What is the role of women in the panchayati raj?
Knowledge @ Wharton has been one of my most satisfying journalistic experiences. My editor, Mukul Pandya, sits in Philadelphia at the Wharton School. He has taken chances on me and allowed me to write pieces that aren’t an obvious fit for a business publication but ended up getting a lot of gratifying feedback for both […]
The ‘India Option’: Instead of Looking Abroad, Today’s Indian Management Graduates See a Future at HomePublished: July 24, 2008 in India Knowledge@Wharton In the past, India’s best and brightest routinely looked to the U.S. and other Western countries for jobs following graduation. Today, however, the “brain drain” seems to be reversing: According to placement figures […]
What Is the Role of Women in Indian Politics? Growing Stronger…Published: May 21, 2009 in India Knowledge@Wharton India should work towards empowering women economically — through microfinance programs — and also encourage greater participation of women leaders in panchayats, or village councils, writes author Shoba Narayan in this opinion piece. The ink-stained polls of the […]
Electric Cars in India: Why So Few?Published: October 08, 2009 in India Knowledge@Wharton With the rise of environmentalism and the high cost of gasoline, it would seem that the electric car would take off. Not so fast, says Bangalore-based writer Shoba Narayan in this opinion piece. Although companies like the Reva Electric Car Company are […]
Affordable Housing: An Idea Whose Time Has ComePublished: August 27, 2009 in India Knowledge@Wharton Affordable housing is the Indian government’s new mantra. President Pratibha Patil mentioned it in her speech on Bharat Nirman, a project that plans to double the construction of low-cost houses to 12 million units. This move, it is hoped, will cascade […]
Return to India: One Family’s Journey to America and BackPublished: November 01, 2007 in India Knowledge@Wharton For decades, it was widely assumed that the brightest Indians would go overseas to study and eventually settle there. Today, signs have begun to appear that the tide may be turning. The fact that global companies are setting up […]