More Than a Billion Hopes: Will India’s promise of growth and development be delivered or derailed?

More Than a Billion Hopes: Will India’s promise of growth and development be delivered or derailed?

TREVOR WILLIAMS, editor of Global Atlanta, is one of Atlanta’s leading journalists on global business. His commentary and reporting in this article highlights how the nation is at an important juncture in history, facing the proverbial fork in the road…INDIA’S ECONOMY: A FORK IN THE ROAD: On a 2012 reporting assignment to India, Trevor Williams met with industry leaders, visited factories, sipped tea at roadside stalls, and took in the countryside. In Atlanta, he has interviewed the area experts and major visitors, such as leading diplomat Vikas Swarup, Consul General Nagesh Singh, Professors Jagdish Sheth and Jeffrey Rosensweig, and Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. This feature-report, based on his continued interest in India as a leading local journalist on global business, as well as his ongoing interviews with experts, provides a balanced assessment of India’s economic prospects. Read more »

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