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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 is this man laughing?

(This article, about an Indian-origin stand-up comedian in Hong Kong, who was adjudged the best Chinese-language comedian, was published in DNA edition dated February 27, 2008.) Venky Vembu   A funny thing happened to Vivek Mahbubani late last year in … Continue reading

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There’s an ‘Indian Idol’ in Hong Kong

(This article, about Mohindepaul Singh Gill,  the first ethnic Indian to make it big in showbiz in East Asia, was published in DNA edition dated October 23, 2007.) Venky Vembu   As Mohindepaul Singh Gill weaves his way through a crowded … Continue reading

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Sometimes, charity can be an eye-opener…

(This feature article, about an NRI banker-philanthropist in Hong Kong, was published in DNA edition dated July 10, 2007.) Venky Vembu The missionaries of the Montford Brothers can recall with precision the moment when good fortune came knocking on the … Continue reading

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NRI on Hong Kong chief election panel

(This article, about Manohar Chugh, an Indian businessman in Hong Kong who is on an exclusive electoral college that will elect Hong Kong’s next leader, was published in DNA edition dated December 11, 2006.  More on Mr Chugh here.) Venky Vembu … 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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Howzzat! NRI teen aims for umpiring glory

    (This article, about a 15-year-old girl of Indian origin in Hong Kong, who aspires to be the world’s first woman ICC Test umpire, was published in DNA edition dated July 9, 2006.) Venky Vembu Never underestimate the power … Continue reading

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