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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.

What Obama Can Learn From Modi’s U.S. Visit — ReutersWhen Narendra Modi visited the U.S. last year for the first time as prime minister, he wowed crowds in New York's Madison Square Garden, earned titters for quoting a Star Wars line to X-Men-star Hugh Jackman, and grabbed headlines for only consuming water at dinner with U.S.

Why Indians Might Not Go Rdio Gaga — The music-streaming business in India is heating up, with the entrance of a global firm this week, but it could be years before the industry becomes lucrative in the South Asian nation. Rdio, a San Francisco-based provider of music streaming services, is now available to users in India.

Vibrant West Bengal Vies for Investment — Amid the hubbub around an investment summit this week in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, the eastern Indian state of West Bengal is apparently feeling a bit neglected. The Bengal government this week issued a full-page ad in top national newspapers declaring the success of its investment summit that was held last week.

UTI Aims to Dispel State-Owned Image — When Leo Puri was appointed managing director of Indian money manager UTI Asset Management Co. in August 2013, he took over a company with flagging sales and low morale. Once India's largest mutual-fund company by assets, UTI had fallen to fifth biggest, with assets of $11 billion, behind market leader HDFC Asset Management Co.

We Will Clean House (Literally), Says Finance Ministry’s Year-In-Review — As the year winds down, India's finance ministry would like people to know what it's been up to. So it recently issued a press release, " Initiatives and Salient Achievements," summing up what it describes as major actions taken since late May, when India's new government took over.

Silicon Valley Looks for Billion Dollar Ideas in India — Can India produce the next Microsoft Corp., Adobe Systems Inc. or traffic app-maker Waze? Some Silicon Valley investors think so. This week, the Silicon Valley chapter of an entrepreneurship trade body launched a program to identify Indian companies that are making technology products for a global audience and can be developed into billion-dollar companies.

India Funds Are No. 1 This Year. So Watch Out. — A small group of funds investing in the world's largest democracy, India, is topping the performance charts this year, but advisers say that isn't necessarily a signal to pile into them. India-focused mutual funds have gained around 44% on average through November, making it the best-performing fund category, says Morningstar Inc.

A New Look for Indian Railways — Indian Railways is trying to get a makeover. "We want to improve passenger amenities," said Suresh Prabhu, India's new minister for railways, via a video conference at an event organized by the Asia Society in Mumbai Wednesday. India's nationalized rail network carries around 30 million passengers a day and has a budget for 2014/15 of 654 billion rupees ($10 billion.)

Private Equity Firms Still Waiting for a Chance to Sell in India — Unlike Indian stock investors who are on a high amid optimism about the new government that came to power in May, private-equity funds who have invested in India aren't popping champagne bottles just yet.

India’s Top Cop Appears to Nod Off During Narendra Modi’s Speech on Smart Policing — At a meeting this weekend where Prime Minister Narendra Modi told India's top cops about his vision for a smart and alert security force, the chief of India's Central Bureau of Investigation made headlines for appearing to nod off during parts of the two-day conference.
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Jan 26, 2015

Indian PM @narendramodi's pinstripe suit on Sun had his name embroidered on the stripes! C here: (fixed link)

Jan 21, 2015

RT @WSJIndia: Can Obama in New Delhi match up to Modi in New York? We suggest how he might try.

Jan 16, 2015

Indian woman must defend right 2 kiss husband coz apparently public display of affection is immoral & un-Indian !!!

Dec 09, 2014

In non Uber news, Burger King in court against India's Burger King, a small food chain in Gujarat

Dec 08, 2014

Uber banned in Delhi for alleged rape, are other India cab services safer? All this & more on

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