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On 20th Jan 2012, while in Tokyo, I suddenly felt a shooting pain in my lower abdomen while getting ready for work. Somehow, I managed to call an ambulance. I later realised that the ambulance reached my place within 8 minutes of the call from a distance of 9kms – a feat that is almost impossible in major Indian metros. One of the primary reasons for Japan’s success relates to efficient infrastructure in the city and which I would love to see implemented in India in the long term.As I see it, the problems with the Indian infrastructure lie rooted in the creaking judiciary system, regulatory risks and archaic contractual frameworks. For instance, the Swiss Challenge methods used in India for the award of major infrastructural projects necessitates a timeframe of about 30 months from initial interest to financial closure against a world average of 12-18 months. This accentuates the already dwindling interest of local and international private players which further hampers project executions. Solution to such legacy problems requires innovative thinking and deep negotiation skills.In the long term, I plan to join the economic advisory agency such as Niti Aayog (Advisory Commission to the Government of India) in the capacity of a subject matter expert. Mr DJ Patil, former Chief Data Scientist at the White House, is an excellent role model in this regard. Through this role, I intend to enable the governments to take enhance their economic decisioning capabilities in the infrastructure sector by suitably harnessing the power of data analytics. The principal output of my efforts would be to ensure financial inclusion across the country through projects that promote better healthcare, education and housing for all.With the knowledge acquired from MBS and post MBA experience in infrastructure consulting roles, I hope to use my understanding of international best practices to make a discernible positive difference in the India of tomorrow.