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Rajkamal Rao's Op-Ed Page Columns
  1. A Brain Drain Tax - Sep 5, 2019
  2. Solution to India’s economic malaise lies in cutting taxes and regulation - Aug 20, 2019
  3. Time to go on a cruise - Aug 6, 2019
  4. Green card overhaul -  July 15, 2019
  5. Tariff tantrums - June 5, 2019
  6. Green Card Blues - May 21, 2019
  7. The EU is in a complete mess - May 9, 2019
  8. Jet Airways flies into oblivion - April 18, 2019
  9. India's Acche Din (Good days) began in 1991 - April 11, 2019
  10. Let Jet Airways recover on its own - March 24, 2019
  11. Indian-American high school students continue pushing the envelope - March 12, 2019 
  12. Time to upgrade internet banking - March 3, 2019
  13. Engineering education needs serious rethinking - Feb 17, 2019
  14. Welcome to another WhatsApp election - Feb 10, 2019
  15. Why the BJP is vulnerable in 2019 - Dec 2015, 2018
  16. A clever switch by the U.S. - Dec 12, 2018
  17. Hubris of global summits - Dec 05, 2018
  18. A nation divided - Nov 07, 2018
  19. It’s not India’s fault - Nov 04, 2018
  20. How Nasscom played its cards right in the US - Sep 20, 2018
  21. From New Delhi to New York, it’s hell on the streets - Aug 31, 2018
  22. We've already lost the data privacy battle - Aug 7, 2018
  23. Testing times for foreign students in the US - July 21, 2018
  24. Trump has a point about ‘rules-based’ trade - Jun 15, 2018
  25. Why rename cities? - May 28, 2018
  26. Walmart-Flipkart combine faces uphill battle - May 11, 2018
  27. Medical tourism can be the next big export earner - April 27, 2018
  28. Buy Green Card fast - April 11, 2018
  29. Deadline Raj - March 27, 2018
  30. Us in the US - March 18, 2018
  31. Indian e-commerce has a last-mile problem - Feb 25, 2018
  32. Get rid of this annual spectacle - Feb 02, 2018
  33. One year of Trump — and feeling it - Jan 26, 2018
  34. Tax corporate revenues rather than profits - Dec 31, 2017
  35. Lessons on instant justice from America - Dec 7, 2017
  36. New India is consumed by guilt - Nov 19, 2017
  37. On H-1Bs, Trump hits Indians really hard - Oct 27, 2017
  38. Modi, Trump can go together a long way - June 27, 2017
  39. Trump’s exit from Paris accord is no big deal - June 4, 2017
  40. Why aren’t we prouder of India? - May 08, 2017
  41. Trump’s new tax plan looks ‘dead on arrival’ - Apr 29, 2017
  42. US hits West Asian airlines below the belt - April 08, 2017
  43. B-1 visas are the problem, not H-1Bs - March 30, 2017
  44. IRCTC’s next-gen system is a nightmare - March 8, 2017
  45. What’s in a name? A lot, when you travel - Feb 25, 2017
  46. Selling India to Trump won’t work - Jan 22, 2017
  47. Stop transferring bank employees - Jan 11, 2017
  48. Time to get rid of the income tax - Dec 19, 2016
  49. Why globalization, as we know it, is dead - Nov 22, 2016
  50. Trump signifies hope, not pessimism - Nov 10, 2016
  51. Will Indians start buying fewer cars? - Oct 31, 2016
  52. Even in a yuck election, unfair’s unfair - Oct 19, 2016
  53. Is the RTE Act fair to private enterprise? - Sep 22, 2016
  54. Our diaspora has a lot to offer - Sep 8, 2016
  55. Trump and the crisis of jobless growth - Aug 26, 2016
  56. When things fall apart - July 18, 2016
  57. Indian banks must share digital dividend - June 29, 2016
  58. A missed opportunity - June 15, 2016
  59. Will India be stumped by Trump? - May 13, 2016
  60. Let’s not play the interest rate game - Apr 3, 2016
  61. Do political parties matter anymore? - Feb 26, 2016
  62. India's daring exceptionalism - Jan 27, 2016
  63. The RBI should relax mobile money rules - Dec 24, 2015
  64. This time, it is serious - Dec 14, 2015
  65. Where have all the good candidates gone? - Nov 20, 2015
  66. Unemployable engineers: Who’s to blame? - Nov 2, 2015
  67. Nadella is just what Microsoft needs - Sep 12, 2015
  68. US Trump card against Indian immigrants - Sep 1, 2015
  69. Fallout of a flimsy case against Wipro - July 7, 2015
  70. No one’s talking brain drain anymore - June 9, 2015
  71. Case for a uniform school leaving exam - May 15, 2015
  72. Combating resume fraud - April 15, 2015
  73. Error Message: Access Denied - March 26, 2015
  74. Is a business school education worth it? - Feb 18, 2015
  75. Move State capitals to secondary cities - Jan 9, 2015
  76. RBI: 1 Uber: 0 - Dec 8, 2014
  77. Immigration reform is Obama’s gift to India - Nov 24, 2014
  78. The importance of doing the right thing - Nov 19, 2014
  79. Modi should woo the Republicans - Nov 14, 2014
  80. Modi missed the bus in the US - Nov 3, 2014
  81. Why US visa rules can see a flight of talent from India - Oct 28, 2014
  82. Why you need to worry about the Fed - Dec 25, 2013
  83. It’s Khobragade’s mistake - Dec 20, 2013
  84. How can “innovation capitalism” drive India’s technological and economic development? - Dec 2013 (Winning Entry in McKinsey's Global Essay Competition)
  85. Going all out for a US degree - Nov 8, 2013
  86. This is no ordinary IT slump - Oct 19, 2012




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Rajkamal Rao's WorldView Columns (Weekly) 
