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Indian superstars Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning enterta
India is home to world's fourth highest number of billionaires with Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani leading the cl
Microsoft founder Bill Gates will be world's first trillionaire in the next 25 years, according to a new research.
In signs of rising income inequality, India's richest 1 per cent now hold a huge 58 per cent of the country's total wealth
A generous boss of a US-based company has rewarded his 800 employees with Caribbean cruise for their hard work over the la
Two Indian-origin men have figured in Forbes magazine's second annual list of wealthiest entrepreneurs under the age of 40
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has built his election campaign on a strong anti-immigrant sentiment, is
Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and HCL co-founder Shiv Nadar are the only two billionaires from India in Forbes' list of the w
In more trouble for the promoter of defunct Kingfisher Airlines, Vijay Mallya, a metropolitan court in suburban Andheri he
In mounting troubles for embattled Vijay Mallya, markets regulator Sebi has stepped up its probe into alleged fund diversi
Writing in the Telegraph, Ramachandra Guha revists his 2008 Outlook essay:
The seven structural problems I identified in my 2008 essay remain —six in full force, the seventh marginally attenuated (for, as the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s extraction of profitable ministries demonstrates, the Congress is by no means immune to blackmail by coalition partners this time around). On reflection, I would add three more problems — the disturbed neighbourhood (with Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka all mired in internal conflicts of their own); the unreconciled borderlands (consider the discontent in Manipur, Nagaland, and Kashmir); and the shocking incapacity of our public institutions, as manifest in the malfunctioning of our universities, our law courts, our hospitals, and our civil services.
There are therefore 10, not seven, reasons why India will not become a superpower anytime soon. But I would call into question the ambition itself. Should not nations judge themselves by their own standards, rather than seek to participate in some kind of global 100-metre race, the winner to be judged by number of billionaires in the Forbes list or size of nuclear arsenal? Rather than seek to dominate or tower above other nations, the republic of India must seek to be less discontented and less divided within
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āWe are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers,ā said Obama, halfway through his speech. āWe are shaped by every language and culture, drawn from every end of this Earth. And because we have tasted the bitter swill of civil war and segregation and emerged from that dark chapter stronger and more united, we cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself.ā
.Substitute partition for segregation and these words could have been written for India, only I canāt see the man that Mittal, Ambani and their fellow billionaires want for our next prime minister, saying them. If these hatreds were to pass, who would elect him?