Harish Bijoor

The primacy of Kannada has finally arrived

We need to establish in every Indian state pride in the local language that is spoken, written, and read. We need to get closer to the local language than we are now.

27 Sep 2022

Do you work to live or live to work?

Are you paid for the eight hours, the 16, or does your company own you for all the 24 hours that you have on offer? The math of work, globally, is on the morph

13 Sep 2022

Towards a future that is freebie-free

A freebie is a boon till you are elected, and a bane once you are. Those yet to rule will depend on doling it out and when they are ruling, they will want it dispensed with.

30 Aug 2022

India needs to address the big fat ‘C’ in the room

Corruption is the path of least resistance. In many ways, corruption is the way in which the less efficient in society move ahead at the cost of the more efficient.

18 Aug 2022

India needs to address the big fat ‘c’ in the room

 Corruption is the path of least resistance. In many ways, corruption is the way in which the less efficient in society move ahead at the cost of the more efficient

18 Aug 2022

The Special Urban Territory of Bengaluru

Bengaluru has grown far beyond its imagination and ability to manage its growth. Politely put, its software is world-class and its hardware belongs to the past.

02 Aug 2022

Do we need to unlearn the “D” Word?

A lot of money flows into development. Footpaths are yanked off and roads are dug up. The big question is if development implies destroying the old for the new.

19 Jul 2022

The individual has become the new society

People receded into their shells during the pandemic. Gadgets are now company, to the point where it is decent to be private and indecent to be intrusive, even by gaze.

05 Jul 2022

Is it a win or loss for IPL media rights winners?

Although we compare the IPL media broadcast rates to the NFL, there is a point of caution and this comparison is by the rate achieved in this auction and not by sheer market size.

21 Jun 2022

Kids matter: Changing society, the Japanese way

If our country is to be great, we need to get our children to be great. And that happens in our schools, our homes, our streets and in the kind of representative lives we lead.

06 Jun 2022

Has inflation bitten into your monthly budget?

The prices are up, demand is likely to be down. If inflation does continue at these high levels, then recession might not be too far away

24 May 2022

Birthing a hundred unicorns

As India digs deeper into its corpus of 69,000-plus start-ups, it just might be time to decentralise the hunt and go wide and deep.

10 May 2022

It’s a finite life. Mustn’t better sense prevail?

Have we learnt a lesson from the pandemic? Have we made corrections? The answer is really out there for all of us to see

27 Apr 2022

When one city is pitted against another

Cities that aspire to house global businesses must not only sound global, but look global as well. There is no point in cutting our IT-nose to spite our IT-face

12 Apr 2022

Soft may not be palpable, but is surely beautiful

We live in a time surrounded by the hard, real and palpable. In the crevices of everything hard lies the soft. The hard rules over the soft. What you see wins over what you don’t.

29 Mar 2022