The New India, and the Old One

JASON REED / REUTERS

COUNTRY LIFE: Bush meets members of a rural women's empowerment group during a visit to Hyderabad in southern India

Presidents of the U.S. don't get scared. They get security. But if the murder of an American diplomat in Karachi last week underlined the fact that George W. Bush was on one of his riskier foreign trips, the President was probably unaware he was skirting not two conflict zones — Afghanistan and Pakistan — but three. In India, Bush toured the southern city of Hyderabad to praise an example of everything that's right about the nation. Like its neighbor Bangalore, this ancient Muslim fort town is a hub for science and technology. But Hyderabad is also an example of what's still...

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