Thought Leadership

Holistic care is an integral aspect of the fight against cancer care which lays equal emphasis on the physical and psycho-social needs of patients.
Dr. B. S. Ajaikumar

Thought Leadership

A repository of heartfelt thoughts, ideas, perspectives, and propositions to steer actionable conversations across diverse fields, thereby helping the community at large to move up the value chain of excellence and fulfilment.

Affluence is a moving target, but do we need to move
2023-09-26 02:21:39

Affluence is a moving target, but do we need to move

Affluence is a moving target, but do we need to move on to a deeper probe at some point? Clearly, notions of affluence move up as our lifestyles evolve over time. Our definitions of affluen...

Let's take a pledge on 'International Literacy Day
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2023-09-26 02:39:00

Let's take a pledge on 'International Literacy Day

Literacy is the ability to read and write, while education, which is the broader concept, refers to the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, and values. Having said that, both fetch measurable v...

On Purposeful Non-conformism
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2024-01-03 03:59:24

On Purposeful Non-conformism

On Purposeful Non-conformism Without passion and conviction, a budding entrepreneur can’t expect to steer innovation through the winding route of trials and triumphs. The learning cur...

Empower women and they will empower communities.
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2024-01-03 03:32:24

Empower women and they will empower communities.

Intelligence abounds everywhere across the length and breadth of India. It is only a matter of creating equal opportunities in rural and deprived regions through prudent measures like improving edu...

Should know Hindi
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2024-01-03 03:29:24

Should know Hindi

India is a multi-lingual country of 28 states and 8 union territories. In essence, use, and significance, language is only a mode of communication to convey ideas, thoughts and sentiments, whicheve...

Used to be in office at 6:20 am
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2024-01-03 03:28:24

Used to be in office at 6:20 am

I have immense respect for Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and his brand of entrepreneurship. Having said that, I don't believe in advertising one's work ethics and routines for poste...

Sandra Day O’Connor (1930-2023) - end of an epoch
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2024-01-03 03:23:24

Sandra Day O’Connor (1930-2023) - end of an epoch

Sandra Day O’Connor (1930-2023) - end of an epoch making era The passing of America's first female Supreme Court judge is an irreparable loss on many counts.  For me,...

CME held in Ranchi
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2024-01-03 03:20:24

CME held in Ranchi

Had a frutiful interaction with close to 200 doctors at our CME held in Ranchi.  I spoke about how genomics and a focused factory approach are the real game changers to bring cancer to...

Why and how do you work so hard at this age?
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2024-01-03 03:19:24

Why and how do you work so hard at this age?

A staple question that is invaribly flung at me especially during events: "Why and how do you work so hard at this age?" Well, I respect the genuineness of the concern, which is r...

In democracy, majority will have its way
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2024-01-03 03:18:24

In democracy, majority will have its way

Glad that Hon. Chief Justice of India has highlighted the significance of probing discussions and dissent in a democracy in such an impactful manner.  Having been an advocate of a gras...

Today, cancer is fast becoming a chronic disease
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2024-01-03 03:08:24

Today, cancer is fast becoming a chronic disease

My thoughts on the largely disregarded role of ethnicity in cancer disparities, which has an end to end bearing on the therapeutic process – from detection to diagnosis to prognosis to eventu...

The Roundtable of Work
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2024-01-03 02:54:00

The Roundtable of Work

The Roundtable of Work  All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence – Martin Luther King, Jr.  W...

Unlike in the US, failure is not celebrated in India
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2024-01-12 07:48:48

Unlike in the US, failure is not celebrated in India

Fear, insecurity, and lack of self-esteem dissuade us from taking on a challenge. Unlike in the US, failure is not celebrated in India; worse it is ridiculed, concealed or condemned. We should cele...

The pleasure of giving which brings deep contentment
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2024-01-12 08:05:25

The pleasure of giving which brings deep contentment

Yes, it is important in life to aspire for prosperity built on monetary gains. At the same time, one should also reflect on the pleasure of giving which brings deep contentment and fulfilment, way ...

Humans are born irrational, and that has made us better decision-makers
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2024-01-12 08:08:33

Humans are born irrational, and that has made us better decision-makers

"In a world of deep uncertainty, neat logic simply isn’t a good guide." Couldn't agree more! ...

