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Jaithirth Rao

Jaithirth Rao, popularly known as Jerry Rao, is an Indian businessman and entrepreneur based in Mumbai. Founder and former CEO of software company MphasiS, he is at present Executive Chairman of Value and Budget Housing Corporation.

An American master
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

Pulitzer-winner Vijay Seshadri is a worthy intellectual and artistic descendant of Melville.

Sanitation, a pipe dream
Mon, Aug 18, 2014

We can easily build toilets. The problem is that our system does not allow for easy operation and usage.

Minimum government, maximum risks
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Tough decisions made by Modi in Year 1 will pay off handsomely in Year 5.

Tsar Vladimir and the Russian renaissance
Fri, Mar 14, 2014

By 2114, Putin will have joined the ranks of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, Tsar Peter the Great and Tsarina Catherine the Great

How they killed our factories
Mon, Jan 20, 2014

The government of India, it seems, has decided that factories must not be allowed to come up or to run.

Vilakkudi Days
Sat, Jan 11, 2014

A charming memoir shines a light on contemporary India.

Letter to an Indian nanny in New York
Fri, Jan 10, 2014

In return for a Green Card,all you have to do is provide evidence against your prominent employer.

Respected pradhan mantriji
Thu, Nov 14, 2013

A letter Rahul Gandhi didn't write to Manmohan Singh but could have.

Welfare haves and have-nots
Mon, Sep 09, 2013

The government seems determined to create a de-industrialised moonscape across India

Poor,powerless police
Mon, Apr 08, 2013

Can we agree to vote only for parties that promise to implement the police reforms?

A quiet hero
Fri, Mar 22, 2013

Viren Shah disproved the view that wealthy business leaders like to flirt with authoritarianism

Educator par excellence
Thu, May 17, 2012

For Shirin Darasha,school was a democratic republic of talent

The Regulation Raj
Sat, May 05, 2012

Our approach seems to be,‘Have problem,do a quick-fix’. We need to learn that ill-conceived fiscal fixes will not work

Prose by Another Name Wouldn’t Read the Same
Sat, Apr 21, 2012

Christopher Hitchens died a few months ago. Lovers of English prose were dealt a serious blow.

Unpredictable business
Fri, Apr 13, 2012

Attacking tax havens is a cover to introduce the draconian GAAR

Letter from the Beyond
Mon, Apr 02, 2012

Rajendra Prasad and Ambedkar on retrospective changes to laws

From the Philippines,with gratitude
Sat, Mar 24, 2012

India’s arbitrary policy environment has shifted IT and BPO jobs out of here,to more reasonable regimes

Back to school for Norway?
Tue, Mar 20, 2012

Telenor executives and social services officials,for starters,could do with some elementary lessons

Apocalypse is Nigh
Sat, Jan 14, 2012

Like the professional pessimists of the 1930s,Jeffrey Sachs prescribes central planning to tide over the crisis

The irony mask
Sat, Jan 14, 2012

Cho Ramaswamy’s play ‘Saraswatiyin Shapatam’ is a caustic comment on our passivity and denial

The Great Lokpal Conspiracy Theory
Fri, Dec 30, 2011

This bill is a ploy to turn opinion against the judiciary,which is bound to strike it down

Shyam Benegal,family man
Fri, Dec 09, 2011

It is not easy for cinema to convey the complicated inner lives of families — but Benegal pulls it off

Clout of the virtuous
Fri, Nov 25, 2011

The strange parallels between Germany and China

Elites don’t get it
Tue, Oct 18, 2011

That there is a larger purpose behind Mayawati’s public architecture

On a parallel track
Fri, Sep 30, 2011

Are we going to see a whole lost decade for the world economy?