An Indian Nightmare: Is New Delhi Ready for the Twenty-First Century?

It still isn’t ready for the 20th century, or even the 19th for that matter.

“If the end of the twentieth century heralded the dramatic rise of China, many believe that it is India’s turn to claim the spotlight at the dawn of the twenty-first. In January, the World Bank loudly proclaimed that India was set to be the fastest-growing major economy in the world in 2018, overtaking its slowing Chinese rival for the top spot. The global consulting giant McKinsey has called the emerging Indian middle class a “bird of gold,” harking back to an ancient aphorism about the country’s dynamic marketplace. IBM simply refers to the coming age as the “Indian Century.

This grim scenario is the subject of Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing Their World, a harrowing new book by the Indian journalist Snigdha Poonam.”

Oh really? Dreaming is one thing, actually doing is something entirely different.

IBM is dying, according to all accounts…….

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