MNC Trickle-Down Vs the Indian Torrent

Late last year when I was reporting for this special report for Forbes India on science-led innovation, I spoke to Nirmalya Kumar, professor of marketing at London Business School. His book, India Inside, which talks about the invisible innovation in India, was just been published. I wanted to know how serious and deep were the R&D […]

MNC Trickle-Down Vs the Indian Torrent

Late last year when I was reporting for this special report for Forbes India on science-led innovation, I spoke to Nirmalya Kumar, professor of marketing at London Business School. His book, India Inside, which talks about the invisible innovation in India, was just been published. I wanted to know how serious and deep were the R&D […]

Indians Innovate, but does India Innovate?

It’s a provocative question, I admit. And those who swear by examples of frugal engineering that India has championed would scoff at it. And if you know that JC Bose was the first in the Indian sub-continent to be granted a US patent in 1904, and that the first Indian scientist to start a company […]