One misstep too many

Facebook has egg on its face again and this time it might stick

Three un-Davos men

The culture of contradiction infused the speeches of Modi, Trump and Xi at the World Economic Forum.

The Aadhaar opportunity

If UID project focuses on building a trustworthy system, India could be a leader in digital innovation

Memo to the World Bank

India should be rated even higher in the ease of doing business rankings the next time

Ig-Nobel mistakes

The complexity of human behaviour and systemic market factors can trip the finest economists, even Nobel laureates. Like Robert Thaler on demonetisation.

Beware the Trump effect

India does not need a tryst with Trump. Why the two 70 year-olds should not meet

If Trump, Modi talk climate

There will be awkward moments but India’s PM could return as a legitimate climate superhero

The art of curry diplomacy

But extravagant job-creation programmes in the US may not be the best use of Infosys’ scarce resources