  1. The GRE reigns supreme
  2. Bonds and the inverted yield curve
  3. Why central banks are easing money supply
  4. Age is no barrier to sports excellence
  5. Is the world really ready for electric cars?
  6. It’s migrant labour that keeps cruise-ships afloat
  7. The mess of coalition governments
  8. Indian elections are democracy’s gold standard
  9. The SAT takes sides against meritocracy
  10. Why newspapers in the West struggle to stay afloat
  11. Venezuela teeters on the brink
  12. Brexit gets a second vote — sort of - Apr 30, 2019
  13. New York City is slowly becoming unlivable
  14. Why Rahul Gandhi’s income programme won’t work
  15. Turkey’s Cold War with the US worsens
  16. So, Trump did not collude with Russia after all 
  17. New Zealand’s actions after Christchurch are problematic
  18. A corruption scandal shakes American college admissions
  19. Brexit and the Irish backstop
  20. Socialists kill Amazon’s expansion plans in New York
  21. The end of a glorious run for the A380
  22. Trump’s chances of re-election look strong
  23. Citizenship is up for sale
  24. More American colleges go test-optional
  25. The EU’s problems seem to never end
  26. The abject failure that is General Motors
  27. The key is to keep the customer happy
  28. Social media use increases depression and loneliness
  29. How to write a winning statement of purpose
  30. Khashoggi mystery: Another geopolitical crisis in the making?
  31. Viewing the world from a Piper
  32. Why is the world moving away from globalisation?
  33. Nike’s high-risk CSR strategy may just not do it
  34. Illegal migration is tearing nations apart
  35. Serena Williams lost, and not just the US Open final
  36. Job searches are still stuck in the 1990s
  37. The Trump economy has many safeguards
  38. Studying abroad is now more business and less education
  39. Turkey’s hopeless economic war with the US
  40. Iran’s recent struggles are only likely to worsen
  41. Is a technical degree needed for IT excellence?
  42. WhatsApp’s architecture is creating headaches for Facebook
  43. Europe is on the brink
  44. Too many experts, insufficient rewards
  45. Why Nadal and Federer continue their domination
  46. Look before you post on social media
  47. Why is the rupee falling?
  48. The US made history in Israel
  49. Click-and-forget features bring AI to life
  50. When top institutions misuse their brands to make money
  51. Indian cities should exploit the municipal bond market
  52. When Indian Americans’ success hurts
  53. Ola-Uber merger: Prevent the creation of a monolith
  54. West Asia is more volatile than ever
  55. Made in China 2025: World’s largest nationalist polic
  56. India’s jobs crisis is serious
  57. Will public shootings in America ever end?
  58. Turmoil in the media industry is getting worse
  59. Indian websites must become more user-friendly
  60. Upwork, another matchmaker website, shows promise
  61. US immigration policy is a mess 
  62. Shortlist, perform, win!
  63. Want faster economic growth? Loosen regulations
  64. Lessons from a mountaineer
  65. India had a strong, but mixed 2017
  66. 2017 was full of surprises
  67. Mr Carr, IT does matter after all
  68. MBA courses in the US must reprogram to stay relevant
  69. Corruption invokes such distaste, but should it really? 
  70. Using social media to demystify classical music
  71. Apple’s hook on tomorrow’s customers starts early
  72. Predators vs social media: the dawn of justice?
  73. Mobile applications are becoming more indispensable
  74. Closing India’s energy deficit
  75. Government schemes to create jobs may fall short
  76. India’s corporate scene is increasingly becoming Darwinian
  77. The Fed begins to correct its balance sheet
  78. Voice chat tools: double-edged swords for big telcos
  79. The Equifax breach is a warning to UIDAI
  80. How important are corporate leaders?
  81. Revelations about world languages
  82. Federer and Nadal return to dominate tennis
  83. Why Google was wrong to fire Damore
  84. Indians’ love affair with Texas
  85. Is LinkedIn’s utility waning?
  86. Protecting jobs through licensing
  87. The dumbing down of our minds
  88. Oil continues to be a boon for the Centre
  89. Is the government becoming too addicted to Aadhaar?
  90. What a dramatic fall for Snapdeal
  91. Cricket and its failings
  92. Dangers of reckless online behaviour
  93. Is investing in bad debt India’s next big industry?
  94. At what price point will people act?
  95. The DIY-types are impacting the global economy
  96. How RPAs take away BPO jobs
  97. The EU’s sigh of relief is heard around the world
  98. Are banks overusing password rules?
  99. Why May 7 could be a do-or-die day for globalisation
  100. The resurgence of Federer and Nadal is a treat
  101. The paradoxical job growth crisis
