January 22, 2014: Public and academic debates on Indian policies — their implementation and outcomes — have for long excluded or dismissed the role of the bureaucracy. On the sidelines of a panel discussion on the Right to Education (RTE) organised by The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy in Chennai, Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School (HBS), spoke with Business Line on a gamut of issues ranging from his research, the RTE Act, the present global debate in the management sphere to B-schools’ look-east policy. Mangla teaches the Business, Government and International Economy Unit at HBS, and received a Ph. D in Political Science from MIT. He also holds an M.Sc. in Management Research from the University of Oxford.