Friday, February 09, 2007

India Rising - The Debate

Pic Source: BBC Radio

A few weeks ago, the Times of India came up with the "India Poised" campaign, celebrating the dominance of India in the world .There has been mixed reactions to this -Some agreeing that the time is right and some feeling that we are celebrating too early.

There was this article in the Fortune magazine recently which hits India hard. At the other end, BBC Radio is running a series on “India Rising” from Saturday, 3 February to Sunday 11 February 2007.

There is an interesting debate here and you can follow it here.

Some interesting quotes I liked:

Momentum = Mass * Velocity = More than a billion ppl * Growth at > 08 % )
(Karan Bilimoria,founder of COBRA beer)

CK Prahlad’s comment on how India would be by 2050:
-200 Million Graduates
-500 Million Trained technicians
-20 companies from India in the Fortune 100 list
-10 Nobel Prize Winners from India

And the best part that CKP said was:
“India will become the model on how to live in a extraordinary diverse society in a sensible fashion”


At 4:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bunty surprised to read what CKP has to say about India these days as I very categorically remember that in an interview to The Economic Times in the year 1998 or 1999 he had expressed doubt about India remaining one country! He had said that with all the Bimaru states and the way ethnic strife and class strife it would be difficult for India to remain united and there was a real risk of India 'disintegrating' by the year 2020 or 2025. I think as you have posted in your later blogs "Change is constant" may be time has made him wiser.


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