From the Bookshelves

Raja Rajamannar: Marketers should harness new tech to stay relevant

Raja Rajamannar: Marketers should harness new tech to stay relevant

Challenging the myths of meritocracy, with Prof. Michael Sandel

Challenging the myths of meritocracy, with Prof. Michael Sandel

Dr Sudipta Sarangi: Why we like free stuff, and the economics of other small things

Dr Sudipta Sarangi: Why we like free stuff, and the economics of other small things

Chinmay Tumbe: Why pandemics, economics and politics will always be inter-connected

Chinmay Tumbe: Why pandemics, economics and politics will always be inter-connected

Understanding Amartya Sen, with Lawrence Hamilton

Understanding Amartya Sen, with Lawrence Hamilton

  • Sumant Sinha: Need for renewable energy in India and challenges that ail the power sector

    Sumant Sinha: Need for renewable energy in India and challenges that ail the power sector

    74% of carbon comes from energy sector and a third of it comes from the electricity providers in India. Indian renewable sector has faced challenges in terms of valuations, competitive bid prices but things are changing in 2020. With India planning to sell its discoms in Union territories to private companies, renewable companies are now looking to acquire these assets for expanding their portfolio. This conversation dwells on the reason to adapt to renewable space, future opportunities and challenges in the sector

  • Nims Purja: What life's like in the death zone

    Nims Purja: What life's like in the death zone

    Remember that viral image of the long queue at Mount Everest? That was the work of Nirmal "Nims" Purja, who served in the armed forces before leaving to follow his passion for mountaineering full-time. He joins us on this week's episode to talk about his book 'Beyond Possible', a real-life chronicle of the sheer grit it takes to conquest all the world's 8,000-metre 'death zone' peaks in 7 months

  • Devaki Jain: Memoirs of a powerful feminist economist

    Devaki Jain: Memoirs of a powerful feminist economist

    In her book 'The Brass Notebook', Padma Bhushan awardee Devaki Jain highlights the lived pain of ambitious women growing up in pre-Independence India. She joins us on this episode to share her incredible story to success, peppered with intimate anecdotes and reflections—a story she isn't afraid of showing off

  • Mohammad Mustafa: 5 things to remember when raising capital

    Mohammad Mustafa: 5 things to remember when raising capital

    With deep experience in banking himself as SIDBI's ex-chairman, Mustafa had an inside view into how the venture capital ecosystem works. From his observation collected across the years, Mustafa's book 'Demystifying Venture Capital' is a primer for the Indian VC scene, which works very differently from other parts of Indian finance. Mustafa joins us on this week's episode to share his insights

  • Joe Foster: The 'lousy shoemaker' who founded Reebok

    Joe Foster: The 'lousy shoemaker' who founded Reebok

    Foster joins us to kick off Season 2 of this podcast, to talk about his book 'Shoe Maker' and the incredible journey of how he built Reebok

  • Season finale: Vivek Kaul reviews Dr Viral Acharya's new book

    Season finale: Vivek Kaul reviews Dr Viral Acharya's new book

    From movie anecdotes to the mess in the Indian banking system, the author of 'Bad Money', Vivek Kaul, reviews the former RBI deputy governor's book, 'Quest For Restoring Financial Stability'. On this episode, we discuss fiscal dominance, the RBI's need for setting its own targets and the need for freedom to regulate PSU banks

  • Podcast: Why leadership is like climbing Mount Everest—and how to get to the top

    Podcast: Why leadership is like climbing Mount Everest—and how to get to the top

    Leadership coach Shital Kakkar Mehra talks about how to get from the cubicle to the corner office, and in the age of remote work, why influencer skills are important. Kakkar Mehra discusses her book 'Executive Presence: The POISE Formula For Leadership' on this episode, and how the idea of leadership has evolved during Covid-19

  • Katherine Eban: Ranbaxy and the dark side of Indian pharma

    Katherine Eban: Ranbaxy and the dark side of Indian pharma

    New York-based journalist Katherine Eban uncovered a web of lies when investigating the rot within the Indian pharmaceutical industry, with help from whistleblowers. On this episode, she talks about her book 'Bottle of Lies', being followed and spied on while reporting in China, and unveiling the mess at Ranbaxy, which had been fabricating their test results, endangering millions of patients

  • Leadership hacks from Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and more: Podcast with David Rubenstein

    Leadership hacks from Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and more: Podcast with David Rubenstein

    Co-founder of one of the world's largest private equity firms, The Carlyle Group, David Rubenstein joins us on this episode to divulge leadership secrets from some of the world's most prominent business leaders, including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey and more, as expounded in his book 'How to Lead'

  • Ep. 28 Anupam Gupta, Saurabh Mukherjea: Six steps to striking success

    Ep. 28 Anupam Gupta, Saurabh Mukherjea: Six steps to striking success

    On this week's episode, market mavericks and author duo Gupta and Mukherjea discuss the larger lessons they've collected over the years, from their own journeys and those of others—these habit changes will help you thrive in a competitive environment, tap into mentors and in investing too. Their book, The Victory Project: Six Steps to Peak Potential, also has a clutch of interviews from the likes of Harsh Mariwala to Mark Mobius

  • Ep. 27 Lawyer Chintan Chandrachud: The cases that India forgot

    Ep. 27 Lawyer Chintan Chandrachud: The cases that India forgot

    On this week's episode, the London-based lawyer gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the power of the courts—and its misuse over the years—and how this impacts modern day freedoms, as seen in Prashant Bhushan's case. Are courts always on the right side of justice? Find out here