INDIAN DIASPORA

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5 ‘Airlift' Reasons Why Indians Rock

This year I will complete three years in the US. There is much to love about my new home. A nice suburban house with landscaped gardens, taps with running hot water, orderly traffic, trains on schedule... Yet, this week, Raja Menon's Airlift made me miss chaotic, mad India. When the Indian tricolour came up and the strains of "Vande Mataram" reverberated in the theatre, I wanted to be on the flight that took off for Sahar airport in Mumbai. I wanted to go home.
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Putin's Billionaires And The Global Economic Weapon That India Won't Use

In 2015, Vladimir Putin played an incendiary global economic card against the West by asking Russian billionaires to pull out their cash from the West and bring it home into the Russian financial system. And though less than 0.4% of them initially complied, that was more than enough to create global market fears... if New Delhi were to make a similar call to the Indian diaspora, and 0.4% heeded it, then the scale of economic chaos in the global financial system would be far greater.