Chatting with a veteran ex-cop of UP decent in the kopitiam in Hindi after six months and he quotes Mohd Rafi song in a jiffy, ‘log naheen par haalat bure hootein hain’
His presence lends a sense of continuity to my life in Singapore since 2009, albeit of an intermittent character.
Two points not stated in the headline below:
1. Major Indian investment in Ad Duqm, on the Indian Ocean- one hour by flight from Mumbai
2. Hydrogen is the bed rock of the energy transition in the Gulf as existing infrastructure for Oil can be repurposed.
In an article for The Tilak Chronicle last year, i had written about the expansion of the Hindu Nationalist Political Space beyond the BJP, as the Sangh has a larger societal vision. AAP with the ‘Hindu-turn’ with Delhi and Uttarkhand is no surprise.
Shiv Sena is now with the opposition and very Hindu as well.
Climate Change as Automation will create Islands of Affluence, that essentially means those exclusive spaces will be an oasis of normalcy. The sub text is privilege.
PhD Anthropology wallahs don’t necessarily make good political leaders and technocrats, Dr Ghani can write more ‘theory’. He was anyway called by the New Yorker as the ‘Theorist in Chief’
Bovanto from Madurai, a local Tamil Nadu soft drink is popular in the diaspora from Dubai to Singapore in particular Chettinadu restaurant chains. Counter culture is needed for region centred brands which in the global era, is challenging as economies of scale play a role. Tamil Nadu has a strong regional culture, cash and a global diaspora which catapult’s them beyond the limitations of a local clientele. Transnational is often hyper local.