R.N. Bhaskar is a senior business journalist with over thirty years of news experience. He has been executive editor, Financial Express, and founder and COO of the information company of the Indian Express Group. In December 1998, he gave up full-time journalism to work with the corporate sector. After heading a listed company, he decided to set up his own satellite broadcast company to promote distance learning. He gave away his technology and equipment to Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai, in 2008, and has since then opted to be consulting editor with various publications-including Log.in (part of the German Log.de), Forbes India, DNA, Firstpost.com, Free Press Journal and Moneycontrol.com. He was also adviser with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) for a couple of years. He has been on committees advising the government of Maharashtra on vocational education and was adviser with the board of governors at Sophia College, Mumbai. He is on the board of studies with Jai Hind College and SIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Mumbai, and with MIT World Peace University in Pune.
R.N. Bhaskar lives in Mumbai.
India may widely be acknowledged as one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, but how can this vast, diverse and heavily populated nation sustain growth prospects? Game India offers a decisive answer.
Through chapters, at once ambitious and engaging, it outlines seven key unrealized opportunities India can pursue to remain a leading player on the world economic superhighway: solar power; an enviable coastline and waterways; milk; agriculture; a huge population that, among other things, can yield methane; innovation; and unleashing human potential through education, justice and health.
In studying these seven strategic advantages, the book explores what has been done (or not done) thus far to exploit them, what potential they hold out for people, and how they could redefine the game for this country.
Weaving together industry lore, keenly analyzed data, and one-on-one interviews with corporate moguls-from Verghese Kurien and the Pais of Manipal to Gautam Adani and Brij Mohan Munjal-Game India is essential reading for every Indian looking ahead.R.N. Bhaskar has identified various triggers . . . [which] demonstrate that when we build capacities in the hinterlands, communities can become self-starters and bring about prosperity which is sustainableBooks can be critical. They can be inspirational. Seldom both. R.N. Bhaskar's Game India traverses both the worlds. Immensely readable and perceptiveGame India is about key strategies that could make India proud. Harnessing India's coastline is certainly one of them. This book is a brilliant exposition on how India could become strongerR.N. Bhaskar rightly explains how the Verghese Kurien model for milk is best suited to India-for farmers, consumers and the economy in general. Cattle-farming is the fastest way for wealth generation for the rural sector. Moreover, the Amul business model shows "Give more to earn more"This book offers a timely reminder of India's inherent strengths and an excellent road map for the future. The inspiring homegrown stories it narrates and the wealth of information it provides prove that the author's dreams for India can be achieved