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Bradman is an inspirational Australian: Museum curator

David Wells, the curator of Bradman Museum, feels extremely honoured to be associated with an institution that bears Sir Donald’s name. “Don is an inspirational Australian and much can still be learned from studying his life and the game he loved,” says David.
“We are working tirelessly to interpret not only Don’s history but also that of the game worldwide in as many engaging ways as possible.”

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HK-based Indian yoga teacher sets world record

Hong Kong-based Indian yoga teacher Yogaraj C.P. has set a new Guinness World Record by performing more than 1600 asanas for 40 hours and 15 minutes – without a break. He began the Maha Yoga Sadhana on February 13 and performed yoga on successive nights of February 13 and 14 before achieving the incredible feat on February 15. Yogaraja, who has been teaching yoga over the past 20 years and took a proactive role in popularizing yoga in Hong Kong, decided to create a new world record after the India-led resolution for declaring 21June as the International Yoga Day was passed at the UN last year.

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A professor’s passion for Bhutan

Thimphu-based Sanjeev Mehta, professor of Economics at Royal Thimphu College, has been living in Bhutan for over two decades. He has developed the curriculum for BA (Hons) course in Economics and has been a member of the academic board. Prof Mehta has also worked as a UNDP International Consultant for developing the Industrial Policy of Bhutan. He has been a guest faculty at the College for Science and Technology, Kharbandi, and the Royal Institute of Management, Thimphu.

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Kishore Sakhrani: success story of a Hong Kong Indian

With over 24 years of experience, Hong Kong-based Kishore Sakhrani advises on taxation, corporate structuring, accounting, regulatory and trust related matters for both corporate clients and high net worth individuals.
He is chairman at the Board of Directors at Community Business Limited (CBL), a non-profit group promoting community involvement, diversity and non-discrimination in Hong Kong for over a decade. He also sits on the board of the Richard Ivey School of Business in Hong Kong.
Sakhrani is a past president of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong South and the former chairman of the Indian Resources Group, which was instrumental in obtaining full British passports for HK residents who would otherwise be left stateless after the 1997 handover of HK to China.

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Intrepid Indian entrepreneur in China

China-based Indian entrepreneur Sagnik Roy is a Sinologist and a member of the board directors of TXYCO LTD (a company engaged in textile, natural resources and rubber & tire industry). He is also an adviser to various local government bodies in China. Currently based in Xiuyan in North-east China, Roy is also a governing board member of US-based Environmental Education Media Project for China (EEMPC) and engaged in promoting environmental awareness.
His contacts at political and bureaucratic circles have made him a unique foreign resident of China. Local Chinese people feel a twinge of envy for his mastery of Putonghua. He can speak Mandarin with perfect poise and elan and his fluency in the language is amazing.
Strathmore’s Who’s Who and Princeton Who’s Who named Roy as one of the influential foreigners in China in 2007 and 2008.

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‘Future of India’s auto industry is vibrant’

Goutam Dutta, director-marketing (vehicles, equipment & projects) is based in Muscat, Oman and had been employed with Saud Bahwan Group, the largest business conglomerate, for the past 28 years.

He was deeply involved in the growth of the organization and the products marketed by the Group enjoy highest market share in Oman. He had been involved in marketing of light vehicles, heavy duty trucks, construction and mining equipment, special purpose equipment and infrastructural projects.

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‘India doesn’t have a meaningful bond market’

Arup Ganguly is the founder/managing partner of London-based KNG Securities LLP, the independent fixed income specialist dealing in a range of products across fixed income, convertible bond and debt capital. Ganguly’s market experience, spanning almost 25 years, has been a key factor in his success. His activities in the international banking sector together with his involvement in global charitable initiative Sewa Day have made him well known amongst the Indian diaspora.

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