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. Time for governance reforms, Deccan Herald, May 4, 2020.
. Our local roads are a national shame, Deccan Herald, March 30, 2020.
. Fix this national schism, Deccan Herald, February 05, 2020.
. Is dissent equal to riot and violence? Deccan Herald, January 02, 2020.
. Does language have a religion? Deccan Herald, December 06, 2019.
. Rich RBI, unregulated banks, and poor customers, Deccan Herald, October 15, 2019.
. Only systems can fix corporate governance woes, Deccan Herald, September 10, 2019.
. Governance in failed enterprise: Not a simple situation, Deccan Herald, August 6, 2019.
. Govt should use nudge to elbow out corruption, Deccan Herald, July 24, 2019.
. Policy to revoke honours, Deccan Herald, June 15, 2019.
. IL&FS: India's Leading Financial Scam, Deccan Herald, April 24, 2019.
. Enough is Enough: Calling China's bluff, Deccan Herald, March 21, 2019.
. A common man's lament, Deccan Herald, January 30, 2019.
. FASTag, slow lane: why's wait longer at toll plazas? Deccan Herald, December 12, 2018.
. PPP way to go, Deccan Herald, October 12, 2018.
. For his name's Junaid Khan, Deccan Herald, August 20, 2018.
. Blockchain: get this tech going to combat corruption, Deccan Herald, July 19, 2018.
. Plumbing New Depths, Deccan Herald, June 26, 2018.
. RTO, Try harder please, Deccan Herald, May 30, 2018.
. Make them pay, Deccan Herald, April 11, 2018.
. Permature Celebration, Deccan Herald, March 20, 2018.
. The tragedy of Indians, Deccan Herald, February 16, 2018.
. Branded but substandard, Deccan Herald, January 12, 2018.
. Bail-in clause: don't do another DeMo on common man, Deccan Herald, Dec 12, 2017.
. Is corporate governance superior to country governance? Deccan Herald, Nov 15 2017.
. Mera Bharat Not Yet Mahaan, Deccan Herald, October 12, 2017.
. A flyover over nothing August 9, 2017.
. Enough is enough, Deccan Herald, July 12, 2017.
. Mr CM, try and fix it, Deccan Herald, June 13, 2017.
. Generic medicines: in cobweb of hospitals, docs, drug firms, Deccan Herald, May 11, 2017.
. Absurd Motor Vehicles Bill hits at accident victims, Deccan Herald, April 11, 2017.
. Judicial salt on wounds, Deccan Herald, March 14, 2017.
. Autonomy Must for RBI, Deccan Herald, January 22, 2017.
. Why Indians jump queues, The Times of India, November 20, 2016.
. A Bill to weaken IIMs: Dump It: The IIM Bill is a serious effort to undermine autonomy enjoyed by the institutes, Deccan Herald, July 5, 2015.
. From Open Courseware to Open Classware, Board of IT Education Standards, Guest Editorial: Newsletter, Volume 50, June 2015.
. The culture of rewarding the wrong-doer, People Matters, July 16, 2013.
. We Don't Need a Pan - IIM Board, The reasons against a pan-IIM board, a layer between the government and IIMs, are valid even now, The Economic Times, 15th February, 2013.
. Open Class Ware for IIMs, If MIT can put its courses online for free, why can't Indian institutions like the IIMs follow suit? The Economic Times, 18th January, 2013.
. Ground Reality & Castles in the Air, One look at growth statistics and it's clear we lag badly behind our peer group, leading only in slogans, The Economic Times, 21st December, 2012.
. India Needs a Latrine Policy: From Pastic portable loos to Sanitary Bonds, only an all-out war on open-sky toilets, The Economic Times, 16th November, 2012.
. India needs urgent reforms; must minimise political discretion & take initiatives, The Economic Times, 19th October, 2012.
. Car Warranty and Insurance: Double Trouble, Hyundai & Bharti Axa give the short shrift, Money Life, 18th October, 2012.
. CAG has evaluated the airport deal intuitively, rather than analytically, The Economic Times, 21st September, 2012.
. Home-buyer at the Mercy: A real-estate regulator is more important to the citizens than a stock market regulator, Money Life, 6th September, 2012.
. Not a Prestigious Oasis: A real-life incident shows why India urgently needs a real-estate regulator, The Economic Times, 17th August, 2012.
