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Ajit Balakrishnan: The acceptable frame

The research reputation of a business school is the central driver in the institution's long-term success

Ajit Balakrishnan: The Left, the Right and us

The man was a classical Brit of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His school was Eton, his college was Cambridge, he started work in the India Office and then turned to academics. His close friends included writers Virginia Woolf and E M ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: Indigo - stain or missed future?

Every time I see a name-board for "Bayer", "BASF" or "Agfa", I fall into a deep depression about the future we Indians missed at Champaran in 1917

Ajit Balakrishnan: Raising the middle-class spectre

I am a card-carrying member of the Indian Middle Class; my father and grandfather were doctors and our family has supplied more than its share of Indian Administrative and Indian Police Service officers - not to mention judges and army, navy and air ...

Ajit Balakrishnan: The end of colleges' golden age?

In Satyajit Ray's 1956 film Aparajita, set in the 1920s, 10-year-old Apu watches his father, Harihar Roy, struggle to earn a living reciting Sanskrit slokas on the banks of the holy Ganges at Varanasi. When Harihar gives up this struggle and dies, ...

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By buying The Washington Post in his personal capacity, the Amazon founder and internet pioneer may just be looking to save an American institution

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