As one of the two Asia columnists for Bloomberg News, I write 900-word commentary pieces twice or thrice a week on economic and business trends in the Asian region. In every column, my goal is to make sense of a complex issue -- macroeconomic, financial, corporate, labor-related or regulatory -- for a worldwide audience under a tight deadline. My work has been published by newspapers around the world and discussed on blogs. Before I joined Bloomberg's small team of opinion writers in November 2003, I was responsible for reporting on economic trends in Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on day-to-day coverage of the Singapore economy. Prior to relocating to Singapore in November 2001, I covered the Indian economy and government policy for Bloomberg News, based in New Delhi. I was also instrumental in creating the Bloomberg data screens on Indian economic statistics.