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Bharat Joshi is the CEO of JCurve Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Prior to founding JCurve, Bharat has worked and trained with leading multinational and Indian companies in Malaysia, Denmark and India. He regularly writes for various print and online publications, including The Wall Street Journal, CNN IBN and Economic Times, and is visiting faculty at Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.
He lives in New Delhi, India.

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GARHWAL POST INTERVIEW

What was the thinking behind writing 'Navigating India'? Please tell us a bit about the writing process.

A range of simplistic stereotypes and pre-conceptions haunt India in many parts of the globe. I found that both foreigners, and young Indians, were looking for a balanced account of present day Indian economy with extrapolation and evidence of where this might lead in the lifetime of our young workforce. And if this is such a compelling socio-economic case, how can one be a part of this rising tide of inclusive prosperity? That was the kernel of Navigating India. Since release, the response of erudite practitioners and observers has been most gracious and encouraging.
The greatest challenge in writing was to strip the manuscript of excessive statistics and jargon, and to make it an equally rewarding read for generalists and specialists alike. Some of the best and brightest minds from across industries were very generous in sharing their time and insights: Vinod Rai, Swaminathan Aiyar, Gurcharan Das, SY Quraishi, TKA Nair, Freddy Svane, Tulsi Tanti, Analjit Singh, to name a few.

What is your favorite review that you have received for the book?

Highly recommended for entrepreneurs, diplomats and policy makers to get a head-start in India.
If you think you cannot miss India in your global business strategy, this is the book for you.
If you are still skeptical, this book will clear your mind.
Bharat Joshi is a member of the young business leaders forum, who will create tomorrow for India.
India will grow to be the one of the biggest economy of the world.
If you are looking for someone who can tell you the truth amid confusion, this is the book for you.
Bharat Joshi is a business leader representing most brilliant young generations who share the value for tomorrow.
When a country like India starts dancing, how would you dance together?
This is the book for you if you want to grow your business in India and beyond.’
Hideaki Domichi, Former Ambassador of Japan to India

What are the problems that Indian economy faces right now, post-demonetization?

It’s unfair to give a sweeping statement to answer this question. However, economic growth will depend on a number of factors, not on demonetization alone. There will be big winners or losers due to this disruptive event, such as fintech or real estate, but the impact could be more qualitative. For eg could we curb our addiction to cash? Or will a higher portion of transactions (and people) be taxed? The real benefits will manifest if we don’t lose the gains after bravely enduring the painful demonetization process.

What are the books that you read for inspiration? Do you get the time out of your busy schedule?

Reading is one of my true loves and indulgences. I read mostly nonfiction, but selected works of fiction, philosophy and poetry are always close at hand- Marcus Aurelius, Sri Sri Paramhansa Yogananda, Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Tagore and other masters are always close at hand.

What is your opinion of the slew of Literature Festivals across the country? What are you looking forward to at the Valley of Words festival in Dehradun?

Lit fests are playing a yeoman’s role in promoting reading and encouraging upcoming authors. As a nation we need to develop a stronger culture of reading, which will further lead to a more evolved level of inquiry, conversation and ideation- from which all solutions emerge.


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