(Disruptive biological and information technologies offer a never-before opportunity for transformation of Bharat).
A cognoscenti used a cricket metaphor for the Indian economy. Of the 22 players, a handful get all the attention, while other players wait patiently for their magic moment.
By R Gopalakrishnan
Make in India (MiI) was announced on 25th September, 2014 in the hope that more manufacturing means more jobs. Make in China 2025 (MiC25) was announced on 20th May, 2015 in the hope that more manufacturing can be done with less jobs! Silicon Valley’s controversial Marc Andreesen says, “Manufacturing is a government-subsidised jobs programme.”
Participating in a senior leadership seminar in 1989 on ‘Quality Convenience Foods’ at Four Acres, Kingston-upon-Thames, along with twenty four Unilever managers, I sliced and diced reams and reams of data over an exciting fortnight.
The World Economic Forum places India at number 91 in readiness to transform intoa digitalised economy. Notwithstanding this poor ranking, the government’s Digital India idea is futuristic and compelling. The plan comprises three components: creation of a digital infrastructure, delivering services digitally and digital literacy.
The Hindu belief is that we are born with an opening balance sheet of good and bad deeds, karma. We don’t know the balance sheet, so we get on with our lives. Through life’s actions, further good and bad deeds occur along with their consequences.