New Paradigm For Development: Economic Growth And Social Wellbeing

Arun Maira, Author and Thought Leader, Former Member, Planning Commission and Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group India, in conversation with Jeemol Unni on a new paradigm for development.

Lives and Livelihoods: Strategies to Curb India’s COVID Crisis

Discussion on containment choices beyond binaries, including medical preparedness, physical distancing, accelerated vaccinations, scaled-up testing, closure of indoor spaces, contact tracing & isolation, and beyond. We will also discuss why real-time, reliable, credible data is essential for a comprehensive strategy to defeat the pandemic.

Salary to housewives vs counting women’s unpaid work

I wrote this popular article inspired by the news item on a promise of 'salary to housewives' by a political party in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Our University Communications Head placed it on the IANS news web portal, translated into Hindi as well. It has appeared so far in 19 Web News Channels … Continue reading Salary to housewives vs counting women’s unpaid work

World Fintech Festival 2020, Day 3, December 9, 2020

Wishing all Friends a Happy, Safe, Healthy and Peaceful 2021! I had never heard of the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) 2020. Imagine my (Jeemol Unni) surprise when I got an invite to Moderate a Panel at the Festival. A Panel titled: Women's Participation in the Economy post COVID-19. It turned out that the women panel … Continue reading World Fintech Festival 2020, Day 3, December 9, 2020

‘How A Cooperative Of Dairy Farmers Kept The Rivers Of Milk Flowing In Uncertain Times?’

In an earlier post I had written a story of the creator of the cooperative dairy union AMUL in India. "Verghese Kurien (1921-2012) is considered the Father of the White Revolution in India. He is also known as the ‘Milkman of India’. He was responsible for moving India from a milk powder importing country to … Continue reading ‘How A Cooperative Of Dairy Farmers Kept The Rivers Of Milk Flowing In Uncertain Times?’

Crisis within a Crisis: Domestic Migration in India: Recording of a Webinar

Webinar Recording on Crisis within a Crisis: Domestic Migration in India: We always knew that there are a large number of migrants in our cities. In Gujarat, Surat in particular is seen as a city of migrants. However, this became apparent during the COVID19 crisis when the media started to report large scale migration of workers from the cities to their homes.