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Global Indian, A hero’s journey

We are an online publication that focuses on the journeys of Indians and Indian companies abroad

Neal Walia:

Democrat candidate for Congress who believes in equality

Burqa Boxers:

The lady boxers of Kolkata strike a knockout punch

GI walks hand in hand with Global Indians. Game changers who lead by example.
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Alina Alam:

How Mitti Cafe founder employed 106 differently-abled

Racers:

Revving up and raring to go, these Indian racers vroom beyond borders

Global Indian, A hero’s journey

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Global Indian | Good Reads

 Top reads curated from the internet 

#1
Why Kohli will survive, even without his crown: Indian Express
Reading Time: 7 min
#2
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan’s 8 cues for Budget 2022: The Economic Times
Reading Time: 8 mins
#3
Why do Indians do so well abroad?- The Indian Express
Reading Time: 8 mins
#4
Oxfam report says over 16 crore more people forced into poverty in two years of pandemic: The Hindu
Reading Time: 8 mins
#5
World’s 10 richest men see their wealth double during Covid pandemic: The Guardian
Reading Time: 8 mins
#6
Why India’s fossil wealth has remained hidden: BBC
Reading Time: 8 mins

Why Kohli will survive, even without his crown: Indian Express

(The column first appeared on the Indian Express on January 21, 2022)

  • So used to being the larger than life totemic King Kohli, can Virat adjust to the life of a commoner? Will he be able to smother the urge to shout out instructions or rush to the umpires with an angry representation of the team’s angst? No longer the voice of the team, will Kohli silently fade into the background? There are those who say that the demons in the head will mess up his muscle memory, impact his form and maybe even shorten his glorious career. It’s a worrying eventuality, a potential body-blow to Indian cricket that could dent the game’s global popularity. In these unsettling times, revisiting a popular Kohli story, a bedtime fable for many budding cricketers, can give a fresh perspective and timely reassurance. It is a reminder to his doubters that Kohli is no lily-livered cricketer. What fate awaits the former captain in this game of glorious uncertainties can’t be predicted but the smart money will always be on the hardened survivor weathering one more storm...
 

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Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan’s 8 cues for Budget 2022: The Economic Times

(The column first appeared in The Economic Times on January 21, 2022)

  • India urgently needs to move away from incremental budgetary policy moves and stop thinking only about areas like manufacturing or agriculture, according to former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan...

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Why do Indians do so well abroad?- The Indian Express

(The column first appeared in The Indian Express on January 19, 2022)

  • In these times of hyper-nationalism, inevitably fuelled by the 75th anniversary of independence, I have been flooded with messages, forwarded by patriotic relatives, friends and random persons, extolling India’s greatness. One such message was provocatively titled “Who’s running the World?” (with no apologies to Noam Chomsky)...

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Oxfam report says over 16 crore more people forced into poverty in two years of pandemic: The Hindu

(The column first appeared in The Hindu on January 17, 2022)

  • The first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic saw incomes of 99% of humanity fall and over 16 crore people were forced into poverty even as the world's ten richest men saw their fortune more than double to $1.5 trillion (over ₹111 lakh crore) at a rate of $1.3 billion (₹9,000 crore) a day, a new study showed on Monday...

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World’s 10 richest men see their wealth double during Covid pandemic: The Guardian

(The column first appeared in The Guardian on January 17, 2022) The 10 richest men in the world have seen their global wealth double to $1.5tn (£1.01tn) since the start of the global pandemic following a surge in share and property prices that has widened the gap between rich and poor, according to a report from Oxfam...

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Why India’s fossil wealth has remained hidden: BBC

(The column first appeared in BBC on January 17, 2022)

  • In 2000, while visiting the Central Museum of Nagpur in Western India, the paleontologist Jeffrey A Wilson found himself hunched over one of the most fascinating fossils he had ever set eyes on...

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Global Indian | World in Numbers

Statistically speaking

67% Indians

The percentage of Indians that want the government to roll out a mission to ensure N95 masks for free.

$500 billion

The amount that Amazon brand startup Thrasio is investing for e-commerce expansion in India.

$65 billion

The amount that Indian textile exports can hit if industry majors take the right steps and there is proper execution of government schemes, according to a report by CII.

4 out of 5 Indians will change jobs

Atleast four out of five Indians are set to change jobs in 2022. This mirrors the American phenomenon of “the great reshuffle.” Atleast 82 percent of the workforce is considering these changes, according to a LinkedIn survey.

100,000 freshers

The number of freshers Tata Consultancy Services is likely to hire in FY22, the highest ever in a financial year by any IT services player in the country.

650 unicorns

There are more than 650 unicorn startups in the world (companies worth $1 billion or more) with a total value of $2.2 trillion.

Global Indian | Did You Know? 

Fun facts about India and Global Indians

Hyderabad has become the first Indian city to host Formula E World Championship. Joining the elite club of Rome, Paris, London and Berlin is Hyderabad where the championship will take place between November 2022 and March 2023.

India is among the top 10 nations in the world in technological advancements and funding AI, according to the Brooking Institution. The subcontinent ranks sixth in spending and investments on AI made by public, private and government institutes.

More than 100 millionaires wrote an open letter to the World Economic Forum’s online Davos meet to, “Tax us now,” after a report by Oxfam stated that the world’s 10 richest men doubled their fortunes to $1.5 trillion during the pandemic.

The consumption of painkillers shot up by 23 percent in India in 2021, with the paracetamol-based Dolo 650 becoming the most common pill. India has sold over 350 crore tablets since the pandemic started.

According to a PwC study, India will add up to 50 fresh unicorns in 2022. The country is home to 80 unicorns with 44 of them launched in 2021.

Sixty-six-year-old Lorraine More from Maharashtra’s Talegaon, bagged eight gold medals for India at the Asian Masters Powerlifting championships in Turkey in December 2021. The sexagenarian began powerlifting two years ago.

GLOBAL INDIAN | PICTURES & VIDEOS

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Videos

  • Who could have thought that one could experience the raw beauty of nature and wildlife through the comfort of their homes? But wildlife photographer and presenter Suyash Keshari has made it possible with virtual safaris. The 25-year-old has carved a niche by by creating India’s first virtual safari experience with – Safari with Suyash TV.
    Duration: 3 min
  • It’s time to introduce you to Thaley, a startup that’s converting waste plastic bags and bottles into daily wear sneakers, and the man behind this is Ashay Bhave. The 23-year-old entrepreneur is a champion of sustainability, and his brand is proof of it.
    Duration: 2 min
  • Alag Natarajan chose to drop out of his engineering course back in the 1970s but his passion for innovation is evident in his specially modified vehicles. Each day he drives his maxi-truck that’s fitted with two 1,000 litre water tanks to fill in the 70-80 matkas across South Delhi.
    Duration: 1 min