World

Wold news is the news related to the other countries and international organisations.

Job losses in India too ?

My good friend who goes by the moniker of Vaingluory, at least on my travel blog, messaged me drawing attention to this story .  The opinion piece from a headhunter is titled ‘Expect 100,000 to 200,000 Jobs to be Lost Every Year For The Next Three Years’ . There is a lot of […]

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Letting go

When your child is born, it is probably the greatest moment of your life. It’s your child. It is the creation of you and your partner. It’s a new life created out of the blue. And only because of you. You then slog your butt off to raise the child. […]

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This blog turns to politics

On October 18th, or immediately thereafter, a small line of people will walk in  into the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square. That will be the new Standing Committee headed by Xi Jinping. And at that time the world shall know what has happened to the “elections” in […]

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Who’s who in Chinese politics

Xi Jinping, the current Chinese leader is easily the most powerful leader that China has had ever since Deng Xiaoping faded away in the early 90s. But in order to understand his power, we have to go back a bit in time in modern Chinese history. Mao was a tyrant […]

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Politics and the average Chinese

The man in the street simply does not care ! At least politically !! In a country of 1.2 billion, such a sweeping  statement is an outrageous generalisation. But it is broadly true. The average Chinese does not care because (a) what is the real choice (b) she has very […]

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China’s Issues

Every country faces challenges and China is no exception. But by global yardsticks, China’s issues are less critical than what most other countries face.  It is after all the one country in the world which does not face a serious growth challenge (at least as of now).  China is however […]

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China’s new lineup

Anybody who predicts what the next Standing Committee and the Politburo will be is almost certain to be wrong ! This is why most newspaper columnists are content with naming possible candidates and leaving it at that. This blogger does not care if he is proved wrong or even as […]

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A French soap opera is about to unfold

The world’s richest woman just died. If you didn’t know this, please stop focusing on the tweets and turn your attention to more weighty matters of the world. Liliane Bettencourt passed away four days ago at the age of 94. She was the heiress to the founder of L’Oréal, the […]

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Ramamritham falls in love

Who is the person I hate the most ? No; not that one, whom I frankly don’t care about . He is half the planet away and troubling other folks; not me. My visceral hate is reserved for somebody much closer home. The “dotard” called Ramamritham. Allow me an unhinged […]

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Wooing HQ2 ? Yuk !

If you are an American, here’s a a nice issue to distract you from your fixation about you know who and direct your attention to a different issue you can get all worked up about. Witness each city falling over each other and doing the most stupid of things to […]

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Insanity in Property

                                                                      (Photo : Google Maps)  The world’s costliest building it has become. Yesterday, “The Center” in Hong Kong – a 73 storey landmark was sold for $ 5bn. Yes, FIVE BILLION US DOLLARS. For a single building. No you are not hallucinating. It really did happen. […]

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Reading this post may make you blind

We’ve all made fun of Americans and their crazy law of torts. That’s why you have such gems such as “Contents Hot” on a coffee cup or a “Remove baby before folding” sticker on a pram. In that same vein is the recent move in California that may soon have the warning […]

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CEOs sacked for conduct don’t deserve severance pay

This blogger has been fascinated with lululemon for some time. The Vancouver based company has been peddling fashion wear for yoga and been successful at it. Firstly this blogger is amazed that you have fashion wear for yoga. Secondly, can a company really be named lululemon ? And spelt without a capital […]

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Indra Nooyi is not an idiot !

No No. PepsiCo is not foolish enough to launch Doritos for women. For Gods sake, PepsiCo is one of the greatest consumer marketing companies on earth. Sure, even the finest companies can lay a goose egg once in a while. But  not such an obvious bloomer like Doritos for women. […]

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Immigration and Agriculture

There are some basic facts about agriculture. One ; you cannot do away with agriculture; you have to eat after all. Two; However much you mechanise agriculture, there are large portions of it that have to be done by hand and you need manual labour. Three; agricultural labour is hard […]

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Thus spake Gates

Regular leaders of the blog know that this blogger is an unabashed admirer of Bill & Melinda Gates. He is of the opinion that they must be sainted – for they have have done more good in the world than many, if not most, religious leaders. They publish an annual […]

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Sack all Fund Managers !

Here is uncontestable proof that all Fund Managers are a waste of time. They are (mostly) lavishly paid for nothing. If that sounds a radical statement, read on. Its a well known saying in financial circles that you cannot beat the market in the long run. The sage of Omaha, […]

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The poor state of business journalism

If you clicked on Business News from the US on Google, here’s a sample of the news items that are featured Woman seen berating flight attendant on viral video now placed on leave Most KFCs in UK remain closed because of chicken shortage Fight over man’s flatulence forces flight to […]

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