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Ashutosh Sheshabalaya

Managing Partner, SolvX

Ashutosh Sheshabalaya heads SolvX, a global security services and research firm. He is also an occasional commentator on geopolitical issues.

Mr. Sheshabalaya began his career as an accredited foreign correspondent in Brussels. He consulted with the Japanese government and PriceWaterhouse EC Services, after which he was headhunted by Egon Zehnder to lead the Communications department at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries. Between 1995 and 2005, he worked with New York-based Find/SVP, covering Europe and India.

Mr. Sheshabalaya is the author of “Rising Elephant” (Common Courage Press, 2004, and Macmillan, 2005), which analysed India’s emergence and its implications for the world. Chapters of his work have also appeared in “Exploring Globalisation” (McGraw Hill Ryerson, 2007) and “Free Trade” (Greenhaven Press, 2009). “Social Stratification” (Routledge, 2004) includes an analysis by Mr. Sheshabalaya about the U.S. jobs challenge as one of 93 original works on conflict.

Articles by Ashutosh Sheshabalaya

COVID 19: Six Uncomfortable Questions

How will the coronavirus crisis affect business, education, food supply and security?

March 27, 2020

COVID 19: 21st Century Reality Check

Beyond airlines and cruise ships, what is the business outlook for Airbnb, co-living, bars and cafes, discos and cinemas, open-air markets?

March 25, 2020

India’s New Sense of Nation: Not a Hindu Thing

Media reports about India’s new citizenship rules and its impact on Muslim minorities swings between the tendentious, the comical and the absurd.

January 18, 2020

Lessons for the World from Trump’s Win

An emerging market perspective on a presumed American cataclysm.

November 10, 2016

Traveling Across the EU on a BMW (Part II)

How are the effects of the economic crisis visible to a motorcyclist riding through Europe?

January 10, 2010

Traveling Across the EU on a BMW (Part I)

How does Europe look through the eyes of an Indian motorcyclist?

January 9, 2010

India's High-Tech in the 5th Century (Part II)

How have India's early scientists impacted Western thought?

April 24, 2009

India and Britain: A Tortured Relationship (Part I)

Why do China and India think in terms of generations, not quarterly results?

April 23, 2009

The Geography of Corporate Scandal: Satyam and Indian IT

How does the collapse of an Indian IT giant really affect the country's industry as a whole?

February 9, 2009

Contours of a Euro Bailout

Will the current financial crisis be remembered as a devasting collapse or just a minor shifting of the ground?

October 14, 2008

The Tata Nano and the West’s Blindspot

Is the $2,500 Tata Nano a symbol of India's overlooked influence in innovation and global manufacturing?

January 16, 2008

Iran’s Nuclear Program and the NPT 2.0

Is the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in need of an update due to rising concerns over Iran?

April 26, 2006

George Bush and the Benefits of an Uncomplicated Worldview

In what way has President Bush's diplomacy with India been a success — regardless of what his critics say?

March 29, 2006

India’s Eau de Cologne and Europe’s Stench

What roadblocks does the world's largest steel company face in Europe?

February 10, 2006

Tsunami Relief — The Great Indian Absence?

Is the West clinging to outdated stereotypes of India?

February 9, 2005