India's Little Helper

When his manager came in to report yet another mechanical breakdown in the factory, New Delhi businessman Arun Goel broke down himself. His head throbbed unbearably as he fretted in the sweltering heat about power outages, missed deadlines and looming contract commitments. Seeing his distress, a friend handed him a glass of water and a small, yellow pill. The businessman swallowed. "It was like magic," Goel says. "Within 15 minutes, I had calmed down and was feeling optimistic that things would work out."

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