A good doctor is a honest doctor and vice versa
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2024-01-12 08:10:47

A good doctor is a honest doctor and vice versa

In an utopian scenario, a good doctor is a honest doctor and vice versa. Sadly, given the complexities of human nature, coupled with the intricacies of healthcare, a good doctor is not necessarily ...

The defining feature of our great nation
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2024-01-12 08:14:13

The defining feature of our great nation

Whenever there is discontentment for reasons right or wrong, a group of people take extreme steps even though the majority may not concur with their views. The sharper the conflict, more the chance...

An indiscreet Israel airstrike kiils Hamas depty and his bodyguards in Beirut
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2024-01-12 08:23:04

An indiscreet Israel airstrike kiils Hamas depty and his bodyguards in Beirut

An indiscreet Israel airstrike kiils Hamas depty and his bodyguards in Beirut, and the West keeps mum, save for faint murmurs calling for the need to exercise restraint and spare civilian lives ami...

The Antardhwani Leadership Conclave in pictures
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2024-01-12 08:34:27

The Antardhwani Leadership Conclave in pictures

The Antardhwani Leadership Conclave in pictures Always a pleasure addressing a purposeful conclave focused on the larger cause of the community, always a pleasure interacting with people fr...

India and Myanmar share a great bond
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2024-01-12 08:37:17

India and Myanmar share a great bond

India and Myanmar share a great bond rooted in Buddhist thought and values. The brutality of the military regime is appaling and unaccpetable. The pro-democracy rebels have the backing of ethnic gr...

Fortis Cancer Summit 2024, Bengaluru
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2024-01-31 01:40:35

Fortis Cancer Summit 2024, Bengaluru

It was truly heartening to share my thoughts on this coveted stage with towering thought leader CEOs on a variety of pivotal issues - about the need to bring equality and parity in cancer care, the...

Healthcare in 2024 and beyond – Poised for the big leap forward, but unwavering focus on research is imperative
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2024-01-31 02:01:05

Healthcare in 2024 and beyond – Poised for the big leap forward, but unwavering focus on research is imperative

In the next two years, given the rapid strides in terms of technology-led disruptive innovation, healthcare industry in India will most certainly achieve significant growth, approximately in the 10...

Budget 2024: Expert urges govt to adopt universal healthcare model which may transform the sector through unlimited pay-outs
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2024-01-31 02:25:48

Budget 2024: Expert urges govt to adopt universal healthcare model which may transform the sector through unlimited pay-outs

Ahead of the Union Budget 2024, various anticipations and expectations are being made around the upliftment in all the sectors. Amid all the anticipations, the healthcare sector has all eyes on Fin...

India needs more investigator-initiated clinical trials & Phase I studies particularly in oncology: Dr. B S Ajaikumar
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2024-02-06 10:07:08

India needs more investigator-initiated clinical trials & Phase I studies particularly in oncology: Dr. B S Ajaikumar

India needs more investigator-initiated clinical trials particularly in oncology. It also requires to equally be engaged in conducting Phase I studies, said Dr. B S Ajaikumar, Executive Chairman, H...

Make the most of the
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2024-02-06 10:23:14

Make the most of the "Best of ASCO 2024"

As the Chairman of Global Healthcare Academy , it gives me great pleasure to invite all healthcare leaders to the "Best of ASCO 2024" conference, slated for March 22nd to 24th in Namma Be...

Let's together build such a Ram Rajya!
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2024-02-16 07:21:27

Let's together build such a Ram Rajya!

Yes, we need to establish 'Ram Rajya', but one built on rock-solid democratic principles, a kingdom of the people, by the people, and for the people, where the voice of diss...

Global Business Conclave - 2024
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2024-02-16 07:23:50

Global Business Conclave - 2024

Delighted to be part of the Global Business Conclave - 2024 hosted by iLYF - International Lingayat Youth Forum I am looking forwa...

Medical Entrepreneurship at the Global Business Conclave - 2024
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2024-02-16 07:40:21

Medical Entrepreneurship at the Global Business Conclave - 2024

Looking forward to stimulating conversations on Medical Entrepreneurship at the Global Business Conclave - 2024 hosted by iLYF - Inter...

