Aparna Piramal Raje (for Info only, not official)


Aparna Piramal Raje

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    ...“Manufacturing can happen here and be much bigger for us than what it is today” and today “making things in India is as productive as making things in China”, he said in an interview to Mint. Yet, I was surprised to discover, on the Make in India website, that the mission aspires to do more. “Devised to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub, Make in India was a timely response to a critical situation,” it states. ‘Design’ appears to be a deliberate and important, even if somewhat underplayed, inclusion. Design can be characterized as a handmaiden to innovation; a powerful engine of economic growth. ...

    Live Mint on Nov. 25, 2016, 1:14 a.m.

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    ...In some cases, this is actually how it works. Digital entrepreneur Prukalpa Sankar experienced a moment of epiphany while taking the train home one evening after work, as a summer intern at an investment bank in Singapore. Sankar recalls asking herself a basic existentialist question: “Why am I here?” This quest for purpose led her to believe that she should leverage her numerical and analytical skills to serve the public good. So instead of working with a financial services firm after graduation, she co-founded SocialCops in 2013, with Varun Banka. The Delhi-based data intelligence company helps decision-makers in the areas of public infrastructure, healthcare and education. In three years, the start-up has worked with more than 150 organizations in seven countries. ...

    Live Mint on Oct. 20, 2016, 1:15 a.m.