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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.

Indian Companies Bypass Banks — MUMBAI-When Deepak Nitrite Ltd. needed working capital in April, the chemical company didn't call its bankers. Instead, it sold short-term bonds directly to investors at more-favorable interest rates. Issuance of this sort of debt, known as commercial paper, has surged in India as companies look to do an end-run around the country's troubled and...

How Sophisticated Investors Were Hurt in India — The first rule of investing is buy assets cheap and sell them high, but a recent report shows that some professional investors in India bought at the market's peak and haven't yet been unable to cash their investments in. Of the $103 billion invested by private-equity funds in India since 2001, consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

India Court Upholds Freeze on Minimum Tax on Aberdeen Asset Fund — Authorities are seeking to collect revenue from foreign funds not liable for other taxes due to exemptions MUMBAI-The Bombay High Court Tuesday left in place a stay of proceedings against a fund of U.K. money-manager Aberdeen Asset Management, which is being asked to pay a minimum tax demand by Indian authorities.

Foreign Investors Push for Indian Stock Exchange IPO on Jaitley’s U.S. Trip — As Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley traveled coast-to-coast in the U.S. to woo investors, he faced questions over when India will list its stock exchanges. A clutch of powerful investors, including George Soros ' Quantum fund and Argonaut Private Equity, bought stakes in India's stock exchanges between 2007 and 2010, hoping to ride the country's growth story.

Finance Minister Jaitley to U.S. Investors: India Has ‘A Lot of Potential’ for Gains — The MAT issue remains to be sorted out, but reforms continue at 'a rapid pace' The message from Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on the road to woo U.S. investors this week and next, is that his country's economy is revving up, offering them "a lot of potential" for gains.

India’s Domestic Investors Add Fuel to Stocks — As foreign fund managers sell Indian shares, local individuals take up some of the slack Disappointed by lackluster returns on traditional bets, individual investors in India are diving into the country's stocks, a sign of optimism about the government's stewardship of the economy.

Into Yoga? Indian Experts Explain What You’re Doing Wrong — Like most people doing yoga, Lalitha Suhasini expected to emerge from her class energized and centered. Instead, she came out with a sharp, shooting pain in her neck and a severe back ache that prevented her from lying or sitting comfortably.

Is Yoga Religious? In India, It’s a Vexed Question — Proponents of yoga argue the discipline involves more than just stretching but does it have deeper meaning still? Senior Muslim leaders in India are unhappy that some state governments are giving children compulsory lessons in yoga, which they say involves some practices contrary to Islamic beliefs.

India’s Modi at One Year: ‘Euphoria Phase’ Is Over, Challenges Loom — NEW DELHI-A year after Indian voters handed Narendra Modi a once-in-a-generation mandate for change and economic revival, messy realities are sinking in. The Indian prime minister has swaggered across stages from New York to Paris to Sydney since taking office, helping put the country back on investors' maps.

Singapore Lender DBS Moves to Establish India Unit — DBS Group Holdings Ltd. said Tuesday that it has applied to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in India, a move that will allow the Singapore lender to expand its network of branches and better reach its target audience of small and medium enterprises, Chief Executive Piyush Gupta said.
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Jul 02, 2015

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Jun 25, 2015

When will India's stock exchanges hav an IPO? Foreign investors ask Indian finance ministr on US trip

Jun 09, 2015

To do Surya Namaskar or not to? That's become a loaded q ahead of International Day of Yoga

May 25, 2015

How well do you know Indian PM Narendra Modi? Take the @wsj quiz and find out

May 17, 2015

Genghis Khan, Bollywood and River Ganges...a look at India's connections w/Mongolia on @narendramodi visit

May 13, 2015

Singapore's DBS becomes 1st foreign bank to announce plans to set up a fully-owned Indian unit

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