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




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



Quoted recently in the media:
  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:
  8. US shutdown brings some relief for Indian IT firms:
  9. US Bill may lose bite before final version:
  10. Infosys, Cognizant, others form lobbying consortium:


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