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Niyamgiri to Delhi, via London

Views:675 | Comments:10 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on August 30, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I bumped into a visiting Indian corporate type. We were naturally chatting about the Vedanta issues. He bet me that its bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri would go through, but.. Read full story

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Jain, Cairn and national treasure

Views:685 | Comments:15 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on August 23, 2010

I’ve done a lot of ranting about Brits recently, so it’s time I did some ranting about people back home. Last week, two ostensibly disconnected events hit the headlines in India. One, how .. Read full story

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Cloudy, yes, but sunshine forecast

Views:424 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on August 16, 2010

After what they call an Indian summer, things seem to be back to usual in this part of the world. It’s wet and miserable, just in time to mess up school holidays in August.
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Don't let that chip get soggy

Views:354 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on August 9, 2010

I notice that the Americans hiking H1-B visa costs to Indian companies to pay for border security with Mexico is hitting headlines in India. I also notice that the Indian IT industry, led by Nasscom, .. Read full story

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Going to UK, verified by visa

Views:372 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on August 2, 2010

This time of the year is usually dull for people like us. Everybody’s headed into the summer holidays. Luckily, half the British cabinet and its ginormous retinue have just come back from Ind.. Read full story

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Mind your tongue (or is it language?)

Views:389 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on July 26, 2010

It's one of my favourite provocative statements, usually when some hapless Brit is trying to make polite conversation at networking events. “So,” they’ll say, “What’s the.. Read full story

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Game for common wealth

Views:272 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on July 12, 2010

Summer in London is that time of the year when everyone from India is floating around the place. It’s also inbound Visits season. When Indian dignitaries come calling on their friends and contac.. Read full story

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It happens only in India

Views:677 | Comments:12 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on July 5, 2010

Once in a while, something comes along that gives me that warm glow of feeling, ‘hey, I’ve been on the right track’. Ever since I came to live and work in Europe, I’ve ranted a.. Read full story

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What makes Bhopal and BP different

Views:335 | Comments:1 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on June 14, 2010

I'm learning to live with the fact that I’ve become some kind of historical archive consultant. Usually when something from ‘before’ resurfaces, given that most of today’s Indi.. Read full story

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It's not brown man's burden

Views:611 | Comments:1 | Author:Sudeshna Sen | Posted on June 7, 2010

It's like those invisible mosquito bites, the ones you ignore — until they give you malaria. Slowly, invisibly, the level of xenophobia, and more specifically Indophobia — yes, there is.. Read full story


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