Demonetization in India – what does it achieve?

Now that the dust cloud and the chaos created by the government of India’s move to demonetize 87% of India’s cash has settled down, one is in a better position to see and understand the move. So on Nov 9, Modi made an address to the nation that shocked the world. He did something which no […]

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Trump’s path to victory—and is it good for India?

Though it is debatable whether the sort of fervor seen during US elections in India is justified, I have to admit that the US politicians put on some show during election season. By virtue of being ‘the most powerful person on earth’, it is natural for a lot of people around the world to follow […]

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Exploring China – Shanghai, Nanjing & Hangzhou (Part II)

To begin with, if you haven’t read the first post in this China and Korea special, then please do so before reading this one. Day 1 – Shanghai: We arrived in Shanghai at an odd hour, at something around 2 am local time, after a tiring journey from Sydney. We had booked accommodation with a […]

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Asia beyond India – Exploring China and Korea (Part 1)

In February 2016, things didn’t quite go as planned with my employer in Australia and when life gives you lemons, you ….do what? You make lemonade. So my wife (Farnaz) and I decided to take the opportunity (the time between changing jobs) to fulfill our common dream, that of visiting China. Korea was the icing on […]

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