Stamp Out Sexual Violence Against Women

Stamp Out Sexual Violence Against Women

Dear friends and colleagues, Today, women can be seen in greater numbers in what were previously perceived as “male-dominated” professions. Attitudes towards women at the workplace have changed a lot from the time I started Biocon in 1978 as a young, 25-year-old woman entrepreneur, with no business background and limited financial resources. Professionals did not want [...]

Ethics of Winning

Ethics of Winning

I feel honoured to address the Fifth Convocation of the O.P. Jindal Global University. I am given to understand that this University is unique in many of its programs be it the multidisciplinary Masters of Arts program in Diplomacy, Law and Business or the Bachelor of Arts programs in Liberal Arts, Humanities and Global Affairs [...]

Innovation, not price control is the answer to affordable Bt cotton technology

Innovation, not price control is the answer to affordable Bt cotton technology

The biggest threat to cotton farmers is the bollworm, because of its ability to cause extraordinary damage to crops and livelihoods. In the 1990s, pesticides were the only weapon farmers had against the bollworm. Half of all the pesticide consumption in India was accounted for by just one crop – cotton. Yet, the ability of [...]

A ‘People’s Budget’ to Spur Inclusive Economic Growth

A ‘People’s Budget’ to Spur Inclusive Economic Growth

Budget 2016 can be described as a ‘people’s budget’ that is aimed at spurring inclusive economic growth through measures that will drive rural development, relieve agricultural stress and boost farmers’ welfare. The Budget however has missed out on outlining innovative policies to spur India’s manufacturing sector to drive growth at a time when the economic [...]