Vinayshil Gautam


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

Need for information

Monday, 18 Jun 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The space for information identification and dissemination is filled by the media. The situation is problematic when political biases and vested interests intrude We live in an information determined era. The complete set of indicators of what constitutes information are unknown. The space for information identification and dissemination is filled by...

Unity of the people of India

Monday, 04 Jun 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

For the first time, India’s tribal population is being imbued with economic clout which will help incorporate tribals into the larger social discourse The experience of India in developmental processes is a medley of different streams. Forms were at some point in time borrowed from the Soviet Union, aspirations on...

Quest for creating global space

Monday, 21 May 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Indigenous developmental models can be the bedrock to create an environment of proactive ownership of the costs that development entails In 1985, a convention was held on Human Resource Planning and Enterprise Management by the Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD) in collaboration with the Bureau of Public Enterprises, Government...

Development planning

Monday, 07 May 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The concepts which are now progressively gaining attention include the need to facilitate, upgrade and nurture indigenous skills, products The struggle for development is neither unique nor new. Each community strives to keep up with what it perceives to be the latest and the best. Obviously, there is an attempt to...

Just keep it simple

Monday, 23 Apr 2018 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The game of confusing people with snazzy ideas, taking advantage of one's quote value, cannot be eliminated but needs to be slowed down The world of learning is cluttered. Everyone realises the need to build categories. Yet, inevitably, confusion of categories arises. Learning throughout one’s life at a simple level is...

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...


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