India Needs a New Deal for Rural India

By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The Modi government has to urgently bridge the urban-rural divide. Here’s where it should begin Welfare funding does not cure or address the root cause of poverty. It only treats the symptoms. The root cause of poverty is about lack of skills and economic opportunity As our economy grows—sometimes rapidly and sometimes hesitantly—the … Continue reading India Needs a New Deal for Rural India

NDA 2.0 MUST IMPLEMENT & EXECUTE 5-YEAR STRAT PLAN ENVISIONED IN NDA 1.0

The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had swept the polls in 2014 on a promise of inclusive economic development – “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas”. Mr Modi has continued with this winning streak in 2019, leading the NDA to another sweeping victory. In its first 5-year term, the NDA developed an economic agenda that sought … Continue reading NDA 2.0 MUST IMPLEMENT & EXECUTE 5-YEAR STRAT PLAN ENVISIONED IN NDA 1.0

My address to Biocon Women Employees on International Women’s Day 2019

Today, as the first women employee of Biocon, I celebrate a lot of things done right at Biocon in last 40 years. When I started Biocon in 1978, there were very few women keen in business space.  I was perhaps the first tech startup in India because IT came to India a little later after … Continue reading My address to Biocon Women Employees on International Women’s Day 2019

Academia Must Inspire Society through Science

Date: 25 June, 2018 It is my proud privilege to deliver the annual convocation address of India’s iconic institution for advanced scientific education and research. At the outset, let me offer my felicitations to the medal winners, the graduating students and their families on this proud day.  My congratulations also to the faculty, the Governing … Continue reading Academia Must Inspire Society through Science

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 … Continue reading Karnataka Needs Political Maturity Not One-upmanship

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

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