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Why we like to be racially victimised

(This column was published in DNA edition dated April 14, 2010.) Venky Vembu The hysteria that gripped the Indian media for much of last year over alleged racist attacks on Indians in Australia has given way in recent weeks and … Continue reading

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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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Guess who came for langar…

(This article, about the visit to a gurdwara – a Sikh place of worship –  in Hong Kong by Chinese students at a Hong Kong university as part of a programme on social inclusion, was published in DNA edition dated March … Continue reading

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