Monthly Archives: March 2012

When IBM has a female CEO; India’s rich look beyond Mercs; When employers seek FB password; UK back to recession; Pleasing Hu by all means

1 When IBM has a female CEO (San Francisco Chronicle) The appointment of a new chief executive at IBM has revived the debate over Augusta National’s all-male membership just one week before the Masters. IBM hired Virginia Rometty as its … Continue reading

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Bad politics and India’s future; Feuds roil Asia’s family businesses; Social media on Middle East fingertips; Expats endangered species in Asia

1 Bad politics and India’s future (Soutik Biswas, BBC) The quality of India’s politicians, many argue, has declined drastically, as in many parts of the world. Most of them seem to be out of sync with modern day realities – … Continue reading

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Mozambique and Africa are no basket cases; Reason for superstition; Why sitting can kill you; UK riots: Blame it on upbringing

1 Mozambique and Africa are no basket cases (The Guardian) The shells of stylish colonial-era buildings, like shipwrecks on the ocean floor, still give Maputo a distinct character. But the capital of Mozambique no longer feels like an urban museum. … Continue reading

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India impact on global health; Most visible of India’s invisible class; An MA in English who did it in Hindi; Bank balance sheets to shrink by $1tn

1 India impact on global health (The Wall Street Journal) It’s difficult to overestimate the impact India’s private sector has had on global health. That was one of the messages of a new report on emerging economies and healthcare. In … Continue reading

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Europe’s American cushion; North India and South Pakistan; Cameron descends to ocean depth; Repeat divorces rise; Messi v/s Pele; Mob and the minister

1 Europe’s American cushion (Khaleej Times) When US President Barack Obama spent 10 days in Asia last November to publicise the new US pivot to that region, the move was met with concern, not just in Beijing, but in Brussels … Continue reading

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Woes of Gen Debt; 4-year high in UK empty shops; India boycotts EU carbon charge; Young and ‘lazy’ in UAE; Water victory in Phnom Penh

1 Woes of Gen Debt (The Guardian) Next week the Office for National Statistics is expected to confirm the economy shrank in the last three months of 2011. It will issue its last review of survey evidence for the period … Continue reading

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When the young lose interest in cars; Why India is world’s top arms buyer; India outrage over ‘Coalgate’; Parallel universe in Pakistan; Mumbai dreams

1 When the young lose interest in cars (The New York Times) Ross Martin, 37, is a published poet and a former drummer in an alternative rock band. He and his team are trying to help General Motors solve one … Continue reading

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