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




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Worldview Column - Subscription Required
  1. How to write a winning statement of purpose
  2. Khashoggi mystery: Another geopolitical crisis in the making?
  3. Viewing the world from a Piper
  4. Why is the world moving away from globalisation?
  5. Nike’s high-risk CSR strategy may just not do it
  6. Illegal migration is tearing nations apart
  7. Serena Williams lost, and not just the US Open final
  8. Job searches are still stuck in the 1990s
  9. The Trump economy has many safeguards
  10. Studying abroad is now more business and less education
  11. Turkey’s hopeless economic war with the US
  12. Iran’s recent struggles are only likely to worsen
  13. Is a technical degree needed for IT excellence?
  14. WhatsApp’s architecture is creating headaches for Facebook
  15. Europe is on the brink
  16. Too many experts, insufficient rewards
  17. Why Nadal and Federer continue their domination
  18. Look before you post on social media
  19. Why is the rupee falling?
  20. The US made history in Israel
  21. Click-and-forget features bring AI to life
  22. When top institutions misuse their brands to make money
  23. Indian cities should exploit the municipal bond market
  24. When Indian Americans’ success hurts
  25. Ola-Uber merger: Prevent the creation of a monolith
  26. West Asia is more volatile than ever
  27. Made in China 2025: World’s largest nationalist policy 
  28. India’s jobs crisis is serious
  29. Will public shootings in America ever end?
  30. Turmoil in the media industry is getting worse
  31. Indian websites must become more user-friendly
  32. Upwork, another matchmaker website, shows promise
  33. US immigration policy is a mess 
  34. Shortlist, perform, win!
  35. Want faster economic growth? Loosen regulations
  36. Lessons from a mountaineer
  37. India had a strong, but mixed 2017
  38. 2017 was full of surprises
  39. Mr Carr, IT does matter after all
  40. MBA courses in the US must reprogram to stay relevant
  41. Corruption invokes such distaste, but should it really? 
  42. Using social media to demystify classical music
  43. Apple’s hook on tomorrow’s customers starts early
  44. Predators vs social media: the dawn of justice?
  45. Mobile applications are becoming more indispensable
  46. Closing India’s energy deficit
  47. Government schemes to create jobs may fall short
  48. India’s corporate scene is increasingly becoming Darwinian
  49. The Fed begins to correct its balance sheet
  50. Voice chat tools: double-edged swords for big telcos
  51. The Equifax breach is a warning to UIDAI
  52. How important are corporate leaders?
  53. Revelations about world languages
  54. Federer and Nadal return to dominate tennis
  55. Why Google was wrong to fire Damore
  56. Indians’ love affair with Texas
  57. Is LinkedIn’s utility waning?
  58. Protecting jobs through licensing
  59. The dumbing down of our minds
  60. Oil continues to be a boon for the Centre
  61. Is the government becoming too addicted to Aadhaar?
  62. What a dramatic fall for Snapdeal
  63. Cricket and its failings
  64. Dangers of reckless online behaviour
  65. Is investing in bad debt India’s next big industry?
  66. At what price point will people act?
  67. The DIY-types are impacting the global economy
  68. How RPAs take away BPO jobs
  69. The EU’s sigh of relief is heard around the world
  70. Are banks overusing password rules?
  71. Why May 7 could be a do-or-die day for globalisation
  72. The resurgence of Federer and Nadal is a treat
  73. The paradoxical job growth crisis
  74. China could lead the world in heavy industry
  75. India’s drive-time radio shows can do so much better
  76. Highway billboards are great marketing devices
  77. India unlikely to suffer from a Russia hack
  78. When privacy protection policies hurt customer service
  79. GoFundMe is a boon for people in distress
  80. The tragedy of our big cities
  81. The money-making insurance industry
  82. Medical tourism could be India’s next industry boom
  83. Fine wine and the Australian Open
  84. The sheer domination of ME3 airlines
  85. Understanding Obama’s legacy
  86. Technological advances threaten existing companies too
  87. Investing in Solar Bharat Abhiyan!
  88. There’s value in going back in time
  89. China’s new strategy: sell direct
  90. Technological advances directly threaten jobs
  91. Large Whatsapp groups hurt more than help
  92. When all airlines behave like no-frills carriers
  93. Consumer collusion is a great free-market leveller
  94. Post-Trump, international students can still plan to study in the US
  95. A guide to understanding the US election
  96. The epidemic of self-written recommendation letters
  97. When corrupt governments restrict competition
  98. Going the extra mile, successfully
  99. Are we ready to embrace surge pricing?
  100. A bold experiment in tennis streaming may help answer a vexing question
  101. Why do we still permit age discrimination?
  102. Tech advances are greatly improving lives
  103. The darker side of social media
  104. With a new visa, the US steps up efforts to poach top talent
  105. Re-Mind it! This app can dramatically improve campus communication
  106. Employers, think twice before you rescind offers! 
  107. Pokémon Go highlights video game addiction like nothing else
  108. Duplicate Olympic spirit? Easier said than done!
  109. GST may become a nightmare to implement and maintain
  110. Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo! makes little sense
  111. Automation’s impact on us is huge
  112. Broadcast neutrality — the next battle?
  113. It’s time we retired the OTP
  114. Why the Brexit vote was not a surprise
  115. Brexit vote is crucial for other reasons too
  116. Ban commission-based student recruiting
  117. India’s GDP could double in 8 years
  118. How companies and government exploit consumers
  119. Why do companies cheat?
  120. Metro rail: a crucial cog in the urban wheel 
  121. Apps teach us World Geography better than any textbook
  122. Poor urban planning to blame for Bengaluru’s heat
  123. Is the end of the website era near?
  124. Taming the tax havens
  125. Trouble on the high seas
  126. Political correctness going too far?
  127. Our compulsive addiction to testing
  128. Online education makes a MOOC point
  129. Need of the hour: bankruptcy laws
  130. Indian socialism continues to trump capitalism
  131. Customer service is still the best differentiator
  132. Call the NFIR’s bluff
  133. What is happening to the global economy?
  134. Innovation is key to India’s future
  135. All is not well with Heathrow
  136. Place names do matter
  137. The bottom is falling for the telecom sector
  138. Indian firms’ website designs have a long way to go
  139. The changing face of engineering education
  140. Why oil has been a boon to the government
  141. Indian e-commerce:  It feels like 1999 all over again
  142. Paris climate accord is all hot air
  143. Manufacturing for India’s military holds great opportunity
  144. The brain drain problem is getting worse
  145. India can survive a Fed interest rate hike just fine
  146. Banking on student loans
  147. When will the BRIC countries create a world-class product?
  148. Acing that application essay
  149. Where customer is not king
  150. The sharing economy extends to mini-truck moving
  151. Lessons from the Volkswagen debacle
  152. Is it time to rethink tax strategies?
  153. Passport centers are world-class models of e-governance
  154. Innovation in the media industry has been highly disruptive
  155. Is too much money tainting tennis?
  156. The Internet of Things could dramatically change our lives
  157. In-flight systems beware, the future lies with Android
  158. Net neutrality is a bad idea
  159. Why Western-sounding brand names work with buyers
  160. We’re doing nothing to address gridlock
  161. Would Greece have been better off exiting the EU?
  162. India's online retail markets are near perfect
  163. How West Asian airlines leverage Moore’s Law
  164. School rankings matter less than you imagine, so think different
  165. How about a career in consulting?
  166. Manufacturing returns to the US
  167. What Federer and Nadal teach us all
  168. Why learning English is overrated
  169. How to do Europe on your own
  170. 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 
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