London: A haven for the kings of bad times?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 23, 2019 / First Post


Until his arrest, Nirav Modi, the fugitive diamond tycoon, had made a swish part of central London his home. Vijay Mallya, the self-proclaimed ‘King of Good Times’ who faces fraud charges in India, continues the high life in the English village of Tewin, 32 km north of London. Lalit Modi, the founding-chairman of the Indian … Continue reading “London: A haven for the kings of bad times?”

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Indians abroad & foreign-returned: South Africa’s Guptas; Nirav Modi in US

by Rashmee

Posted on February 19, 2018


Once upon a time, Indians thought it prestigious to be “foreign-returned”. And England, the old colonial master, symbolized everywhere foreign, until “Amreeka” took its place. Now, the Gupta family of South Africa-via-Saharanpur is setting a whole new standard for “foreign-returned” Indians. Ajay Gupta, one of the three businessmen brothers who relocated from Saharanpur in north … Continue reading “Indians abroad & foreign-returned: South Africa’s Guptas; Nirav Modi in US”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK