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Ajit Balakrishnan: Don't leave finance to the financiers

American banks started giving housing loans to low-income American households, a move welcomed by socially minded people

Ajit Balakrishnan: Coming to India and making

When the talk turns to finding jobs for India's young millions, "manufacturing" is invoked - if only India could manage to build a strong manufacturing sector just as our sibling rival China has done, all our job-creation worries would disappear.But ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: Here comes content marketing

If you say you haven't yet heard about "content marketing", it is like saying you haven't heard of a tweet, a blog, or a web page. Summon your marketing head, and test him by asking what he is doing by way of content marketing for your widget ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: Enter the MOOCs

There is an air of excitement around today, as there was in 1995. At that time it was the appearance of the first web browser and what it portended for the media industries that caused the excitement. Some of us in the media industries could ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: Job destruction - and creation

Governments throughout the world are struggling with slow-growth economies and the spectre of young people banging on their doors looking for jobs. In India, the need to find a solution for the jobs problem is perhaps even more urgent considering ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: The Ivory Tower

In this season in India when newspapers, bus panels and hoardings are crammed with advertisements from colleges and universities luring prospective students, I found myself in New York with a spare afternoon and decided to see a just-released ...

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