Many years ago my High School history teacher, Doc Guernsey, used to slap his long pointing stick at the huge wall map and hit India and say it was a sleeping giant because of its huge population and the intelligence of the people, and that the country was sure to emerge from poverty to become one of the leading nations in the world. China beat India in that race and proved old Doc wrong.

He was wrong; no not that much wrong….it will take more time.

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