Monthly Archives: June 2009

Why small-town India is checking out

(This column was published in DNA edition dated June 24, 2009.) Venky Vembu Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who could always be counted on to call a spade a spade (and hit you on the head with it!), … Continue reading

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After a kangaroo burger (burp!), I’m feeling quite hoppy!

Venky Vembu When Brett, my Aussie acquaintance in Hong Kong, learnt I was travelling to Australia, he gave me a mission to accomplish: to have a ‘kangaroo burger’ on his behalf!  Since in any case I’m partial to exotic epicurean … Continue reading

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‘The opportunity in India is too extraordinary’

(This interview, with Edward Pulling, managing director for the Pacific Regional Group of JF Asset Management, was published in DNA edition dated June 8, 2009.) Even for someone who has, by his own admission, been optimistic about India for the … Continue reading

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Tiananmen and Narendra Modi

(This column was published in DNA edition dated June 5, 2009, in the context of the 20th anniversary of the June 1989 crackdown on student demonstrators in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.) By Venky Vembu Twenty years ago, almost to the day, … Continue reading

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