Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, tells P.B. Jayakumar about the key lessons she has learnt in business life.
The last 70 years have been transformational for the Indian biotech industry, mirroring the nation’s own rapidly advancing economy and rising global status. We have successfully leveraged recombinant DNA technology to deliver biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, genetically engineered crops and enzymes. In doing so, we have created a notable bio-economy valued at $35 billion. We have embraced … Continue reading India To Be A Biotech Hot Spot
Is India Inc.’s new found enthusiasm to have woman board members a reflection of changing mindsets or mere tokenism? Media reports suggest that more than 250 companies appointed women directors on Tuesday to meet the SEBI’s deadline. In fact, many companies have appointed wives, daughters and sisters of promoters and top company executives as directors … Continue reading Why Women on Board Make Smart Business Sense?
A couple of years ago, India celebrated the success of its first Mars mission and I was very excited to see the smiling faces of the women staff of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) being splashed all over the media. It was a watershed moment as far as the Indian Space Program is concerned. But, … Continue reading Smart Women Pursuing Smart Science
The new fiscal year promises exciting opportunities for the Indian economy, which is scheduled to bring in a game-changing new reform in the form of the Goods & Services Tax. Expectations of wider economic reforms, new measures to improve the ease of doing business in India and higher infrastructure investments also augur well for the … Continue reading Digital India Can Propel Us to Double-Digit Growth
19th of April is a historic day for India’s space mission. On this day, 42 years ago, ISRO launched the first Indian satellite Aryabhata. Indigenously designed and fabricated in India, Aryabhata was, to paraphrase the legendary Neil Armstrong, “one small step for ISRO, one giant leap for India’s satellite technology.” That India’s maiden satellite was named … Continue reading Delivering Affordable Innovation through Scientific Excellence
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented a Budget that boasts of several firsts. It is the first time that the railway and general budgets have been merged and planned and non-planned expenditure classification done away with. I believe the Finance Minister has laid out a very safe budget this year operating with fiscal prudence and … Continue reading Budget Expands Ambit of Clean India
I am shocked at the incidents of sexual violence against women in Bengaluru over the past few days. As a Bengalurean I have always been fiercely proud of the city’s reputation as one of the safest places for women in India. So the horrific incidents of women being molested openly in public places came as … Continue reading Let’s Make Bengaluru Safe Again
2016 was a landmark year for India as demonetisation nudged the country towards an inclusive, less-cash dependant, digital future. In 2017, the government should push for the increased adoption of technology to transform the country’s public healthcare system and ensure a healthy future for all Indians. The low priority accorded to healthcare in India over … Continue reading eHealth Push Can Build a ‘Swastha Bharat’ in 2017