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Just released, The Good Indian's Guide to Queue Jumping (Harper Collins, 2016)
DURYODHANA, Harper Collins.
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DURYODHANA, Harper Collins.
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DURYODHANA, Harper Collins.
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Locks, Mahabharata and Mathematics
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Ganesha on the Dashboard


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Welcome

Hi! Welcome to my home site. As my cyberspace guest, perhaps I should introduce myself to you, since it may well be that we do not know each other personally. I am Raghu to my friends. I have been an academic for the significant part of my professional life, that is nearly two decades; a banker for a while and in a CSR role thereafter. Since I have been doing a lot of writing in the public domain, I also wear the hat of a Columnist and an author.  My latest book is The Good Indian's Guide to Queue Jumping (Harper Collins, 2016).  Beyond the Call of Duty (Harper Collins, 2015), Duryodhana (Harper Collins, 2014), Games Indians Play (Penguin, 2006), Stock Exchanges, Investments and Derivatives (co-authored, Tata McGraw Hill, 2007), Don't Sprint the Marathon (Harper Collins, 2010), Corruption Conundrum (Penguin, 2010), Ganesha on the Dashboard (Penguin 2012) and Locks, Mahabharata and Mathematics (Harper Collins, 2013) are some of the others.  

My academic affiliation was with IIM, Ahmedabad (1982-2001) as a Professor of Finance & Accounting; my banking association was with ING Vysya Bank as its President (2001-04) and my corporate/Foundation role is with the GMR Group since 2005. I also head the India Campus of Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada, where I am an Adjunct Professor as well. I have also been teaching annually at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, since 1990.

Collecting old and antique locks (as in pad locks) is my serious hobby. I have played chess at all India level and have done a bit of cartooning for a national daily briefly and some competitive sketching in the past. Apart from these, I have flirted with a vintage car (a 1937 Austin 7) for a few years, and occasionally fix mechanical clocks and travel a good bit.

Meena, a former Environment Educationist and now a Community Services professional, is my best pal. She also happens to be my wife. According to her, the secret of success of our marriage is that we see so little of each other, since we both travel so much! I second that!

Latest Articles

. Why Indians jump queues, The Times of India, November 20, 2016.
. A Bill to weaken IIMs: Dump It: The IIM Bill is a serious effort to undermine autonomy enjoyed by the institutes, Deccan Herald, July 5, 2015.
. From Open Courseware to Open Classware, Board of IT Education Standards, Guest Editorial: Newsletter, Volume 50, June 2015.
. The culture of rewarding the wrong-doer, People Matters, July 16, 2013.
. We Don't Need a Pan - IIM Board, The reasons against a pan-IIM board, a layer between the government and IIMs, are valid even now, The Economic Times, 15th February, 2013.
. Open Class Ware for IIMs, If MIT can put its courses online for free, why can't Indian institutions like the IIMs follow suit? The Economic Times, 18th January, 2013.
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