India Ascending

A democracy of more than 1 billion people, many profiting from a reformed economy, India is turning itself into a primary player in the global marketplace. Readers welcomed the rise of a free society, although not without a few misgivings about the lingering effects of the caste system and corruption

It was with great pride that I read the cover stories about the boom time in India [July 3], a country in which the ancient and the modern coexist. On a recent visit to India, I observed that downtown Bombay appears to have stood still in time, while...

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