Satish Jha

Satish Jha co-founded the national daily Jansatta for The Indian Express and later was the editor of newsweekly Dinamaan of The Times of India Group. He has been associated with seeding, mentoring or managing over 40 startups in the field of education, health care and use of technologies to help the underserved, including DESI Power, Tarahaat.com, Drishtee.com and One Laptop per Child in India. Jha studied at The Fletcher School, The Kennedy School, the University of Maryland, the Erasmus University Institute of Social Studies in Holland, and the Institute Theseus/ EDHEC in France. He has worked in executive roles at companies such as Roche, James Martin & Co, META Group, Caremark and Adventist Healthcare.

India’s New Education Policy Is Hodgepodge

October 20, 2020

The union cabinet of the government of India recently announced its 2020 National Education Policy (NEP). This is the first education policy developed by a non-Congress party government since independence. Coming 34 years after the last formulation of a fully-fledged education policy, Indians anticipated a significant pivot in the education...

Narendra Modi Is Fighting COVID-19 With Little Logic

May 01, 2020

On April 5, India responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to light earthen lamps for nine minutes at 9 pm. Earlier on March 19, he appealed for a 14-hour “people’s curfew” three days later. On March 25, Modi imposed a national lockdown over 1.3 billion people, the biggest such...