Reflection of: “India’s Fortune” by Edward Luce
11 August, 2009
By Abdul R. Ahmed
The world’s largest democracy has great potential, but faces challenges
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Contrary to the belief of Americans, India is much more similar to the United States than many believe. The Indian state is a conglomeration of people, cultures and customs learning to find a single national identity. India is the world’s largest democracy and over 420 million people voted in this year’s national election. India is at a crossroad, according to Nandan Nilekani author of Imagining India, and must either face challenges from poverty, energy policy and environmental impact to become the next great power or the country can stagnate can live on the cusp of attaining greatness only to never achieve.
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