Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Nitish Kumar

Age: 60
Occupation: Chief Minister of Bihar, India

He's done what many considered impossible by introducing good governance, social equity and economic growth to Bihar, an Indian state that was once an emblem of the worst of Indian corruption, poverty and brutality. His success (and re-election) has introduced a revolutionary new idea to Indian politics: that delivering basic services to the poor is as effective a political strategy as promising handouts or pandering to religion or caste.