Electoral bonds scheme verdict LIVE updates | The Supreme Court will announce its judgment on the legality of the electoral bonds scheme on February 15
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2024-02-16 07:50:52

Electoral bonds scheme verdict LIVE updates | The Supreme Court will announce its judgment on the legality of the electoral bonds scheme on February 15

This is truly a milestone verdcit that cherishes the pristine democratic values that are still the hallmark of India's character and culture, whatever the West may say or imply. Of cour...

India needs more investigator - initiated trials, phase I studies
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2024-02-16 12:00:05

India needs more investigator - initiated trials, phase I studies

Research is the most pivotal compoment of oncological advancement; awaiting a bright future of several pathbreaking clincial trials and game-changing clincial triumphs! ...

The generative AI Tsunami in particular
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2024-03-04 05:32:41

The generative AI Tsunami in particular

The real problem with the relentless tech invasion of the intellectual space (the generative AI Tsunami in particular) is not that many people are using it rather fractionally and frivolously to ge...

Researchers discover protein masquerading as virus in certain tumours
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2024-03-04 05:35:02

Researchers discover protein masquerading as virus in certain tumours

An extremely rare but alarmingly serious complication of cancer makes the immune system go rogue, which then attacks the brain to cause rapid-onset memory loss and cognitive deficits. The cause of ...

The Erosion of the Individual: Fromm's Warning and the Rise of AI
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2024-03-04 05:37:35

The Erosion of the Individual: Fromm's Warning and the Rise of AI

In a 1960 interview, renowned psychoanalyst Erich Fromm painted a concerning picture of modern society.He identified a paradox at its core: while we celebrate individualism and independent thought,...

Age is only a number
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2024-03-04 05:38:57

Age is only a number

The phrase 'Age is only a number' applies to very many individuals, which explains why it has almost been reduced to a cliché. However, age is NOT a prime number only for a han...

Perplexing Thoughts
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2024-03-04 05:41:04

Perplexing Thoughts

Perplexing Thoughts Treading the snow-white path at a leisurely pace, a snowy chain of thoughts capped my mind, almost on an impulse. The thoughts were so evocative that I decided to pen them...

Healthcare entrepreneurs and doctorpreneurs!
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2024-03-04 05:56:43

Healthcare entrepreneurs and doctorpreneurs!

Healthcare entrepreneurs and doctorpreneurs! I am delighted to invite you to our Healthcare Excellence and Entrepreneurial Leadership (HEEL) program, which is a grand confluence of actionable...

JCB - Always Looking for a Better Way
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2024-03-04 06:09:54

JCB - Always Looking for a Better Way

During my stint as a Business Process Reengineering consultant, I had the opportunity to tour around the country and overseas on numerous plant visits at various manufacturing setups. My fondest in...

HEEL will help you heal in the truest sense of the word!
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2024-03-04 06:12:04

HEEL will help you heal in the truest sense of the word!

HEEL will help you heal in the truest sense of the word! The Healthcare Excellence and Entrepreneurial Leadership (HEEL) course equips today's healthcare leaders with actionable insights ...

There are key advancements in cancer treatment, but how to address care disparities
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2024-03-28 07:52:59

There are key advancements in cancer treatment, but how to address care disparities

One of the most probable causes of cancer is inflammation, as it often leads to con...

Best of ASCO
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2024-03-28 08:01:11

Best of ASCO

The Best of ASCO conference kicked off today with a burst of energy & innovation! Leaders in oncology gathered to inaugurate this momentous event, promising groundbreaking insights and advancem...

Elections with unconditional commitment
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2024-04-08 02:36:55

Elections with unconditional commitment

If and when a democracy unknowingly makes minorities feel threatened, if it tends to nip any form of dissent in the bud, and if it deems every secular voice and force anti-national by default, it c...

The compelling case for universal healthcare
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2024-04-24 10:30:59

The compelling case for universal healthcare

Dr B. S. Ajaikumar, Executive Chairman, HealthCare Global Enterprises (HCG) highlights that healthcare disparities can never be eliminated through price control; universal healthcare can al...

SC puts an end to ED’s arrest spree
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2024-06-05 02:06:59
Healthcare sector sees boom with record investments
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2024-06-05 02:16:17

Healthcare sector sees boom with record investments

BENGALURU: Healthcare sector has been witnessing record investments for the past a few years and in just five months of this year, the industry has secured private equity and venture capital invest...