Chris Anderson Discovers India

Wired editor Chris Anderson has discovered India, and he writes about it in his blog today. It is a wide eyed report from Bombay, a city which is no longer representative of the 21st century India. Maximum City, sure but of the 20th century, not the 21st century India its new generation wants it to be. Bombay’s creaking infrastructure and fall from grace is direct result of the far reaching power of crime lords in that city. The technology boomed in India, just not in Bombay. Progress? Not in Bombay. Its the past. If he is looking for future, then Chris should have gone to Pune. A few hundred miles from Bombay it will soon be on the lips of everyone involved in the pharmaceuticals business. Or that little town in Haryana which is becoming the motorcycle capital of the world. Want to see subtle changes in the economy – go to Coimbatore or Hyderabad. Bombay and Bangalore are predictable. I think anyone, who did not grow up in India, will never have the context to see how much things have changed, and how much they need to change. Except the changes are not in Bombay!

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