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Dim sum days in Delhi and Mumbai

Venky Vembu For four days from today, Delhi and Mumbai will wake up to dim sum delights and showcase other cultural aspects of Hong Kong, as the chief executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, arrives on an official visit … Continue reading

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Why Mr Lee is learning Chinese – in India!

(This feature article, about a Chinese-origin man in Mangalore who is now learning Chinese – from an Indian tutor in Bangalore – in order to connect with his extended family in China, was published in DNA edition dated  October 17, … Continue reading

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Bunty and Bubli in Beijing and Bandra

(This column was published in DNA edition dated June 23, 2010.) Venky Vembu The writer Mark Twain recommended travel as an antidote to “prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” Stirring out of one’s comfort zone and interacting with other cultures, he believed, … Continue reading

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Promoting Brand India is their business

(This profile of two first-generation women entrepreneurs who find it pays to showcase India was published in DNA edition dated August 3, 2006.) Venky Vembu For a successful entrepreneurial idea to be born, it needs an enabling environment that encourages … Continue reading

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