Bollywood – Convergence of Sanskrut, Persian and English

While many countries have benefited from the influences and traditions of one or two of History’s globally dominant languages (see previous article), India is the only country that has seamlessly integrated all three dominant languages in to its ethos.Sanskrut language and culture rose to greatness in India.  As Jawaharlal Nehru has said “If I was…

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Reliance ADA Group and Speilberg’s Dreamworks Near Deal

This was the front-page story in both the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, June 18. This demonstrates the scale and the importance of this story.Very briefly, the story suggests that Reliance Entertainment, a unit of Reliance ADA (Anil Dhirubhai Ambani) Group will provide Mr. Spielberg and company with $500-600 million in…

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Donald Kohn, Vice Chairman of the US Federal Reserve – A Must Read

According to Bloomberg News, Two-Year US Treasury Yields rose 65 basis points (0.65%) this week to 3.02%, the largest such move since August 1982. The financial news was dominated by the specter of unrelenting and uncontrollable inflation.Sanity is required during such periods of volatility and price action. To that end, we suggest that you read the address by Donald…

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Again, New York Times is right and Times of India is wrong – Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Nikhat Kazmi, Bollywood reviewer for Times of India, world’s largest circulation English language newspaper, vs. Rachel Saltz, Bollywood reviewer for New York Times, world’s most famous English language newspaper. Rachel gets the “Ras” or “heart” of this film whereas Nikhat does not. Nikhat called Jhoom Barabar Jhoom a “no-brainer”. He is right in this respect. The…

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