Vinayshil Gautam


Vinayshil Gautam served as the first head of a management department at an IIT and as the first director of an IIM

A constructive narrative is needed

Monday, 09 Apr 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

We are living in the most dangerous time of our lives where there is violence everywhere. We must pause, think and act constructively An example to characterise the times of late 60s and early 70s can be taken from Patna. In 1967, I was a student at Patna University. After doing...

How ‚Äėtribal‚Äô is the tribal way of life?

Monday, 26 Mar 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

In the modern version of tribal development, a simple fact of life is lost. It’s time we get over our obsession with ‘developing’ the tribal population of India India has been a fascinating land to many non-Indians since centuries. The list too is well-known and long to bear recount. Several of...

Experiencing art without fashion

Monday, 12 Mar 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Perhaps art is best left undiagnosed and focussed on the sublimating experience of experiencing There is something about a piece of art which touches most people's sensitivities. Mercifully, this has not been analysed to a point of atomisation and people are asking: What makes a thing of art? A visual flourish,...

The Budget revisited

Monday, 26 Feb 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

India seems to have found a Government which is not worried about the elections and is more concerned about laying a sound foundation. Or has it? It is nearly three weeks since the Budget 2018-19 was presented. Every year,I revisit the Budget a few weeks after it is presentation so here...

Thinking through rural healthcare

Monday, 12 Feb 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Healthcare is the foundational need of any society. Any approach on rural healthcare systems, therefore, has to be made holistic for better results There comes a stage in managing development where concepts have to be clarified and if need be, redefined. Concepts gradually become categories and, therefore, become the bedrock of...

Of Padmaavat and history

Thursday, 01 Feb 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

It’s about time there was professionalism in the critique of an effort. There’s a need to do some soul searching to find out how we have become so gross History is much talked of discipline. It is needed when one wants to give to the next generation in a family, a...

The crime that never was

Monday, 01 Jan 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Political influence does appear to make jurisprudence pliable. However, the motto of the country remains ‘truth alone triumphs' Many consider the film, Nobody killed Jessica amongst the most significant reportage of this decade. For those who may not be tuned in, Jessica Lal's murder by the ward of an influential person...

Disruption, cohesion and the way forward

Monday, 18 Dec 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The bald truth is that the old order stands disrupted. The way forward will require a dispassionate understanding of what one is doing to oneself and inflicting on others The world of economics and financial on goings is an interplay of a number of variables at the same time. Singly, they...

Unscrambling urban complexities

Monday, 04 Dec 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Several models of development or non-development have got telescoped in the chaotic ecology of urban India Nearly two decades ago the centre of gravity of business development infrastructure slowly began migrating out of the centres it occupied, in what was referred to as the Union Territory of Delhi. It imperceptibly and...

Lasting solution to Padmavati imbroglio

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

With Padmavati in the eye of the storm, the need to verify information is even more important. If emotions are aroused, they need sensitive handling The media has a progressively expanding bed of flow of commentaries on the film, ‘Padmavati’. From ‘saints' to ‘rogues', a very wide cross section of the...


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