TV Specials “India Rising” – The Bad & The Ugly – PBS – Paul Beban

On Sunday, June 22, the PBS show “Now” aired its documentary about India called “India Rising.” Rarely can a show be called both Bad and Ugly. The PBS “India Rising” show justifies both adjectives. It has been a tradition in certain circles of America to call Television the “Idiot Box” and to look down on people…

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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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