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Here is the full text of Anjali Menon's blog post titled What is special about the Indian PM’s speech in Dubai? Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to UAE and the Malayalam words in his speech yesterday, are an acknowledgement of a population that has long yearned for such recognition. My father T.M.Nair arrived in Dubai in 1959. Until then he was working with Burmah Shell, Bombay. Ambition drove him across the seas. After a three-day sea trip from Bombay, he arrived to find a barren desert unlike anything he had dreamt of. The currency then was the Red Rupee, valued a bit lower than the Indian rupee. And his salary was one-third of what he had received in Mumbai. He thought then that he had made the biggest mistake of his life. Having arrived, he st...

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