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Delhi, India
Freelance Journalist and Blogger

Freelance Journalist. Forbes blogger. Ex-WSJ Bombay. Ex-Forbes NY. Interested in the subcontinent. And the U.S. Let's just say the rest of the world.

Some Indian Billionaires Find Themselves On The Wrong Side Of Politics — First it was the economy that put a dent in the fortunes of many Indian billionaires. Now it's politics. India's largest real estate company DLF Ltd., owned by billionaire K.P. Singh, saw its shares fall at least 9.8% in Monday trading hours after news reports suggested that the new government in the [...]

Indian Govt Sets Up Committee To Review Environmental Laws; Not Everyone Is Happy With It — India's new Narendra Modi-led government is reviewing various environmental laws but the speed of the process and the cloud of secrecy around it has alarmed various environmental activists. On August 29 the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change issued an order to set up what it called a high level [...]

My Experience With Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan Was Anything But Nobel-Worthy — This was early 2008. I was reporting a story for Forbes Magazine on use of child labor in India by western companies. I traveled from Monsanto's cotton fields in Andhra Pradesh to the granite quarries in Rajasthan to the slums of Delhi to the carpet belt in Uttar Pradesh.

Caveat Donor - Forbes — India has 46 billionaires, and it has 300 million people living on less than $1 a day. As the nation's experiment with socialism collapsed, a swarm of do-gooder organizations moved in, offering services traditionally provided by government-or, at least, pretending to do so. Their backers include newly affluent Indians, Westerners and the World Bank.

Cambodians Say Land Grabs Have Led To Crime Against Humanity; Want The ICC To Investigate — A few Cambodian citizens are filing a complaint today at the Hague against a group of politicians, security chiefs and business tycoons, alleging that a systematic and sustained land grab by them amounts to a crime against humanity that needs to be tried at the International Criminal Court. The allegation, which [...]

Gateway to Cambodia: The Mysterious Couple Who Bring Investments In To Cambodia — Lao Meng Khin and Yeay Phu routinely bring in foreign investment-mainly Chinese-to their Cambodian resource plays. Typically, one of their companies will do a joint venture in which the pair are the local face and make relevant introductions, and the Chinese partners put down a big chunk of cash.

In Cambodia, A Close Friendship With The PM Leads To Vast Wealth For One Power Couple — In summer 2013 Pal Liv, a farmer in Cambodia's Pursat Province, 140 miles north of the capital Phnom Penh, watched as maybe ten men came on tractors and pulled up the bananas, rice, beans and corn he had planted. A larger contingent, some armed and others with badges, supervised the destruction.

Top 100 Richest Indians: India's Pharma Sector Mints Billionaires — Pharma is on a roll. More than a fifth of the 100 richest billionaires in India have pharma and health care riches, among them half of the eight newcomers, such as Hasmukh Chudgar, whose Intas Pharmaceuticals was recently valued by Temasek at close to $1.4 billion. Entrepreneur P. V. Ramaprasad [...]

Can Soap Operas Ease Indo-Pak Tensions? One Woman Hopes So — In the last couple of weeks there has been increased firing across the line of control that separates India from Pakistan. According to news reports at least two Indian civilians and four Pakistani civilians have been killed, and dozens injured on both sides. In the midst of this India canceled scheduled [...]

Meet Pang Vanny: Jailed For Wanting $2.5 More For The $100 Shirt You Wear — It was the third day of the year. As thousands of workers took to the streets of Phnom Penh demanding an increase in minimum wage, Cambodian security forces, including the army, came at them with batons and assault rifles, killing five and injuring 38. The protests had started on Christmas eve [...]
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