. The Google Muddled: The new look Gmail, is unfriendly, clumsy and irritating, Money Life, 9th August, 2012.
. Who should Pay for Skilling?, The Economic Times, 20th July, 2012.
. Drycleaners: Taking us to the cleaners!, Money Life, 12th July, 2012.
. A Nation of Cynics? The national psyche seems ready to believe the most ludicrous charges against the government, The Economic Times, 23rd June, 2012.
. Foreign Auto Companies: Taking Us for a Ride?, Money Life, 14th June, 2012.
. Corruption, policy paralysis may be common but government employees working efficiently is always a pleasant surprise, The Economic Times, 26th May, 2012.
. Toxic Plans: Where is Corporate Governance in all this?, Money Life, 17th May, 2012.
. Free Tickets to Corruption, The Economic Times, 28th April, 2012.
. Indian Car Standards: Better homologation, please, Moneylife, 17th April, 2012.
. The Poverty Wars: The Planning Commission has set the poverty line impossibly low, it must go up, The Economic Times, 31st March, 2012.
. It's Broke, Fix It. The standard of India's technological and scientific training is falling because of warped policies, Times of India, 25th, February, 2012.
. Lacking Upright Governance: The army chief's birth date controversy and the Rushdie after show the government in very poor light, Economic Times, 28th January, 2012
. Not in Your Interest: Will RBI look at some of these banking practices?, Moneylife, January 26, 2012)
. Lokpal Bill: Anna's movement signals dawn of 'unreasonable' hope, The Economic Times, December 31, 2011.
. Real estate is supposed to get a regulator now. Here is what it must consider, in buyers' interest, Moneylife, December 29, 2011)
. No Insurance against Mis-selling, Moneylife, December 1, 2011)
. Healthcare in Need of Treatment, The Times of India, November 26, 2011.
. Another Face of Corruption, The Economic times, October 29, 2011.
. Comman Man's Double Whammy, The Economic times, September 24, 2011.
. Wake Up, Irda, The Economic times, August 27, 2011.
. Can We Trust Trusts? The Economic times, July 30, 2011.
. Power Distance Index and Corruption, The Economic times, June 25, 2011.
. On Constrained Capitalism, The Economic Times, May 28, 2011.
. Do not merge SBI subsidiaries, The Economic Times, April 30, 2011.
. Hear Us Out Too, Mr. P M, The Economic Times, 26 March 2011.
. Pricing Engineering Education, The Economic Times, 4 March 2011.
. A Study in contrast, The Economic Times, January 29, 2011.
. The compelling nature of that phone call, DNA, Jan 17, 2011.
. Getting consent on organ donation, DNA, Jan 1, 2011.
. Beyond the year of scams, Economic Times, December 25, 2010.
. Gifts in cash versus gifts in kind, DNA, December 18, 2010.
. Indians are more tolerant of unfairness, DNA, December 4, 2010.
. The plunder of India, The Economic Times, November 27, 2010.
. When the mob mentality gets you, DNA, November 19, 2010.
. Why the other queue moves faster, DNA, November 6, 2010.
. Why does happiness wear thin over time?, DNA, October 9, 2010.
. Why not a PPP model for the Games? Economic Times, September 25, 2010. 
. The other guy's dish seems better, DNA, September 25, 2010. 
. An open letter to my MP, The Economic Times, August 28, 2010. 
. Why some women collect plastic bags, August 28, 2010. 
. Independent directors are oxymorons, The Economic Times, June 26, 2010. 
. Will the RBI finally wake up?, The Economic Times, May 29, 2010. 
. Foreign varsities: Misplaced fears, The Economic Times, April 24, 2010. 
. MHRD Bills are overdue, but..., The Economic Times, March 27, 2010. 
. We need foreign hand in education, The Economic Times, February 26, 2010. 
. Well done, HRD minister, The Economic Times, Jan 30, 2010. 
. Could copyright by wrong? Livemint, Jan 17, 2010. 
. Why Salman must speak to Pranab, The Economic Times, December 26, 2009. 
. CAT glitches: some observations, The Economic Times, December 8, 2009. 
. Adding skills to NREGA benefits, The Economic Times, November 28, 2009 (co-author Avanish Kumar).  
. Gaming Global Warming, Livemint, November 23, 2009. 
. DTC: Hardly charitable to charities, The Economic Times, October 31, 2009. 
