Women of India, Women of Britain, Women of the World

They nearly did it. The Indian cricket team nearly won the world cup in cricket. The women came a lot closer than the men.

Diego Garcia & UK’s Ability to Project Global Power

I write to you from the Equator, on an Atoll in the centre of the Indian Ocean, which is a couple of hundred miles from the British Military base, Diego Garcia. From here I have a good calm place to contemplate the arguments about Britain being...

Everywhere Muslims are under attack it seems. Not from the West, but other Muslims. Islam needs freedom fighters. Freedom from the Muslims that will kill them in Iraq, that will kill them in Syria and that will kill them in Afghanistan. And...

Seriously, stop lecturing on what UK and India need to do. The number of talking heads yacking about how Britain needs to do this and that post Brexit. The amazing thing is, it’s not the Indians (other than the Indian media sometimes). Classy...

A family member asked me recently how to get into investing, and then quickly machine gunned a few more questions; ‘isn’t Amazon expensive? What about Lloyds? Won’t there be a market crash? How do I buy shares? How do I buy American stocks?...

How do you decide who to entrust with your investments? We had to think of this recently when we launched a new service for private investors. How will our customers think. It is always difficult as a business working out prices.

Race riots in America, nuclear aggression in the Far East, Syria, ISIS. We look for leadership. We look for hope. We so often looked to America when in despair. Sometimes they made things better.

I write to you before leaving for Singapore a financial centre made famous by the trader Nick Leeson – machismo trading personified. Have you noticed there are no trading or financial scandals involving women – no Fox of Wall Street?

It’s the summer holidays and we read of teenage Islamic terrorists in Spain. A college principal offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth.

There is a quite a debate in the US about Rajat Gupta, and whether now out of prison for insider trading, he should or should not be welcomed back to the Indian community. Ajit Jain, cousin of Anshu Jain, hosted a dinner for Rajat Gupta.


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