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Insider View: Kolkata

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Kolkata, the old capital of British India is steeped in history and rich in stories. Old colonial mansions and crumbling relics of the Raj are still evident, but the city is now acknowledged as a powerhouse of the arts. In our insider’s view, we have handpicked some of our favourite insider to experience ‘Cal’ like a true local…

A New Symbol for the Indian Rupee

At long last, the Indian Rupee has a symbol! The symbol promotes the currency to a small club of elite world currencies which have been assigned a symbol of their own; the group includes the American dollar, euro, British pound and Japanese yen. The Indian government announced the search for a symbol for the rupee in 2009, opening up the search nationally and receiving in excess of 3000 responses. Five designs were shortlisted and on July 15th, at the Union Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet…
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