A Populist Budget

A Populist Budget

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw The Budget, ahead of the general elections later this year, was expectedly populist in nature and announced several measures for farmers, informal sector workers and the middle class. Relief for Farmers To relieve farmer distress the Budget unveiled the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, an assured income support program, for 12 [...]

Budget 2019 Must Address Some Immediate Needs in the Larger Interest of the Economy

Budget 2019 Must Address Some Immediate Needs in the Larger Interest of the Economy

The Budget that will be presented on February 1, 2019 will have to factor the forthcoming general elections and I therefore expect it to be populist in nature. The Agriculture, Healthcare and Education sectors are likely to receive priority attention. However, I do expect certain Industry sectors like the MSME and Start-ups to receive a [...]

Kannada With English Education Can Prepare Karnataka Youth to Succeed in a Globalized World

Kannada With English Education Can Prepare Karnataka Youth to Succeed in a Globalized World

To read the Kannada version please Click Here As a Kannadiga, it pains me to see that my comments suggesting that students should learn both Kannada and English in schools being deliberately misinterpreted to suggest I support English as a medium of education over Kannada. Nothing could be further from the truth. Kannada is my [...]

From Brewing to Biologics: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in conversation with Catherine Jewell, Communications Division, WIPO

From Brewing to Biologics: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in conversation with Catherine Jewell, Communications Division, WIPO

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw shares with Catherine Jewell, her story of innovation and entrepreneurship; Her journey from brewing to creating Biocon, Asia's leading Biopharmaceutical Company.

It’s Time for India’s Youth to Stand Up and be Counted

It’s Time for India’s Youth to Stand Up and be Counted

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon The Lok Sabha elections in 2019 will be historic! An entire generation that was born at the turn of the 21st century will have turned 18 and thus become eligible to vote! 133 million young adults will get to exercise their franchise and thus give shape to their idea of [...]

IHC Public Lecture: Strategic Importance Of Data Sciences In Research And Innovation

IHC Public Lecture: Strategic Importance Of Data Sciences In Research And Innovation

DATA IS KING In 2012, IDC projected that the digital universe will reach 40 zettabytes by 2020. This was based on the assumption that 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet in 2020. IDC realised that its projection was on the conservative side! Its current [...]

An Inclusive Budget

An Inclusive Budget

By Kiran Mazumdar Shaw The Finance Minister has presented a comprehensive and wide-ranging Budget for FY19, which addresses most of the areas that need focus to ensure sustainable, long-term and equitable growth of the Indian economy. The Union Budget needed to be prudent and forward-looking rather than populist and that is exactly what Finance Minister [...]