Nilekani’s idea of India

Nilekani’s idea of India

New Delhi: Former CEO and co-chairman of Infosys, Nandan Nilekani has turned an author with Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century. The book outlines Nilekani’s vision for a resurgent India, both economically and politically.

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Even as state elections beckon, Nilekani believes that India’s political landscape will change with education. Caste affiliations will get weaker as people vote with the economy in mind.

An alumni of the IIT-Bombay, Nilekani started with Patni Computers where he met NR Narayana Murthy. In 1981, Murthy, Nilekani and eight others formed Infosys Technologies.

Nandan Nilekani has been a brand ambassador for Infosys and has once even been named by Time magazine as one of the ‘100 most influential people in the world.’

In an interview with Mint Bureau Chief Anil Padmanabhan, Nilekani shares those views.