Vinayshil Gautam


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

Roots of turmoil and living through them

Monday, 14 Aug 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Histrory will tell that turmoils happen. But a commonly shared approach of reasonableness alone can mark the beginning of a road which is bound to be long Between 1945 and 1960, world order changed dramatically. Not only did empires crumble, following the conclusion of World War II, but unprecedented forces were...

Age of superficial fact-finding

Monday, 31 Jul 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

In an era of ostentatious presentations, one should not forget the need for in-depth and applied research in strengthening business Business effectiveness usually emphasises operations and evaluation by results. This approach cannot be grudged too much. If people want to see results on the ground, that raises its own questions. However, the...

Untangling India’s financial services

Monday, 17 Jul 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The nation’s finance sector cannot operate without due recognition of social realities. Neither can interventions be solved in isolation. A clear line of vision is needed There are so many balls in the air today that it is increasingly becoming difficult to understand what the speed of each one is....

From maharaja to pauper for sale

Monday, 03 Jul 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Air India’s woes are not just financial. It has been used by the political class to establish the latter’s ‘privileges’ in a blatant manner The social discourse, like anything else, becomes painful when it is repetitive. Consider the case of Air India. The news has come of Cabinet approval of Air...

Sustainable growth for greater good

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The breakthroughs at the level of conceptual contribution has many challenging distances to cover in land, sea and space Human civilisation stands at the brink of many seminal developments. Some are beginning to acquire a clearer profile, others are still in the mist. It may not be possible, here, to even...

Unconventional but effective measures

Monday, 05 Jun 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

A cohesive public policy, coupled with quick action, can bring a change in the financial market. For this, one needs a specialised mechanism and methodology The financial markets are in a state of churning — in more senses than one. The present times are seminal. Simultaneously, multiple moves are being made....

Quintessence and the role of DNA

Monday, 22 May 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Ethos for communities are to understand the intricacies of human-kind, integral to the growth of robust nationalism Whether we like it or not, we are all significantly ethos driven. We are born with a genetic code which carries selections from the DNA of 16 people, eight from our father’s side and...

Change goes well with acceptance

Monday, 08 May 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

As it will be far reaching to expect a messiah politician to sacrifice his career in taking out the vicious cycle of defaults faced by our banks, ‘slow’ is the way to go It does not take a genius to recognise that life is full of contradictions. It, also, does not...

Verbal abuse in the name of dialogue

Monday, 24 Apr 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

The smart negotiator always leaves the possibility to add an explanation, if things don't work out according to his or the other person’s liking For those who spend a part of their evening looking at the different news channels, the overall impact of any panel discussion remains open to question. Shouting,...

Decoding patterns of intellectual tradition

Monday, 03 Apr 2017 | Vinayshil Gautam | in Oped

Battles happening at educational institutes in the country have their roots in the British approach of moderating lives, where the liberals moved to set up their preserve There is something about our social narrative which escapes attention, at least in terms of emphasis and projection. Two domains can be identified for...


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