Monthly Archives: May 2010

Where have all the ‘dollar bears’ gone?

(This column was published in DNA edition dated May 26, 2010.) Venky Vembu Seven months ago, I received a rather interesting real estate proposition: a reader wrote in with an offer to sell me “a bridge in Brooklyn”. And, being … Continue reading

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The King and I

(This article, about  Viswanathan Anand’s ascendance as world chess champion, was published in DNA edition dated May 16, 2010.) Venky Vembu Growing up in Chennai, in the 1970s and early-1980s, I used to frequent the Mikhail Tal Chess Club at … Continue reading

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‘Chindia’ bee in Jairam Ramesh’s bonnet

(This column was published in DNA edition dated May 12, 2010.) Venky Vembu It isn’t easy to summon up an eloquent defence of Jairam Ramesh, the latest in a long line of ministers to be afflicted with an acute case of … Continue reading

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China, India can’t grow without conflict: Jonathan Holslag

(This interview with Jonathan Holslag, research fellow at the Brussels Institute of Contemporary China Studies and author of China and India: Prospects for Peace, was published in DNA edition dated May 8, 2010.) Liberal international relations theorists claim that commerce brings … Continue reading

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