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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.

Whose Rights Is The Hun Sen Government In Cambodia Protecting? — Two separate incidents in the past week in Cambodia--a crackdown on protestors and a scuttling of the minimum wage demands for garment sector workers--are raising serious questions, again, about who the Hun Sen government is out to serve. Not the majority of its electorate, by the looks of it.

The World Has More Young People Than Ever; What Does Their Future Hold? Not A Lot — Of the 7.3 billion people on the planet today, 1.8 billion, including 600 million girls, are between the ages of 10 and 24, a never before demographic, says a new report from the United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA. "Never before have there been so many young people," the report says.

Xiaomi Dials Into India; Looks At Manufacturing Locally — Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which recently became the global number three seller of smartphones, and which was co-founded by billionaire Lei Jun in 2010, started selling its phones in India less than four months ago. Unlike in China, the company doesn't have--as yet--its own e-commerce store in India and has partnered [...]

Is Cambodia Headed For Another Wage War? — Tensions are rising in the Cambodian capital as negotiations between garment workers and their employers and the government for a wage hike remain unresolved even as the Wednesday deadline to set the final wage rate looms. Cambodian garment sectors earn a monthly minimum wage of $100--an amount that was agreed upon after [...]

Who's To Blame For The Increasing Gap Between The Rich And The Poor? Market Policies, Says New Report — The gap between the rich and the poor has become "extreme" globally, says Oxfam in a new report. In a report titled "Even It Up", Oxfam says the number of dollar millionaires rose from 10 million in 2009 to 13.7 million in 2013. Since the financial crisis, the ranks of the world's [...]

Narendra Modi - Forbes — Countless American sitcoms from Friends to The Big Bang Theory focus on "doubling up" or living with roommates. TV makes it seem like the United States is a nation of buddies living together. Is it really as widespread as sitcoms make us believe? The answer is a definitive yes.

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.
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Nov 23, 2014

RT @kavitharao: @bachikarkaria I, and many other women are horrifed that you have Tarun Tejpal speaking on tyranny of power. Insensitive. To put it mildly.

Nov 23, 2014

RT @NDTVProfit: Finance Minister Jaitley envisages GDP growth to cross 6% in 2015-16: Press Trust of India

Nov 23, 2014

RT @nycjim: Venice doesn’t like sound of roller-suitcases; will fine people 500 euros for using one.…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @JeromeTaylor: Awful news out of Kenya today: Gunmen seize a bus near Somali border and execute 28 non-Muslim passengers -- via @AFP

Nov 21, 2014

RT @pierre: U.S. Firms Accused of Enabling Surveillance in Despotic Central Asian Regimes - The Intercept

Nov 21, 2014

RT @EconEconomics: A study finds bankers do have a tendency to lie and cheat. But only when thinking about work

Nov 21, 2014

RT @SaurabhJoshi: Scott Moore | Why India Is Now the Greatest Barrier to a Global Climate Agreement | Foreign Affairs…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @dantenkate: Woman gang-raped. India police officer demands she withdraw case. Woman says no. Officer sets her husband on fire.…

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