On building a profile

A “profile” represents the quality of our endeavours, the diversity of our interests and is a great indicator of various skills like leadership and persistence. The approach towards building a profile differs with the purpose for which it is being built. Continue reading


Energy analytics: success stories

Note: This post was first published on the CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad’s blogIn part 1 of this series, we looked at the opportunity in energy analytics and how it can help individuals and organisations in energy savings, cost reduction and effective maintenance. In this post, we look at some prominent energy analytics startups that have successfully cracked this seemingly complex market. Continue reading

Energy analytics: the opportunity

Note: This post was first published on the CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad’s blogThis is the first part of a 3-part series on energy analytics and the opportunities for startups in this area.

Energy is the source of life on earth and in today’s global scenario, holds more strategic value than any other commodity. While the ongoing search for alternative fuels has gained a lot of momentum in the past few years, the ever-growing rate of depletion of conventional sources of energy is a cause of concern for all of us. Continue reading

Rexit: Taking note of Raghuram Rajan’s achievements as RBI governor


Raghuram Rajan: The hero India needed but not the one India deserved

Raghuram Rajan, perhaps the only ‘Rockstar’ in the world who is not an entertainer, commands an immense amount of respect globally for his strong grip on matters of economics. Taking the charge of the RBI Governor when the Indian economy was in a state of despair, Rajan has performed exceptionally well. His resume is too good to be true. Continue reading

On the origin of “economics”

“Which modern day subject of study derives its name from the ancient Greek word ‘oikonomia‘ meaning the ‘the rules or management of a household’?” This was a question that I encountered in one of the quizzes that I was participating in, way back in high school. Although, economics had been formally introduced to us as a subject but I was completely unaware of the etymology of the word ‘economics’. Continue reading