An engineering college boom built on a foundation of dysfunction
An engineering college boom built on a foundation of dysfunction

By the middle of 2015, things became dire for Odisha’s private engineering colleges. Of the state’s 46,000 engineering seats, as many as 30,000 were vacant. In this excerpt from his book ‘Despite the State’, M Rajshekhar tells the story of the boom and bust—in which the students and staff were the only losers

All Things Digital: Trendspotting 2021 with Nandan Nilekani & Haresh Chawla
All Things Digital: Trendspotting 2021 with Nandan Nilekani & Haresh Chawla

This is a decisive moment in India’s digitisation. The digital rails were put in place over the past decade and 2020 saw a dramatic acceleration of trends that were already happening. Nandan Nilekani and Haresh Chawla discuss the many ways India could ride this train

Trendspotting 2021: Inside India’s Great Digital Reset
Trendspotting 2021: Inside India’s Great Digital Reset

A new set of winners and losers are poised to emerge from the ashes of the pandemic. And a wall of foreign capital is pouring in to fund a slew of digital startups. A peek into what 2021 portends

Learning from The Best Business Books of 2020: A fireside chat
Learning from The Best Business Books of 2020: A fireside chat

In Founding Fuel’s learning session, D Shivakumar, in conversation with R Sriram, discusses what’s different about his best books selection this year. He also shares some of his superpower secrets about how he is able to nurture the discipline to read in the midst of a busy professional life

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Santosh Desai
Santosh Desai

Managing Director & CEO, Future Brands Ltd

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Tony Seba
Tony Seba

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