April 2009

Split Personalities?

Indian immigrants strive for ways to balance their dual identities.

Meltdown Hits Tinsel Town

When the going gets tough, do the tough really get going.

In Good Company?

Indian American companies are scrambling to cope with the deepest recession in a half century.

Hello, My Name Is

When your child has an Indian mother and a French papa, the subject of a suitable name is a cultural and linguistic minefield.

Made For India

Foreign brands adapt to Indian tastes and preferences.

The Biggest Losers

Anil Ambani is the biggest loser in this year’s Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires. Ambani lost $3.9 billion of his fortune as shares of

Indian Companies Lead H1B Visas

Contrary to the popular bashing on Capitol Hill that Indian companies use a majority of the H1B visas, an analysis by the National Foundation for

Fasten Your Seat Belts, Folks

Even in the rosiest scenario we are staring at a two-year long recession, with the worst yet to come. Equally easily, we could tip into a severe depression

World’s Largest Importers 2008

World’s Largest Importers 2008 1 United States $2.17 trillion. 2 Germany $1.21 trillion. 3 China, $1.13 trillion. 4 Japan $762 billion. 5 France $708 billion. 6 Britain $632 billion. 7 Netherlands $574 billion. 8 Italy $556 billion. 9 Belgium $470 billion. 10 South Korea $435 billion. 11 Canada $418

H-1B Visa Slow Down

This agency says it will extend the date if the number of applications do not exceed the annual quota of 65,000.

$2 Billion in US Arms for India

The aircrafts will be delivered to the Indian navy over the next 7 years.

Ajit Jain’s Golden Touch

Jain, a former McKinsey executive, and a graduate of IIT Kharagpur and Harvard University, has been tipped as Buffet’s possible successor at Berkshire Hataway.

Pandit’s $37 Million Signing Bonus

Pandit pledged that he would work for $1 a year until his bank returns to profitability.

Calling All Obama Dawg Millionaires

What does Barack Obama and Slumdog Millionaire have in common?

India’s CEOs

IIM Ahmedabad produced the most CEOs, followed by IIM Calcutta.

$350 Million Outsourcing Contract

Reader’s Digest is moving its IT operations spanning 45 countries to India.

Chew on This

Director general of the Dubai municipality, says, “We are taking all measures to stop its sale here."

Hearty Insult?

Tharoor denies disrespecting any national symbol

Kundra’s Youthful Indiscretion

Kundra pled guilty to shoplifting four shirts valued at $134 from a JC Penney store in Maryland County, Md., in 1996.

Steaming Rice

Sale or use of Basmati rice as a side dish or ingredient shall not be deemed a violation of the prohibition of the sale of rice

$5.5 Million Baroda Prophet Carpet

A 150 year old carpet sold for almost $5.5m at a Sotheby’s auction in Doha.

Pyre ‘Dignity’

Being bundled into a box and incinerated in a furnace is not my idea of dignity, much less the performance of an ancient sacrament.

Celebrity Doc Charged

Celebrity doctor Sandeep Kapoor is charged with furnishing prescription pills to Anna Nicole Smith.

MIA’s Birth Mystery

My baby is not called Ickitt, Pickit or Lickit.

Letters:April 2009

Letters:April 2009

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