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Personal Finance and Careers Writer, — Wall Street Journal

I write about money, markets, & management, for The Wall Street Journal in India.

Former Citi CEO Vikram Pandit Bets on India Real Estate — Vikram Pandit, the former chief executive of Citigroup Inc., is making a bet on Indian real estate. A fund led by Mr. Pandit has invested 5.4 billion rupees ($90 million) in a firm that specializes in lending to real estate developers, according to a statement late Thursday.

The Airlines in India with The Most Frustrated Passengers Are… — A little more than a decade ago, airplane travel was still considered a privilege in India. Now, as it becomes increasingly common and relatively cheap to fly, Indians are learning the frustrations that come with air travel, like flight delays, lost baggage, and the odd buffalo strike on the runway.

India Hedge Funds Best Global Performers This Year — MUMBAI-India-focused hedge funds have been the best-performing funds globally this year, shining the spotlight on a group that until recently had been shrinking. Thanks in part to the new government, which came into power late May, India-focused hedge funds have outperformed the country's buoyant stock market.

Mumbai Boss to Shut For Now —, a popular website that helps users keep track of cultural goings-on in Mumbai, is shutting down temporarily. "We will take a renewal hiatus and be back in the new year or sooner," said Nayantara Kilachand, founder and editor of the website that gets around 300,000 visitors a month.

This Adviser Abandoned Pimco Fund After Bill Gross’s Departure — The Bill Gross bombshell hit hard for many investment advisers, who had to decide whether to pull clients from Pimco Total Return fund when the bond-fund king left. One of those advisers was Rick Brooks, who oversees investment management at Blankinship & Foster LLC in Solana Beach, Calif.

Red Tape in India Gets Longer, Says World Bank — Red tape in India is long and getting longer. The country has slipped again in the annual ease of doing business rankings compiled by The World Bank, which also said that last year, running a business in India was even tougher than they had originally thought.

ATM Changes in India- The Short Answer — Prakash Singh/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The Short Answer You might. If you make more than five transactions a month at your own bank's ATMs, the RBI says that from Nov. 1, the bank can charge you a fee.

Hong Kong Protestors Inspired by Gandhi — As Hong Kong's civil disobedience movement picks up pace, some are invoking comparisons to Mahatma Gandhi's freedom movement in India, ahead of the anniversary of his birth on Thursday. "Gandhi's birthday tomorrow - the lead-up fittingly marked in Hong Kong," wrote Rory Medcalf, a director at Australia think tank Lowy Institute for International Policy, on social media-website Twitter .

7 Habits of Modi’s Highly Effective Speeches — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows how to please a crowd. On Sunday, at Madison Square Garden in New York he had the audience chanting his name in approval at his words. Mr. Modi tugged at the heartstrings of his Indian-American audience, appealing to their patriotism for mother India, throwing in some data to lend gravity to what he said, and then making them laugh.

Indian Overseas Bond Sales Surge

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Nov 19, 2014

Grammy award-winning artist among those keen to buy New York Plaza hotel but Sahara playin hard to get

Nov 14, 2014

Being on time is not always a wonderful thing if u operate an airline in India

Nov 12, 2014

India hedge funds up 46% this yr, best-performing globally, but investors approach 'em cautiously

Oct 30, 2014

Red Tape Exhibit 1: Takes 6 mnths to get construction permits in India vs 26 days in Singapore

Oct 30, 2014

Indian women spend on av 6 hrs daily doin housework, men spend less than an hr. India's gender chore gap highest

Oct 27, 2014

India is messy, hot & doesn't hav good cheese but expats luv it for easy travel, raisin kids via @jhsugden

Oct 22, 2014

Diwali dividends: only twice in last decade Indian stox hav fallen on muhurat trading nice post by @debinayak

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