In a world buzzing with artificial intelligence, gene therapy, 3D printing, and brain implants, where does India stand?
Is India a frontrunner in creating new knowledge and world-changing inventions?
The answer is unfortunately NO. India does not even feature among the top ten countries in scientific research.
In this book, Varun argues that India risks its economic progress, its technology industry and social development if it does not lead in research and innovation.
Can we make India a leader in science and technology?
Varun uses a data-based approach to highlight the various limitations of India’s research ecosystem. He demystifies how discoveries and inventions happen through stories and personal experiences. The book provides concrete, well-reasoned steps to build a Scientific India. This is a necessary agenda for India’s success and to serve the cause of human progress.
Book Talk Presentation
“Varun Aggarwal offers a compelling, data-driven and analytical march through India’s science landscape. While we might not get science to the stature of cricket or Bollywood in the Indian imagination, at least we have to try to make it much more discussed. There is no substitute for a laser-focus on science to foster social and economic change.”
Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, and” Director, South Asia Institute, Harvard University
“Just like you cannot imagine the Silicon Valley without Stanford, this book highlights the need for innovation backed by scientific research! To catapult India to the global stage of innovation, we need world-class research institutions, empowered researchers who tackle challenging original problems, and a vibrant ecosystem for entrepreneurs. This book is for any individual who dreams of an India that creates globally competitive start-ups and pioneers new technologies.”
Akshay Kothari, Head, LinkedIn India
“A must-read for students, professors, researchers, policy makers, corporate leaders, media, and even parents who continue to exercise great career-related influence on the future protagonists. Simple yet subtle, critique yet constructive, Varun tells an engaging narrative that comes straight from his heart, while also leading by example at many places.”
Sumit Gulwani, Research Manager, Microsoft, USA and Inventor of Flash Fill in MS Excel