Game India - book release
Chairman of HDFC Deepak Parekh releasing ‘Game India – Seven Strategic Advantages That Can Steer India to Wealth’ authored by senior journalist RN Bhaskar at Observer Research Foundation in Mumbai on Thursday. (L to R): Latha Venkatesan, Executive Editor, CNBC TV18; Dr. Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group; Mr. Deepak Parekh; RN Bhaskar; Dr. Mukund Rajan, corporate strategist and former Brand Custodian, Tata Group and Dhaval Desai, Vice President, ORF Mumbai.

Game India book release:Deepak Parekh, Chairman of HDFC, released senior journalist RN Bhaskar’s book ‘GAME INDIA – Seven Strategic Advantages That Can Steer India to Wealth’ at a panel discussion organised by the Observer Research Foundation in Mumbai on Thursday. The book is published by Penguin Random House India.

The book release was followed by a discussion moderated by CNBC TV18’s Executive Editor Latha Venkatesh. The discussants were Dr. Mukund Rajan, Corporate strategist and former and only Brand Custodian of Tata Group; Dr. Ajit Ranade, Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group; RN Bhaskar, the book’s author and Dhaval Desai, Vice President, ORF.
Game=India-jacket“India is at the tipping point in its growth trajectory. It is already a $ two trillion-plus economy which is expected to grow to five trillion over just the next five-odd years. Bhaskar’s book and the seven potential advantages identified by him will play a critical role in India’s growth – not just to a $ five trillion economy, but for a long way into the future,” said Mr. Parekh. RN Bhaskar’s book is both critical and inspirational. It is immensely readable and perceptive and will be useful for all who want to learn about how India can solve its mounting socioeconomic challenges, he pointed out.
India may be widely acknowledged as one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world, but can this vast, diverse and heavily populated nation sustain growth prospects? Game India offers a decisive answer.
At once ambitious and engaging, it outlines seven key unrealised 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 for the people and how they could redefine the game for this country.
Weaving together industry lore, keenly analysed data and one-on-one interviews with corporate moguls – from Verghese Kurien and the Pais of Manipal to Gautam Adani and Brij Mohan Munjal – Bhaskar’s Game India is essential reading for every Indian looking ahead.
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