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Latest Articles in Nandan Nilekani

VC Funds Continue To Raise Money Despite Startup Slowdown

The recent chatter about IT baron Infosys’s proposed investment in Indian venture capital fund Stellaris Venture Partners signals a robust outlook for the burgeoning startup ecosystem that has of late been in news for an impending shakeout and consolidation

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Two Years Of Modi Govt | Modi & Economics: Did You Say Free Markets?

Sutanu Guru argues how Narendra Modi is more a manager than entrepreneur when it comes to economic policies

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25 Years of Reforms: Unleashing The Indian Entrepreneur

The economic reforms did not kill or destroy Indian companies and Indian entrepreneurs as some had feared. In fact, the exact opposite happened

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What’s In A Number?

In Gurgaon, Mary Karkatia has a problem. She cannot prove she exists — legally. Mary does not have a birth certificate, a passport, a voter ID card, a PAN card or any other government document. She was born in an obscure village near Ranchi and her birth was never registered. Most of her family are now dead. Working as a domestic help, Mary has accumulated more than Rs 2 lakh in savings with her employer. But she cannot open a bank account because she has no documentation that can meet a bank's KYC (know-your-customer) norms.

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