Category Archives: Kerala

Global implications as India slows; Spanish scare sinks euro; South Africa’s jobs challenge; Mixing milk and sewage water in India; ‘Desperate housewives’ syndrome

1 India economy slows, with global implications (The New York Times) India’s coalition government just celebrated the third anniversary of its tenure with a self-congratulatory banquet that could not have been more poorly timed: India’s currency, the rupee, is falling; … Continue reading

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Cash-strapped California; Facebook millionaires; Zuckerberg’s masterplan for ‘sharing economy’; Direction of global protests

1 Cash-strapped California (San Francisco Chronicle) California will run out of cash by March 1 if the Legislature does not take immediate action, Controller John Chiang told budget leaders at the Capitol in a letter. The controller recommends borrowing and … Continue reading

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Engineers, not MBAs, are startup stars; P&G to lay off 1,600; More QE in offing; India’s battered toddler; Eurozone joblessness at 10.4%

1 Engineers, not MBAs, are startup stars (San Francisco Chronicle) It’s been hinted at time and again that MBAs don’t quite measure up to engineering degrees in the startup world. Now there’s data to back up that claim. In a … Continue reading

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Boom in tech jobs; La Tribune ends daily print run; India shrine goes green; Poll-time pyrotechnics; Bill Gates’ frugal tastes; Books and bans

1 Technology jobs boom unlike other sectors’ (San Francisco Chronicle) Hiring in the technology sector is gaining momentum. Among US technology companies with a market value of more than $100 million, almost 50 increased employment by more than half in … Continue reading

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Buffet fails to beat S&P 500; India’s new ultra-cheap car; Iceland realty melts 65%; Pay cuts for Singapore leaders; Urban India drowns in excreta

1 San Francisco Chronicle reporting Warren Buffet could not beat S&P 500 for 2011. Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor who has highlighted his record of beating the market when stocks languish, oversaw a decline last year as the Standard & … Continue reading

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2012 to be unreasonably difficult; Smelling a subversion of Indian democracy; The streets of 2012; Cracking the Kerala myth; India’s leadership void

1 Simon Zadek’s warning in The Guardian that 2012 will be unreasonably difficult. The sustainable business circle’s golden rule is to keep one’s chin up, point out the good news, and duck the hard questions by appealing to an unknowable … Continue reading

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How euro crisis bites Britain; Delhi difficult place for poor girls; Big banks shrink staff; Anti-Putin voices rise; Britain’s zombie debtors

1 The New York Times on Britain suffering as a bystander to the Euro crisis. No matter what happens at the European summit meeting on the euro in Brussels, Britain is sure to lose. There is looming recognition at 10 … Continue reading

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