Shaky Footing

Rajesh Rao, a 33-year-old resident of Bangalore, is typical of the new breed of entrepreneurs transforming India. Rao's company, Dhruva Interactive, develops video-game technology, a hot new area of growth for India's tech sector. As is the case with many Bangalore-based businessmen, Rao flies to America several times a year, and all of his clients are abroad. In most other countries, this would mean a few simple phone calls to travel agents, but a budding Indian tycoon faces special problems. "If I want to get on a flight to San Francisco tomorrow or even later this week, I won't be able...

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