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By: Jaipur City Reporter | November 12, 2016

If you are a foreign tourist in India, you can purchase foreign exchange equivalent to Rs5,000 using these high denomination notes at airport exchange counters within 72 hours after the notification. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

For the non-resident Indians (NRIs) who keep Indian currency, the move to demonetize Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes may spell hardships. As per the clarification issued by the Reserve Bank of India, the recourse for an NRI is to deposit the specified bank notes (Rs500 and Rs1,000) to his non-resident ordinary rupee (NRO) account. “But what happens if the person doesn’t have the bank branch in her country of residence? And more importantly will the foreign branch accept rupee notes? These are some questions that NRIs will strugg...

By: Jaipur City Reporter | November 08, 2016

Karachi is often termed as a dull city, sometimes even dangerous. In a city of 20 odd million, there is a dearth of public spaces and limited avenues for cultural activities.

The much praised diversity has also come under scrutiny, with minorities migrating to greener pastures abroad and those staying back choosing to remain discreet.

The uncertain security situation restricts religious festivities of non-Muslims as well as the nurturing of our communities' collective imagination. Festivals come and go but they don’t manage to make headlines for the right reasons.

But anyone who has lived in Karachi for some time would know that the city opens up to its denizen gradually. There are pockets across the city that light up annu...