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Bollywood Music – the Android Opportunity

Can Indian digital music become a legitimate business? Or will it stay stuck with a 20th century distribution model? You might say that Bollywood is already digital. You already get popular music on iTunes and amazon.com outside India. But the … Continue reading

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IIM Ahmedabad ranked 11th by FT

The Financial Times has its Global MBA rankings for 2011 out. IIM Ahmedabad is ranked 11th. It was not ranked in previous years. So this is completely out of the blue. The Economist recently also published their MBA rankings. IIM … Continue reading

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Tiger Moms and Indian Parenting

Amy Chua made waves with this piece in the Wall Street Journal. She also had a very successful Davos visit where she found herself debating Larry Summers, which is a daunting task, even on a subject that you might think … Continue reading

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TVU Immigration Scam

From The Hindu This could become one of the largest immigration frauds to ever hit the U.S. university system With 95% of the students involved said to be of Indian origin, hundreds may face deportation Tri Valley University, here in … Continue reading

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A Leg Up for Indian English

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf In the mornings when I drop off my daughter at school, I generally have BBC on the car radio. (It’s Disney if I pick her up. That’s the deal with her. I can subject her to BBC in the … Continue reading

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Investment Hates Uncertainty, Especially in the Law

A couple of unconnected things are throwing dark shadows over this dream run that Foreign Direct Investment into the Indian economy has been having. One, the Income Tax department’s claim on Vodafone for $2.5 B related to its acquisition of … Continue reading

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Kenya Challenges Corruption

There is something going on in Kenya. In the last 3 months several ministers have resigned an/or have been charged with corruption charges. Here are a few links. What is it about the Indian system that makes it impossible to … Continue reading

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Rumored Candidates for NEC Director

Candidates being suggested to replace Larry Summers as Director of the National Economic Council – basically, the President’s top economic advisor – include Indra Nooyi and Diana Farrell. Indra Nooyi is one of the many CEOs whose name is being … Continue reading

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Indian Balance of Payments and Offshore Services

The RBI is concerned about India’s Balance of Payments. One of the reasons ascribed to the growing problem is the slow down in the Indian Offshore Services industry. From today’s FT One reason, the central bank said, for the deterioration … Continue reading

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Real estate prices in India and California

Real estate in India looks really inflated to me. Two data points – one in Mumbai on very expensive flat in South Mumbai and another on a more modest flat in the Chennai. The annual rent on both is between … Continue reading

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