For Richer or for Poorer

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Protesters demand land reforms in Delhi

India, they like to say, is a nation of contrasts, and boy, was that ever true in the past week, with contradictions constantly tugging at the soul of the nation. CEOs of some of the world's biggest companies gathered in New Delhi for the Global Forum of FORTUNE magazine, TIME's sister publication. U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson swung through to talk at the Forum with globalization guru Thomas Friedman and to meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to lobby for the U.S.-India nuclear deal, which is at risk of rejection in the Indian Parliament. German Chancellor Angela Merkel began...

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