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Personal Finance and Careers Writer, India.WSJ.com — Wall Street Journal

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

India Inc. Ailing as Modi Nears Anniversary

blogs.wsj.com — MUMBAI-It has been close to one year since Narendra Modi became India's prime minister and companies here are still waiting for the so-called "Modi magic" to boost their bottom lines. As India entered its earnings season Thursday with the results of outsourcer Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., analysts are projecting profit growth for the financial year just ended to be the lowest in five years.

Rolta Bonds, Shares Tumble Following Short Seller’s Report

wsj.com — An Indian technology company was targeted by a short seller Thursday, but a slight twist to the usual strategy saw U.S.-based Glaucus Research Group California LLC betting against the company's bonds rather than its stock. In a report released Thursday morning in Asia, Glaucus Research recommended a 'strong sell' on Rolta India Ltd.

India’s Billion-Dollar Startups Balloon on Glut of Global Funds

blogs.wsj.com — Vikram Chopra spent the past three years building an online furniture-shopping site for Indian consumers that was funded mainly by annual capital injections from a German technology incubator. But during the past few months, investor interest in the site, FabFurnish.com, has soared, said the 32-year-old entrepreneur, who is based in the New Delhi suburb of Gurgaon.

Venture Money Floods Into Indian Startups

wsj.com — GURGAON, India-Vikram Chopra spent the past three years building an online furniture-shopping site for Indian consumers that was funded mainly by annual capital injections from a German technology incubator. But during the past few months, investor interest in the site, FabFurnish.com, has soared, said the 32-year-old entrepreneur, who is based in the New Delhi suburb of Gurgaon.

Indian Companies Look to Wives to Fill Female Board Member Requirement

blogs.wsj.com — Companies listed on Indian stock exchanges have two weeks to get a woman on their board of directors before the regulator's deadline for doing so. Nearly one in three of the firms listed on the National Stock Exchange has yet to meet the target while others have found a way to meet the requirement: appoint wives and other female relatives.

What Lifting the Cap on FDI in Insurance Really Means

blogs.wsj.com — India's move to allow greater foreign investment in insurance companies will help breathe life into a hitherto listless industry, and could entice global reinsurance companies like Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Lloyd's of London to set up units in India.

Indian Property Firm Lodha Cuts Bond Size Despite 12% Yield

blogs.wsj.com — International investors are hungry for yield, but in a sign that it's not an all-out frenzy, one Indian developer saw muted interest for its dollar bond issuance recently. Mumbai-based Lodha Group, one of the largest developers of residential property in the country, recently sold fewer dollar-denominated bonds than it had hoped, despite offering a steep yield of 12%.

Mumbai Restaurants Stop Selling Steak

blogs.wsj.com — Many restaurants in Mumbai have stopped selling beef dishes, as they wait to see how a new law, banning even the possession of the meat will be enforced. While the state of Maharashtra has long prohibited the slaughter of cows, restaurants have served beef that was imported from abroad or slaughtered in other states.

To Save Tigers, Indian State Minister Has a Novel Idea: Let People Keep Them as Pets

blogs.wsj.com — Here's a novel idea to increase the population of tigers: keep them as pets. A minister in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has asked state forest officials to look into allowing individuals to keep lions and tigers in their homes.

Maverick Capital Unit Invests $15 Mln in Latest India Tech Deal

blogs.wsj.com — In a sign of the growing appetite for Indian technology companies, a unit of U.S. hedge fund Maverick Capital, which manages more than $8 billion in assets, has invested in Indian mobile data company Vserve. The $15 million-investment also included fresh money from Indian venture capital firm IDG Ventures, which had previously invested $3 million in the company.
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Apr 17, 2015

India Inc. happy abt govt’s long-term vision but wishes more was done in short-term, says billionaire @hcmariwala on.wsj.com/1IQrv74

Mar 13, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld cancels maiden visit to India due to lack of enuf parking space for attendees !! on.wsj.com/1BBJTen

Mar 03, 2015

U.S. $8billion-hedge fund Maverick makes it first investment in a private Indian tech company on.wsj.com/1DNdT7Y

Feb 12, 2015

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a temple w/his idol where prayers r done twice a day on.wsj.com/1F1lqTm !!

Feb 10, 2015

In global currency wars, Indian rupee holding strong. Its up 17% against euro & 15% against yen on.wsj.com/1DgJbVu

Jan 26, 2015

Indian PM @narendramodi's pinstripe suit on Sun had his name embroidered on the stripes! C here: on.wsj.com/15Dr1jK (fixed link)

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