  102. China could lead the world in heavy industry
  103. India’s drive-time radio shows can do so much better
  104. Highway billboards are great marketing devices
  105. India unlikely to suffer from a Russia hack
  106. When privacy protection policies hurt customer service
  107. GoFundMe is a boon for people in distress
  108. The tragedy of our big cities
  109. The money-making insurance industry
  110. Medical tourism could be India’s next industry boom
  111. Fine wine and the Australian Open
  112. The sheer domination of ME3 airlines
  113. Understanding Obama’s legacy
  114. Technological advances threaten existing companies too
  115. Investing in Solar Bharat Abhiyan!
  116. There’s value in going back in time
  117. China’s new strategy: sell direct
  118. Technological advances directly threaten jobs
  119. Large Whatsapp groups hurt more than help
  120. When all airlines behave like no-frills carriers
  121. Consumer collusion is a great free-market leveller
  122. Post-Trump, international students can still plan to study in the US
  123. A guide to understanding the US election
  124. The epidemic of self-written recommendation letters
  125. When corrupt governments restrict competition
  126. Going the extra mile, successfully
  127. Are we ready to embrace surge pricing?
  128. A bold experiment in tennis streaming may help answer a vexing question
  129. Why do we still permit age discrimination?
  130. Tech advances are greatly improving lives
  131. The darker side of social media
  132. With a new visa, the US steps up efforts to poach top talent
  133. Re-Mind it! This app can dramatically improve campus communication
  134. Employers, think twice before you rescind offers! 
  135. Pokémon Go highlights video game addiction like nothing else
  136. Duplicate Olympic spirit? Easier said than done!
  137. GST may become a nightmare to implement and maintain
  138. Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo! makes little sense
  139. Automation’s impact on us is huge
  140. Broadcast neutrality — the next battle?
  141. It’s time we retired the OTP
  142. Why the Brexit vote was not a surprise
  143. Brexit vote is crucial for other reasons too
  144. Ban commission-based student recruiting
  145. India’s GDP could double in 8 years
  146. How companies and government exploit consumers
  147. Why do companies cheat?
  148. Metro rail: a crucial cog in the urban wheel 
  149. Apps teach us World Geography better than any textbook
  150. Poor urban planning to blame for Bengaluru’s heat
  151. Is the end of the website era near?
  152. Taming the tax havens
  153. Trouble on the high seas
  154. Political correctness going too far?
  155. Our compulsive addiction to testing
  156. Online education makes a MOOC point
  157. Need of the hour: bankruptcy laws
  158. Indian socialism continues to trump capitalism
  159. Customer service is still the best differentiator
  160. Call the NFIR’s bluff
  161. What is happening to the global economy?
  162. Innovation is key to India’s future
  163. All is not well with Heathrow
  164. Place names do matter
  165. The bottom is falling for the telecom sector
  166. Indian firms’ website designs have a long way to go
  167. The changing face of engineering education
  168. Why oil has been a boon to the government
  169. Indian e-commerce:  It feels like 1999 all over again
  170. Paris climate accord is all hot air
  171. Manufacturing for India’s military holds great opportunity
  172. The brain drain problem is getting worse
  173. India can survive a Fed interest rate hike just fine
  174. Banking on student loans
  175. When will the BRIC countries create a world-class product?
  176. Acing that application essay
  177. Where customer is not king
  178. The sharing economy extends to mini-truck moving
  179. Lessons from the Volkswagen debacle
  180. Is it time to rethink tax strategies?
  181. Passport centers are world-class models of e-governance
  182. Innovation in the media industry has been highly disruptive
  183. Is too much money tainting tennis?
  184. The Internet of Things could dramatically change our lives
  185. In-flight systems beware, the future lies with Android
  186. Net neutrality is a bad idea
  187. Why Western-sounding brand names work with buyers
  188. We’re doing nothing to address gridlock
  189. Would Greece have been better off exiting the EU?
  190. India's online retail markets are near perfect
  191. How West Asian airlines leverage Moore’s Law
  192. School rankings matter less than you imagine, so think different
  193. How about a career in consulting?
  194. Manufacturing returns to the US
  195. What Federer and Nadal teach us all
  196. Why learning English is overrated
  197. How to do Europe on your own
  198. Unsung heroes too shy to sing



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