Yazad Jal

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Is the Jobs Crisis a Skills Crisis?

This is the second edition of The Jobscape, our fortnightly round-up of news and opinion on the state of employment and job creation in India. In this edition, there’s good news from renewable energy and the gig economy — but with...

19 Million Applications. 62,000 jobs

This is the first edition of The Jobscape, our fortnightly round-up of news and opinion on the state of employment and job creation in India. In the months ahead, we hope to delve deep into the issue and bring you both...

Sell All Municipal Schools

Poor parents are voting with their feet by shifting their kids from free government schools to budget private schools. The government has failed to provide quality education. Here’s an unintuitive solution for Mumbai. Sell municipal schools. Use the proceeds to...

Beware of the Survivor

Our weekly explainer on economics using lessons from popular culture. In Installment 32, Mark Zuckerberg and Gurukant Desai illustrate the Survivorship Bias. Early on in Mani Ratnam’s 2007 film Guru, Gurukant Desai defies his schoolteacher father and leaves his village and education behind...

We Are All Zombies

How do our brains work? Why do we behave the way we behave? Unthink by Chris Paley has some excellent insights. Chris Paley’s Unthink is a ride into our minds, both the conscious and the unconscious. But wait, according to him, minds don’t exist....
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