India gives its calling card to the Diaspora
The second Pravasi Bharatiya Divas sent out the strongest signal from India about its intent to keep the Diaspora engaged.
Tiny pieces of history and culture
New Delhi-based philatelist Madhukar Jhingan started collecting postal stamps released by foreign countries on India 30 years back.
India is shining all right, BUT...
Almost every statement an NRI or a PIO makes about India's great potential or its bright future is punctuated with a 'but', make it 'BUT'.
Astrology has few takers
'Man, it's a joke. Good entertainment,' said Bharat Bhargava, president and CEO of management consultants Bankworld Inc, after having his palm read.
President Kalam ensures NRIs feel at home
He was constantly cheered at a reception he hosted for 1,500 delegates.
Nice show but what was it about?
Slick presentations to investors are not backed by the correct attitude among bureaucrats.
States woo NRIs/PIO in contrasting styles
NRIs were unhappy that top officials skipped the opportunity to showcase their states.
Politicians learning to laugh at themselves
They are no longer afraid of accepting India has problems, big problems.