In Search of Buddha

The pursuit of happiness brings problems in its wake, as Indians are discovering. Economic growth has lifted living standards, but expectations have risen even faster. Deep in the villages of India's heartland, people now dream of possessing things long out of their grasp, from televisions to clean water. Yet India's economy is kindling desires faster than it can convert them into reality. Anyone who has been to an Indian job fair, to an army recruitment camp, or to a call center on the day it advertises new positions, has seen the crushing disappointment on the faces of thousands of eager young...

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