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What India's Ponderous Planners Can Learn... From California

Arun Maira | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Arun Maira

India must find a way for faster, more inclusive and sustainable growth. This is the goal of its recent Five-Year Plans. Indian democracy, with its rambunctious politics, noisy 24x7 TV channels, and now stirred by social media too, seems unaffected by the ponderous plans of the country's Planning Commission. India needs a better process to guide its long-term progress. Insights from California's Think Long initiative are worth noting.

1 In 6 Indian City Dwellers Live In Slums

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

MUMBAI, India — About one in six Indian city residents lives in an urban slum with unsanitary conditions that are "unfit for human habitation," ...