Vinayshil Gautam


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

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...

Working on a digitised ecosystem

Monday, 06 Nov 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

People must be educated about the ecosystem of digitisation to prevent gimmicky slogans substituting the charting of well-considered paths The world is said to be moving towards digitisation. What needs to be remembered is that it is the biggest and the best which gains attention. That is what gets to the...

Priorities, balance and action

Monday, 23 Oct 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

As a nation we are clearly at a crossroads on the governance and quality-of-life front because we choose easy options and are quick to apportion blame Almost everyone and almost all societies have problems. Some have the wisdom to recognise this, understand it and try to cope with it, sensibly. There...

In defence of simplicity

Monday, 09 Oct 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The time has come to look at the unnecessary complications the human mind is extrapolating into simple ways of joyful living I recall a quote from Sri Aurobindo’s book, The Mother, which ran roughly as follows: “Human life would be quite simple if the human mind did not extrapolate in...

Ground conditions and sloganeering

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Nation-states have become the new category of political governance. This becomes clearer if one sees human civilisation in a continuum of early civil societies Perhaps one of the decisive gifts of the 19th century to the world history was the concept of a ‘nation-state'. Ever since the civil society was born,...


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