Why people choose MNC-s over Indian corporations (Part 2)

Many people in my generation stay in India but work for multinational corporations / MNC-s (myself presently included). The economic benefits of such choices accrue more to the foreign companies than to India. This is the second part of a three-part series (read part 1 here) exploring the economic and emotional factors behind such decisions.

  • Part 1. Non-mutinous sepoys (why Indian soldiers decided to join the first multinational corporation of the world, the East India Company)
  • Part 2. Choosing the winning side (why Indian bankers chose to back the East India Company)
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Bankers to the credit-worthy foreigners

Apart from the sepoys who joined the East India Company, another set of people chose the “foreign multinational” over Indian “entities”. Numerous bankers all across the country provided vast amounts of credit to the East India Company to finance the company’s militarization and numerous conquests against Indian states. One might even argue that the choice of this smaller set of people was even more pivotal. …


Why people choose to work for MNC-s over Indian corporations

Many people in my generation stay in India but work for multinational corporations / MNC-s (myself presently included). I believe that the economic benefits of such choices accrue more to the foreign companies than to India. This is the first part of a three-part series exploring the economic and emotional factors behind such decisions.

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It was the mid 1700-s — those were the times of great wars fought with large armies clashing with each other on historic battlefields. The Battle of Plassey was the first major victory for the British in India. …


This young entrepreneur broke all societal norms and redefined what art means, while smashing his 9–5 job. He shares his success mantra for #CreativeSideHustlers to take inspiration from. Check it out, and find out more about his venture on @Galiz.inc on Instagram.

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And (statistically insignificant) correlations on the future of Indian cricket

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I have this completely untested and unproven hypothesis.

“People who grew up in smaller Indian cities are fitter than their counterparts who grew up in larger Indian cities.”

My assumption is that with lower population, potentially lower levels of pollution, and greater access to open spaces, the smaller cities provide a health advantage over large Indian mega-cities (Delhi, Mumbai etc.).

My hypothesis is directly linked to the somewhat obvious statement that high levels of pollution in Indian mega-cities is harmful for the health of children (see my previous article/rant on that topic). Note also that I did not stretch the hypothesis to Indian villages. …


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Cybersecurity consultant by day, tribal artist by night; that is the life story of Eshita Nimje, founder of Agneesha Art Studio. During her nine-to-five, you will find Eshu, as she is known, figuring out ways to keep her clients’ websites and apps safe from malicious attacks. But during her spare time, she creates and curates some of the most amazing works of traditional Hindu art you’ve ever laid eyes on. …


Much like Lewis Black, I could say, the “rant was due”.

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Of my 37 years of life, I have lived 22 of them in big Indian cities. I owe a lot of my life’s success to city life. Cities provide excellent education, social networks, opportunities and the like.

Yet, somehow, I have the deep-rooted feeling that something is very wrong with Indian cities.

  • The air pollution in large Indian cities is unchecked, unregulated and unhindered.
  • There is an obscene level of noise pollution from traffic, construction etc. that no one seems to bother about.
  • Traffic jams are endemic — draining time and energy from the lives of millions of commuters everyday. …

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