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




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



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  1. Ex-Wipro staff alleges toxic work culture
  2. Visa case: Infy gets clean chit from the US 
  3. H-1B visa issue: US begins probe of TCS, Infosys
  4. Discrimination case: US court rejects Infosys plea
  5. US gets a record 2.3 lakh H-1B visa applications
  6. Indian IT companies still cautiously watching US Immigration Bill 
  7. Not out of the woods:
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  9. US Bill may lose bite before final version:
  10. Infosys, Cognizant, others form lobbying consortium:


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