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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 ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: So, what's news?

At no time in recent history have journalists and journalism been as much of a threatened species as they are today. This is true irrespective of whether they work for a daily newspaper or a magazine, a news radio station or a news TV channel, or ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: Private, public, private, public…

My friends in Mumbai, where I live, constantly complain that India's government meddles too much in the affairs of the Indian nation. I would have been convinced about this except that when I travel to New York, my American friends equally ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: When I'm 64

Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?" sang the Beatles when they burst into the international music scene. I was in my late teens when I first heard this beautiful refrain. To me, like for all teenagers, asking your ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: India's national jobs hunt

I am constantly surprised at how often in conversations with thoughtful people this statistic is brought up: that, from now on for the next decade, every year 12 million young Indians will arrive in the job market. And this additional statistic is ...

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