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 [...]

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 [...]

New Government Should Focus on Inclusive Development of Karnataka

New Government Should Focus on Inclusive Development of Karnataka

By - Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw, President, B.PAC and CMD, Biocon The results of the Karnataka Assembly elections have fallen short of giving an absolute majority to any party paving the way for alliances which has set in a bit of uncertainty. Irrespective of which alliance forms the government, Karnataka needs a stable government that carries [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

REALISING THE GAME CHANGING POTENTIAL OF NHPS

REALISING THE GAME CHANGING POTENTIAL OF NHPS

The NDA government’s announcement of a health insurance scheme covering 500 million poor and needy Indians is indeed laudable. An estimated 75 million Indians are driven to bankruptcy and poverty each year because they have to pay over 60% of hospitalisation costs out of their own pockets. Given the dismal healthcare scenario, the NHPS can [...]