In a state of decay

The author Shashi Tharoor on India from the opening page of his novel that is based on the great epic the Mahabharata. They tell me India is an underdeveloped country. They attend seminars, appear on television, even come to see me. Creasing their eight-hundred rupee...

CBO

I heard of a new corporate term today. It’s the CBO of a leading chain of shopping malls in India. I have heard of a CEO but had not heard of a CBO. A guy has been employed as the Chief Belief Officer – he is in charge of the “culture” of the company. The...

The philosophy of driving

I have often wondered about the cultural significance of driving and traffic on the roads. Clearly there is a drop-down attempt to make the roads less crazy but I just can’t see it happening. Yesterday in peak hour the cab got stuck behind a long bank of cars so...

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