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Anna Maria Pinto

India Rocks
From third-world economy to global economic powerhouse—India is the country to watch in the years ahead. While the global media fixates on China’s boundless future, India, the English-speaking democracy with a huge middle class, is a far better bet, according to The International Economy.
India Techies Hail Bush Win
The Indian IT industry expressed delight at US President George W Bush’s re-election, hoping he would continue to be a proponent of free trade and outsourcing. “The US is a powerhouse of the global economy and the Indian IT industry is delighted in being a partner to US corporations, helping to make them more competitive,” India’s National Association for Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) president said in a statement.
Reaching out
In a country like India which is engulfed in problems of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment, among many others, it comes as a surprise that there are hardly any volunteers who are interested in contributing towards the upliftment of society. Mitra Technology Foundation, which was established in 2000, by a group of socially conscious alumni of Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) initiated the concept of ‘iVolunteer’ to promote volunteer culture in India.

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