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

Mumbai Restaurants Stop Selling Steak and Wait for Beef Ban Details

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.

Indian Banks Still Struggling With Bad Loans

wsj.com — MUMBAI-Despite a surge in optimism about India in recent months, a surprisingly stubborn bad-debt problem is threatening to cast a shadow over the economy. Many analysts had been hoping Indian banks' bad-debt loads would be lightened by a recent economic recovery, and have been startled by a pickup in the amount of nonperforming assets that have been disclosed in the latest quarterly bank earnings.

As The Rupee Stands Tall, India Fears Losing the Devaluation Game

blogs.wsj.com — The rupee has stood its ground against the dollar over the last year, but in the emerging global competitive-devaluation game, the Indian currency is losing by being strong. Over the last six months, the rupee is little changed against the greenback but it has appreciated relative to other currencies.

How Good is the Good News About India?

blogs.wsj.com — New GDP numbers suggest India's recent economic growth was peppier than initially thought- but economists and policy makers aren't jumping with joy quite yet. A giant state-run company sold a bunch of its shares- but nearly half of those were bought by another giant state-run company.

As Coal India Sells Stock, a Second State Firm Buys

wsj.com — Indian companies hope to sell billions of dollars in stock this year, but when a state-run coal miner offered to sell nearly $4 billion of shares last week, another government-owned firm acquired almost half of the total. Some analysts say that could be a sign that private-sector demand for shares isn't as strong as it might be.

What Obama Can Learn From Modi’s U.S. Visit

blogs.wsj.com — 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

blogs.wsj.com — 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

blogs.wsj.com — 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.
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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)

Jan 21, 2015

RT @WSJIndia: Can Obama in New Delhi match up to Modi in New York? We suggest how he might try. on.wsj.com/1CDIaUO

Jan 16, 2015

Indian woman must defend right 2 kiss husband coz apparently public display of affection is immoral & un-Indian !!! on.wsj.com/1zmTFCu

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