Games Indians Play

Games Indians Play

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a€˜Raghunathan writes really well . . . there are rare instances where a reviewer thinks; I wish I could write like that. This is one of those rare instancesa€™ a€”Bibek Debroy in Indian Express In a rare attempt to understand the Indianness of Indiansa€”among the most intelligent people in the world; but also; to a dispassionate eye; perhaps the most bafflinga€”V. Raghunathan uses the props of game theory and behavioural economics to provide an insight into the difficult conundrum of why we are the way we are. He puts under the scanner our attitudes towards rationality and irrationality; selflessness and selfishness; competition and cooperation; and collaboration and deception. Drawing examples from the way we behave in day-to-day situations; Games Indians Play tries to show how in the long run each one of usa€”whether businessmen; politicians; bureaucrats; or just plain usa€”stand to profit more if we were to assume a little self-regulation; give fairness a chance and strive to cooperate and collaborate a little more even if self-interest were to be our main driving force.If you take one of the international flights of Indian Airlines (mostly to and from the Middle-East) to fly within the domestic sector, ... right for a domestic passenger to carry a TV or a watch of foreign origin as his baggage without a declaration if he is flying ... And Rs 5000 in cash, when any average credit card will enable one to draw five times that amount anywhere in a single day? Gold jewellery? But beyond how much value? Besides, in practically every domestic airport you can see the.

Title:Games Indians Play
Author:V Raghunathan
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2008-01-01


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