Rajiv Kumar in Conversation with Pulapre Balakrishnan
Rajiv Kumar, who is a senior fellow at Centre for Policy Research, visited Ashoka on October 6th.
Kumar is an economist and the author of several books on the Indian Economy and India’s national security. At Ashoka, while in conversation with Prof. Balakrishnan, he discussed his new book “Modi and his Challenges” which delves into Modi’s governance in India so far.
Dr Kumar is also chancellor of the the Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics in Pune and the founding director of Pahle India Foundation, a non-profit research organisation that specialises in policy-oriented research and analysis.
He was Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and a member of the Government of India’s National Security Advisory Board between 2006 and 2008.
This time during last year, the team at AIM Smart City Accelerator was gearing up to announce its first call for applications from aspiring entrepreneurs. After an overwhelming response from participants across the country and a tough selection process, eight startups became a part of the program which began in March, 2016. [...]