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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Rama Bijapurkar

Bijapurkar is the author of We Are Like That Only and A Never-before World: Tracking the evolution of Consumer India.

‘Migrant’ has become a label that declares someone a perpetual outsider
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

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.

Experts Explain: Loss of income; ground-up assessment of recovery support to households
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

Based on household-level data on occupation and income, a calculation for helping citizens get to their feet

A debate on what ails the economy should acknowledge the problems of India Inc
Sat, Sep 14, 2019

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).

First, let there be investment
Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Budget does well to focus on investment and infrastructure rather than propping up consumption to boost the economy.

Congress may be talking to economists and experts. But is it listening to the voter?
Mon, Apr 01, 2019

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.

Alyque Padamsee: Always champion, never challenger, he strode ad world like colossus
Sun, Nov 18, 2018

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”.

Dear Gen Now
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Setting up #MeToo as an all-or-nothing issue will make us ignore the considerable gains already made.

IIM bill: Degree of unfreedom
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Slogans of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Minimum Government’ won’t ring true if IIMs are being strangled.

Express Ideas Series
New residents in search of the new city
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

Urban infrastructure needs to catch up with high-energy micro-entrepreneurship, writes Rama Bijapurkar

Retirement Plan: When a householder decides to retreat into the woods
Sun, May 25, 2014

When a householder decides to relinquish her family, the duties of daily life and retreat into the woods, if only for a while.

Elections 2014
New India, new ideas
Mon, May 19, 2014

The young care about achievement and opportunity, reject fear mongering

We are like that only: Getting Inked
Sun, May 11, 2014

A family that votes together is bound to debate endlessly.

We are like that only: Tai-Pan or Fry Pan
Sun, Apr 06, 2014

In which the author goes to buy a packet of butterfly tea and a bottle of well water.

This Side,That Side
Sun, Dec 08, 2013

Crossing the Wagah border for the first time is an exercise in remembrance,identities and mixed feelings.

Unabashed and Fearless
Sun, Apr 14, 2013

Margaret Thatcher lived up to her convictions,unfazed by peer opinion

Big bank theory
Thu, Mar 28, 2013

The focus should be on empowering women to demand more from the existing system

To Cry or Not to Cry
Sun, Mar 24, 2013

The man’s guide to tears at meetings in the boardroom

Rock-cut Realities
Sun, Feb 24, 2013

Stressed out by recent happenings,I thought a retreat into the past would bring some calm and balm.

The Parent BPO
Sun, Oct 14, 2012

Power shifts in new-age parenting.

Two and a Half Women
Sun, Sep 23, 2012

There are many twosomes that have made me nervous over the years.

The Art of Home Tutor Maintenance
Sun, Sep 09, 2012

Tuition teachers are here to stay,as long as the cut-offs for college admissions escalate.

Of Yellow Lines and Ponies
Thu, Aug 16, 2012

When Chinese precision meets Indian flexibility on a journey to Kailash Mansarovar

Water Worries
Fri, Jul 13, 2012

How common sense is left behind in the modern way of living

The Add-On Card
Sat, Jun 23, 2012

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.

Recipe Remembrances
Sun, Jun 03, 2012

In the TV serial Kuch Tho Log Kahenge,Dr Nidhi is cooking her first meal in her sasuraal.

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