Book Review for “Renaissance State : The Unwritten Story of the Making Of Maharashtra”

Book reviewed by: Mr. Abhay Vaidya, Associate Director, PIC Girish Kuber’s Renaissance State: The Unwritten Story of the Making of Maharashtra begins with a dramatic revelation. The author quotes the eminent socialist leader late Madhu Dandavate and says that Dandavate could well have become the 8th Prime Minister of India instead of Chandra Shekhar who dislodged Prime Minister …

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Book review for “I contain Multitudes : The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”

Book reviewed by: Mr Cherian Matthai, PIC Member The title of this book, taken originally from a poem by the great American poet, Walt Whitman (and also the title of a more recent Bob Dylan song) is a line that calls out the multiple paradoxes of the human condition. It has also become a phrase …

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What good are BITs? Payouts on account of BITs are like insurance payments that undergird foreign investment

Many of us in India are irritated when the country’s state agencies lose cases, and large penalties have to be paid on account of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). But from India’s viewpoint, it is efficient to enter into BITs. As India is at an early stage of development, foreign investors face a certain risk of expropriation, and …

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Mentoring to let go

Many of us in India are irritated when the country’s state agencies lose cases, and large penalties have to be paid on account of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). But from India’s viewpoint, it is efficient to enter into BITs. As India is at an early stage of development, foreign investors face a certain risk of expropriation, and …

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Scale and Sustain

In our first blog about Mentoring Social Innovators towards sustainability, we described how we on-board the innovators into the mentoring program and the pre-requisites for successful mentorship. This blog focuses on the ‘how’ and ‘what’ of mentoring to scale and sustain. The emphasis is on the mentoring and coaching part of the program and the key …

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The India – China Stand-off: Should India ever trust China?

The following are excerpts from the presentation by Lt. Gen. D. B. Shekatkar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (retd.) on The India – China Stand-off: Should India ever trust China? The presentation was delivered under the ‘PIC Adda’ series on the virtual platform on September 19, 2020. PIC Adda is a forum for exchange of ideas.) The current stand-off between India …

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