INDIA: Long Live Cows

Seth Ramkrishna Dalmia is Mr. Big No. 3 of Indian Big Business.* He owns six newspapers, an airline, a big insurance company, a bank and most of India's cement factories. He also has four wives. Last month Businessman Dalmia, a Hindu, summoned the press to pink lemonade, vanilla ice cream and green gage plums on the lawn of his big house in New Delhi. Then he read a 2,500-word statement. "I ask that people treat the cow and look after it as well as they look after their mother."† Soon thereafter, his six newspapers began referring to Dalmia as...

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