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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.

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

Diesel Cars no Longer a Great Deal in India: Report — Wondering whether to buy a car that runs on diesel or gasoline? Don't fall for the long-held notion in India that diesel cars are more cost-effective. In recent years, Indians have increasingly leaned towards cars with diesel engines even though they carry higher sticker prices than the standard gasoline-powered variants.

When Green Leafy Vegetables Aren’t Healthy — One Saturday in January, five-year-old Tanishk George lay in bed shaking uncontrollably. His eyes rolled back so only the whites were visible and he squeezed both his hands into tight fists. Then suddenly, Tanishk's body became very stiff. His father, Prince, shook him to bring him back to consciousness.

From Abbottabad, Live-Tweeting the Bin Laden Attack — A man in Abbottabad, the town where Osama bin Laden was killed by the U.S. on Monday, inadvertently live-tweeted the attack as it started. The man, who uses the Twitter handle "ReallyVirtual", identifies himself as Sohaib Athar, "an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains with his laptops."

Thousands of Prisoners Awaiting Verdict Could Be Freed — Thousands of prisoners awaiting conviction in India could be freed following a Supreme Court order that would give hope to two-thirds of the country's inmates. On Friday, the country's Supreme Court said that anyone who had been in jail without being convicted for more than half the maximum time they would have faced if they'd been convicted, should be released.

RBI Rajan’s Year One: Hits and Misses — " I'm not a Superman," Raghuram Rajan told reporters a month after he took over as governor of the Reserve Bank of India last September. Mr. Rajan was trying to play down expectations from analysts and investors who had hoped he would turn around the Indian economy.
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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

Sep 30, 2014

WSJ ends its tie-up with India's Mint newspaper effective today. WSJ stuff now exclusively on etc

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