BOOK LAUNCH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
HE Ms Vijay Thakur Singh
India's High Commissioner to Singapore
Date: 12th September 2014
Venue: Singapore Management University
A new compilation of essays by Gurdip Singh and Sameer C Mohindru has for the first time brought together under a single umbrella some of the leading minds in the world of academics and business who have followed the India story closely through various trials and tribulations for decades.
The book is dedicated to the Delhi braveheart girl, who was brutally raped on 16th December 2012 in Delhi. The two journalists who have edited the book closely followed and reported on the tragedy while she was undergoing treatment in Singapore.
The incident sent shock waves the world over. India once again finds itself under the magnifying glass as its economy flounders and society comes under severe strain for the heinous crimes against women.
The idea of putting together the book germinated while interviewing more than two dozen entrepreneurs, researchers, economists, businessmen and bureaucrats, who termed the tragedy as part of a bigger socio-economic malaise.
Among those who have contributed to or have been interviewed for the book are Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Group; Ambassador Gopinath Pillai, an entreprenuer with investments in India; Dr V P Nair, a leading cardiologist; Amir Jumabhoy, a prominent businessman; Girija Pande, former chairman of Tata Consultancy Services in Singapore; Tejinder Narang, noted commodities columnist and R. Narayananmohan, chairman of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The book looks at various issues relating to doing business and making investments in India.
This book is a useful read for anyone who needs to understand the policies and obstacles in the mega-market of 1.3 billion people which offers potential investment opportunities worth trillions of dollars. Written in an easy to read style, it makes a complex subject interesting for the commoner and those preparing for competitive examinations.