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Sunday, February 26, 2006

India is the flavour of the season

Be it Davos or Newsweek, India seems to be top on the agenda everywhere. To coincide with Bush’s visit to India, Newsweek has come out with an elaborate cover story on the growing dominance of India in the global arena (particularly on the economic front). Fareed Zakaria, editor of the International Edition of Newsweek was at the World Economic Summit and he writes about his experience at Davos:

As you got off the plane in Zurich, there were large billboards extolling incredible India. Davos itself was plastered with signs. world's fastest growing free market democracy! proclaimed the town's buses. When you got to your room, you found an iPod Shuffle loaded with Bollywood songs, and a pashmina shawl, gifts from the Indian delegation. When you entered the meeting rooms, you were likely to hear an Indian voice, one of the dozens of CEOs of world-class Indian companies.

There is also a 5-minute podcast interview with Fareed Zakaria on the same topic that he has dealt with in the cover story. Since outsourcing continues to be a buzzword in India related stories, Newsweek has a separate piece on how the Americans are no longer bothered about their earlier concerns about outsourcing.

Other India related articles in the same issue:
Indian-Americans move beyond science and engineering careers


  • It is heartening to know what people think of India these days- the reality checks would be that without a proper infrastructure in place and things like credit checks like in the US, Indian Industry shall never prosper.

    Since you have specifically mentioned careers, this maybe of interest to you:-
    Make your passion your profession

    By Anonymous Hiren, at 8:14 PM  

  • Is India is shining...at last?!

    By Blogger Casement, at 12:57 AM  

  • interesting to read lahiris article

    By Blogger visithra, at 9:40 AM  

  • I tot I-Banking was one more field that Indians would nt mind getting into...There are so many of them in Singapore at least. I kinda half expected someone to excel in rugby or Theatre..

    By Blogger Chennai chatter, at 6:55 PM  

  • Kaps,
    Thanks for this post and links!
    :) Ravi

    By Anonymous Ravi, at 10:45 PM  

  • Unless Tata Group has grown a lot larger recently, the profit figures mentioned by Fareed Zakaria are off by a huge factor. Perhaps he has confused the value of the dollar with that of a rupee. (in the podcast he refers to profits soon to reach 30 billion dollars, thats the kind of money only oil companies like ExonMobil are likely to report!). I am surprised that an expert(Zakaris) would make such a mistake and further surprised that Newsweek's interviewer did not notice it either, then or now.
    I wrote them an email about it but have not heard back from them yet. Perhaps, I am mistaken and Tata Group's profits are really 24 billion dollars. Tata annual report could be scaled in crores and lakhs which foreigners do not usually understand but Fareed should.

    By Blogger chuky, at 8:01 AM  

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