Demonetization: What people outside India can do with the currencies?

On November 8, 2016 the Indian Government has announced the so-called demonetization or ban on two Indian Rupee notes: 500 and 1000. The Reserve Bank of India has issued a new 500 Rupee and 2000 Rupee notes. There is no replacement of 1000 Rupee notes. Currencies of all other denominations (1 – 100) are not affected. People living across the world ...
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India Needs to Think Different – Part II

As the festive season in India is getting over many people are happy to know that Chinese product sales  may be down by 30%. It may be a moment of celebration for patriotic Indians in short term although Indian traders will have to bear the brunt since they already had imported these items. Let us ask – why Indians would have to buy Chinese product to begin with? ...

The ‘Disconnect’ Within Us

Naatak’s Harish Agastya in conversation withleading Indian playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar What is the first thought that comes to you when someone says call centers? Someone named ‘Mike’ you talked to at some point on the phone with a not-so-faint Indian accent? An opinion piece you read in your local newspapers about how outsourcing to countries like India was contributing to ...

Climate Change Summit: Saluer to Paris and abhinandan to Delhi!

One of the biggest terror attacks on France could not deter a truly historical event – the Paris Climate Summit. France has set an example. Nations and governments cannot be intimidated by terror – determination and resolve to deal with the toughest of situations is the real power of the free and civilized world! Has the resolve of the French ...