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Richard Whitehead
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Throughout this food contamination crisis, the world's biggest dairy company has once again shown how it is slow to respond and doesn't really understand people's perceptions.
 
Now all contaminated powder has been removed, it's time for Fonterra to work on damage limitation. Here's what its chief executive, Theo Spirings had to say last night. #fonterra
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“Interaction is a central theme, with large open-plan areas where radical extremists can share ideas, perhaps over an organic muffin or cup of fairtrade coffee from one of the several pop-up cafes scattered throughout.”
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Bombay Hindu wedding. Heaps of fun - and love the garlanded rickshaw to bits.
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Now estimates have been released to show that India's growth has slowed to 5%, will the country a) continue to rest on its laurels while screaming to the rest of the world how it is such an important global power; or b) look at the context of the past few years' growth and work out areas in which it has been deceiving?

The way I see it, a massive percentage growth on very little is still pretty small. Therefore economic growth is the wrong metric to use for the Indian economy.

And this is especially so with India's crazy dual economy that sees the overwhelming majority of people around the poverty line - the rich might be getting richer but the poor are having it worse by the year.

India needs to be rational about its economy. For a start it needs to stop looking at China as its competitor - maybe the Philippines would be a better example.

China is far more organised and planned. For example, it has corruption like India, but the authorities make sure China's corruption is channelled in a way that is not greedy and makes things happen.

China's government has worked hard to make manufacturing and tourism mainstays of the economy to bring money into the economy from overseas.

Conversely, these two sectors hardly feature in the Indian government's plans, and corruption and bureaucracy would stall whatever efforts made if indeed anyone bothered to do anything.

Do please India, do not be proud of your 5% growth and treat it as a source of blind patriotism. Instead, you should consider the bigger picture.
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Such a brilliant idea. I find it's best to practice left-handed, in the dark and when thoroughly inebriated.
 
#Recap - Funny bra calendar lets men practice undoing bra clasps http://ow.ly/hk2Q0
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This has made my day in a gruesome way so I thought I would share.
 
#Recap - ‘Undead Teds', do you still fine these teddy bears cute and cuddly? http://ow.ly/hbgaQ
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The business where traders want the lowest prices at market.
 
Enter the fascinating world of Indian spices - we look at how the country is preparing to take over as the global leader in cardamom, one of the most price-sensitive food commodities. #spices #food
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Yup, I'll be trying this out on one of the two days each year I put on a tie.
 
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It is so refreshing to see a story in the Indian press that dares to highlight the negative side of Indian reality. It is so clear to an outsider how Indians love to be outraged whenever possible, and this is the first time I've seen it spelled out in a paper. Nice one +The Economic Times 
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Group editor in Bombay
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  • freelance
    journalist and editor, 2012 - present
  • ITP Publishing Group
    group editor, ITP Mumbai, 2011 - 2012
  • WhiteFox Media
    Editorial director, 2006 - 2011
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London - Blackburn - Bristol, CT - Auckland - Perth - Dubai
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Cricket, cars and beer (not necessarily in that order)
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  • University of Strathclyde
    Spanish and French, 1993 - 1996
  • Stonyhurst College
    1988 - 1992
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May 12
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