. Financing higher education, The Economic Times, September 26, 2009.
. Capping bankers' bonuses, Livemint, September 23, 2009. 
. Is the flu really worse than hepatitis?, The Economic Times, August 29, 2009. 
( http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ET-Cetera/Is-the-flu-really-worse-than-hepatitis/articleshow/4946934.cms)
. Only global markets can outwit politics, Management Next, August 2009.
. Militancy, education & infrastructure, The Economic Times, July 25, 2009. 
. An appeal to the telecom regulator, The Economic Times, July 4, 2009. 
. Liberalizing for protection, Livemint, July 1, 2009. 
. The science of education, Livemint, June 1, 2009. 
. Receiving with grace, The Economic Times, May 30, 2009. 
. They still don't serve, The Economic Times, April 25, 2009. 
. Questions for legislators, Livemint, April 22, 2009. 
. Project Management Tools for Writing Books, Manage India, March-April 2009. 
. Can fourth estate show the way? The Economic Times, March 28, 2009. 
. How systems can minimize corruption, The Economic Times, February 28, 2009
. Where are the Indian fruits? The Mint, February 5, 2009
. Supra-IIM board: A retrograde idea, The Economic Times, January 31, 2009
( http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Comments__Analysis/Supra-IIM_board_A_retrograde_idea/articleshow/4055525.cms?curpg=1)
. Whose company is it anyway? Livemint, December 30, 2008
( http://www.livemint.com/2008/12/30231921/Whose-company-is-cit-anyway.html?h=B)
. An imagined crisis of confidence, The Economic Times, December 27, 2008
( http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Comments_Analysis/An_imagined_ crisis_of_confidence/articleshow/3898337.cms )
. Tackle corruption to fight terror, The Economic Times, December 9, 2008
( http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Tackle_corruption_to_ fight_terror/rssarticleshow/3810627.cms )
. The way to double-digit growth, The Economic Times, September 27, 2008
( http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/The_way_to double- digit_growth/articleshow/3532598.cms)
. Games Indians Don't win, Knowledge@Wharton,,September 4, 2008
(http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/india/article.cfm?articleid=4315 )
. Tweaking vehicle & fuel pricing policy, The Economic Times, August 30, 2008
( http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Tweaking vehicle fuel_pricing_policy/rssarticleshow/3423442.cms)
. Drawing an inviolable line, Mint, August 11, 2008
. End of power without accountability? The Economic Times, July 26, 2008
. Political executive & corporate feuds, The Economic Times, July 18, 2008
. Haryana shows the way, The Economic Times, June 28, 2008
. Open letter to RBI Governor: Homebuyers need help, Mint, June 19, 2008(
. Dealing with One sided contracts, The Economic Times, May 31, 2008
. How to deter cartelization, Livemint, May 15, 2008 (http://www.livemint.com/2008/05/15225819/How-to-deter-cartelization.html)
. Moral Gazard, Management Next, May 2008
. Land reforms and dematerialization, The Economic Times, April 30, 2008 (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Editorials/Land_reforms/articleshow/msid-2996546,curpg-2.cms)
. Games that our VIPs play, Mint, April 11, 2008
. Breaking the brand barrier, Mint, March 28, 2008 (www.livemint.com/UserControls/2008/03/28002039/Breaking-the-brand-barrier.html)
. A case for greater ethical rating, The Economic Times, March 24, 2008 (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Guest_Writer/A_case_for_greater_ethical
. Not so sweet sugar industry, The Economic Times, February 23, 2008 (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Guest_Writer/Not_so_sweet_sugar_
. The giving conundrum, The Economic Times, 29-Jan-2008 (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Guest_Writer/The_giving
. If Ratan Tata were Chinese, Mint, The Wall Street Journal, 18-Jan-2008 (www.livemint.com/2008/01/17235533/If-Ratan-Tata-were-Chinese.html)
. Unknown income sources are known, The Economic Times, 12-Jan-2008 (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Guest_Writer/Unknown_income_
