Bijapurkar is the author of We Are Like That Only and A Never-before World: Tracking the evolution of Consumer India.
The creation of a new class called the migrants makes us forget that they are people and all rules that apply to people, apply to them as well. Many ask, “Why are the migrants leaving? Why can’t they be persuaded to stay? Surely, they would stay if food was actually being provided?” and so on.
Based on household-level data on occupation and income, a calculation for helping citizens get to their feet
This debate is not for the macro economists and stock market analysts alone. It is also about the values we want as a society (the question whose India and whose society should also be addressed).
Budget does well to focus on investment and infrastructure rather than propping up consumption to boost the economy.
PM Narendra Modi understands better what people in an aspirational society want. Cash transfers are welcome, but what they desire is ways to earn more and for their children to be a part of the better life possibilities they see around them.
To say that he was brilliant, impossible, dazzling, utterly his own person and the definer of Indian advertising is an understatement. Like he said in his one-line ad brief for Surf, “always the champion, never the challenger”.
Setting up #MeToo as an all-or-nothing issue will make us ignore the considerable gains already made.
Slogans of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Minimum Government’ won’t ring true if IIMs are being strangled.
Urban infrastructure needs to catch up with high-energy micro-entrepreneurship, writes Rama Bijapurkar
When a householder decides to relinquish her family, the duties of daily life and retreat into the woods, if only for a while.
The young care about achievement and opportunity, reject fear mongering
A family that votes together is bound to debate endlessly.
In which the author goes to buy a packet of butterfly tea and a bottle of well water.
Crossing the Wagah border for the first time is an exercise in remembrance,identities and mixed feelings.
Margaret Thatcher lived up to her convictions,unfazed by peer opinion
The focus should be on empowering women to demand more from the existing system
The mans guide to tears at meetings in the boardroom
Stressed out by recent happenings,I thought a retreat into the past would bring some calm and balm.
Power shifts in new-age parenting.
There are many twosomes that have made me nervous over the years.
Tuition teachers are here to stay,as long as the cut-offs for college admissions escalate.
When Chinese precision meets Indian flexibility on a journey to Kailash Mansarovar
How common sense is left behind in the modern way of living
The add-on credit card and the SMS that follows after it is used is one of the greatest new-age developments to delight helicopter parents.
In the TV serial Kuch Tho Log Kahenge,Dr Nidhi is cooking her first meal in her sasuraal.