Rebuilding Our National Character around Civil Obedience

Rebuilding Our National Character around Civil Obedience

Eighty-eight years ago, Indians had responded to Mahatma Gandhi's unifying call for a non-violent, mass ‘civil disobedience’ movement to force the British to leave India. It provided the momentum that eventually secured our country’s independence in 1947. Today, India needs another mass movement. But this time it has to be all about ‘civil obedience’, which [...]

Karnataka Needs Political Maturity Not One-upmanship

Karnataka Needs Political Maturity Not One-upmanship

By - Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw, President, B.PAC Karnataka’s business-friendly policies for knowledge-based industries such as information technology and biotechnology have won it the epithets of ‘IT Capital’, ‘BT Capital’ and ‘Startup Capital’. The leadership assumed by the state is not an accident. It is the result of a decade long strong collaboration between government, industry and [...]

Crusader for Affordable Healthcare

Crusader for Affordable Healthcare

Financial Chronicle: Big Interview: Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw spoke to FC on a range of topics, including women as entrepreneurs, philanthropy, affordable healthcare, citizen activism etc. Here’s the full version of the interview. As a woman business leader, what are some of the challenges you have encountered in getting to the top and how were [...]

10-steps to make Bangalore a World -Class City

10-steps to make Bangalore a World -Class City

Once a little-known Indian city, Bangalore today has captured the world’s attention for its IT excellence. Ironically, the very city that delivers innovative solutions to the globe is itself mired in civic chaos evidenced by bad roads, shoddy infrastructure, lack of water & power, unruly traffic and poor waste management. It is the sheer inertia [...]