. Our Agrarian model is 2,000 year old, The Economic Times, 29-Dec-2007 (www.economictimes.indiatimes.com/.../Guest_Writer/Our_agrarian_model_is_2000-year_old/rssarticleshow/2659670.cms)
. A job on your cell phone?, The Economic Times, 1-Dec-2007 (www.economictimes.indiatimes.com/rssarticleshow/msid-2586498,prtpage-1.cms)
. Cane pricing & the tragedy of commons, The Economic Times, New Delhi, 16-Nov-2007
. Spruce up everyday infrastructure, The Economic Times, 27-Oct-2007 (www.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2493951.cms)
. A behavioural take on our leftists, The Economic Times, 25-Aug-2007
. An ad that shouldn't have been, The Economic Times, 28-Jul-2007
. For suo motu cognisance, Your Honour, The Economic Times, 30-Jun-2007 (www.economictimes.indiatimes.com/.../Experts_View/For_suo_motu_cognisance
. The Peak-end rule, Management Next, June 2007
. Behavioural values in cyber age, Economic Times, 2-Jun-2007
. Do business plans matter?, Management Next, May 2007
. Role of probability in success stories, Management Next, April 2007
. Government's IIM fixation, Economic Times, 26-Apr-2007 (www.economictimes.indiatimes.com/Opinion/Editorial/Governments_IIMs_fixation/
. Credit where credit is due, Economic Times, 31-Mar-2007 (www.economictimes.indiatimes.com/.../Editorial/Credit_where_credit_is_due/articleshow/
. Decision regret, status quo bias and loss aversion, Management Next, March 2007
. India needs more quality PhDs, Economic Times, 24-Feb-2007 (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshowarchive.cms?msid=1670402)
. Mental Accounting and the Decision Maker, Management Next, January 2007
. Where is the Freedom to Choose?, Economic Times, 30-Dec-2006
. Edmund Phelps. Who?, Management Next, December 2006
. Steadfast sentries of the old guard, Economic Times, 25-Nov-2006
. Time to liberalize language policy, Education World, November 2006
. Rooting for DRDO scientists, Economic Times, 28-Oct-2006
. Preference reversal and the CEO, Management Next, October 2006
. GMR: Share of profit CSR, Management Next, September 2006
. Decision regret and the CEO, Management Next, September 2006
. Scavengers, bhangis or cleaners?, Economic Times, 29-Jul-2006 (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshowarchive.cms?msid=1822885)
. Of apples and national institutes, Economic Times, 24-Jun-2006
. My personal satyagrahas, Economic Times, 27-May-2006
. Technical capability illusion, Education World, May 2006
. An open letter to the Honourable PM, Economic Times, 29-Apr-2006 (www.listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0604&L=lgpolicy-list&P=20145)
. Diluting excellence, The Times of India, 13-Apr-2006 (www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1487569.cms )
. Even the best are hardly world-class, March-April 2006
. Nurseries of despair, The Times of India, 18-Mar-2006
. Eats, shoots and leaves - Delhi style, Economic Times, 25-Feb-2006
. Leave behind monopoly mindset, The Times of India, 17-Feb-2006
. Of quotas and foreign varsities, Economic Times, 28-Jan-2006
. Why IIMs should go global, The Times of India, 20-Jan-2006 (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-1378338,curpg-1.cms)
. Transferring responsibility, The Times of India, 4-Jan-2006
. An ad-hoc nation, Economic Times, 31-Dec-2005
. A question of idealism, The Times of India, 29-Nov-2005
. An open letter to the Karnataka CM, Economic Times, 26-Nov-2005
. The idiot savants of India, Economic Times, 29-Oct-2005
. Speak up for Bangalore varsity, Economic Times, 24-Sep-2005
. Supreme Court, polity & education , Economic Times, 27-Aug-2005
. Who said academics aren't sharp?, Economic Times, 30-Jul-2005
. An honest look at our dishonesty, Economic Times, 1-Jul-2005
. Homologate with care, Economic Times, 21-May-2005
. India on three wheels, Economic Times, 16-Apr-2005
. A hygiene deficit after Gandhi, Economic Times, 23-Oct-2004
. CMP and the population bomb, Economic Times, 8-Jun-2004
. God save higher education in India, Economic Times, 11-May-2004
. Some FAQs on IIMs, Economic Times, 12-Apr-2004
. Courts must call in experts, Economic Times, 13-Mar-2004
