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India’s Tata Grabs an Icon

The announcement that India’s business conglomerate, Tata, has bought two iconic British carmakers, Jaguar and Land Rover, from the Ford Motor Company at an estimated US$2.65 billion is a marque... Read More...
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India Cuts a Deal with Burma’s Junta

Ignoring continued international pressure to boycott Burma’s ruling military junta, New Delhi on April 4 will sign an agreement to develop a port on the western Burmese coast for the benefit of India’s restive northeast, where a stubbor... Read More...
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Indians Click to Say ‘I Do’

Neha Kapur, 30, is a type 1 diabetic and that fact alone made it tough to find a marriage partner. For three years, Kapur’s parents searched to no avail for a prospective groom wil... Read More...
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Asia Sentinel Writer Wins Fellowship

Asia Sentinel correspondent Nava Thakuria, 40, is the recipient of a fellowship from the United Nations High Commission and the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research for his reporting on refugee issues. A journalist in Northeastern India ... Read More...
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The great Indian stock market tumble

For months, until January 21, the Indian stock market defied gravity as other regional markets went down like ninepins. But then, like many other countries, India earned its own Black Monday.... Read More...
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India’s Pink Posse

  Banda, a blip on India’s vast geographic radar, is one of the country’s poorest and most regressive districts. Located in the heart of the populous northern state of Uttar Pradesh, t... Read More...
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Family Feud, India Style

In the mid-1990s, when the Birla family, which ran India’s second-largest business group, was in the midst of a bitter division of assets, one young family member quipped that “blood is thicker than water. But profits are thicker than bl... Read More...
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Banking on the Sex Trade

  Kolkata-based Aditi Biswas, 29, was keen to turn entrepreneur and run her own grocery. There was one problem. Aditi was working as a prostitute and the neighborhood banks she approached for l... Read More...