. Raise the bar, The Times of India, 8-Mar-2004
. Whose contempt is it anyway?, Economic Times, 14-Feb-2004
. Indian polytechnics of management?, Economic Times, 10-Jan-2004
. Demography versus democracy, Economic Times, 13-Dec-2003
. Spare the golden geese, Economic Times, 26-Nov-2003
. Dealing with preference reversal, Economic Times, 19-Nov-2003
. Pros & cons in choice vs rejection, Economic Times, 11-Oct-2003
. The joys of mental accounting, Economic Times, 13-Sep-2003
. Open letter to an MP from a pest, Economic Times, 16-Aug-2003
. Control greed, not fear!, Economic Times, 12-Jul-2003
. Cursed winners, Economic Times, 14-Jun-2003
. No winds of change at the RTOs, Economic Times, 3-May-2003
. Let's clean up our act, Economic Times, 5-Apr-2003
. Leaping dragon, sleeping elephant, Economic Times, 1-Feb-2003
. When in doubt, co-operate, Economic Times, 28-Dec-2002
. We Indians are like that only, Economic Times, 19-Oct-2002
. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, Economic Times, 13-Jul-2002
. Ineffective Governance Lapses Highlighted, Financial Express, 1-May-2002
. On Proxy powers of judiciary, The Times of India, 23-Oct-2000
. Lamenting the demise of Law Garden, The Times of India, 9-Oct-2000
. On Osteo Arthritis, The Times of India, 21-Sep-2000
. A surgeon to be proud of , The Times of India, 4-Sep-2000
. Bottle-necks, The Times of India, 23-Aug-2000
. Rows of Rickshaws, The Times of India, 8-Aug-2000
. Guiding principle, The Times of India, 1-Aug-2000
. "Random Grades", Times of India, June 30, 2000.
. "Nameless Roads", Times of India, June 4, 2000.
. "Three Cheers for the AMC", Times of India, April 30, 2000.
. "In Anger Against Pseudo Shrines", Times of India, April 16, 2000.
. "Labouring for Enlightened Employment, for Starters", Times of India, March 26, 2000.
. "Sabarmati River Front Project May Fail to Take Off", Times of India, March 12, 2000.
. "Caring Professionals Make the True Difference at this Centre for Disabled", Times of India, February 23, 2000.
. "Monumental Mistakes", Times of India, February 6, 2000.
. "Anatomy of an Accident", Times of India, January 23, 2000.
. "City of Contradictions", Times of India, January 9, 2000.
85 "Ahmedabad Telecom: Poor Service", Times of India, December 27, 1999
. "CG Road: In need of protection", Times of India, December 12, 1999
. "Cop and Complainant", Times of India, November 29, 1999
. "Back on Rails", Times of India, November 17, 1999
. "Taken for a Ride", Times of India, October 31, 1999
. "A Love Story", Times of India, October 18, 1999
. "Pizza Hurt", Times of India, October 17, 1999
. "A pedestrian Issue", Times of India, October 3, 1999
. "City's Gateway to Crores of Foreign Investments Stinks", Times of India, September 19, 1999.
. "Framework for Financing Higher Education", The Economic Times, February 24, 1999.
. "Outsourcing: The Need for a Win-Win Policy", The Economic Times, February 2, 1999.
. "I am Damned Dr. Prahalad", The Economic Times, January 1, 1999.
. "You are right Dr. Indiresan, ... But", The Economic Times, April 30, 1998.
. "It's a Jungle Out Here", City speak, Times of India, May 9, 1997.
. "In Quest of An Ideal Dentist", The Times of India, January 29, 1997
. "Traffic Circles Turn Fancy Toys for Admnistrators", The Times of India (Dialogue: Green Ahmedabad), October 22, 1996
. "Buildings Not Fit for Habitation", The Times of India (Life), September 1, 1996
. "Roadside Places of Worship", The Times of India (Thinking Aloud), June 9, 1996.
. "Ahmedabad's Traffic: Maximum Entropy: Part II, Times of India, May 30, 1996
. "Ahmedabad's Traffic: Maximum Entropy: Part I", The Times of India, May 29, 1996.
. "Board Meets: They don't serve, who just stand and wait", The Economic Times, May 14, 1996.
. "An Incremental Effort" (1994 Union Budget), The Economic Times, March 1, 1994.
. "ISO 9000: Adopt or Perish", The Economic Times, May 22, 1993.
. "The Story of a Nonsense Word", The Times of India, November 20, 1990.
. "Needed Consumer Orientation", Business World, October 25 November 7, 1989.
. "In Defence of Academia", Business World, July 5 18, 1989.
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