What Must India Do to Realize Its Economic Potential? Think Big. Act Bold

"By any measure, India has been one of the world's great growth stories over the past two decades. Hundreds of millions have been lifted out of poverty, the entrepreneurial genius of India's business community has been unleashed, and the country has attained a level of influence in the global economy not seen in centuries. At the same time, India always seems to disappoint. Though the ranks of the middle class are swelling, India is still home to more of the world's destitute than anywhere else — 445 million people, a third of the population."


See more Time.com Articles

Photo Essays

Where Childbirth Can Mean Death

Nazreen Khatoon, a 25-year-old farmer in the eastern Indian state of Assam, gave birth to a boy in March. Just two weeks later, she returned to a local...

View more photo essays

Time.com Specials

China's Century -- or India's?

With so many of the world's economies in tatters, the combined might of China and India could spearhead global growth in the coming decades. Are they up to the...

Winners of "Asia's Challenge 2020" Essay Prize

Four young writers from India and Singapore have won the "Asia's Challenge 2020" essay prize organized by the Asia Business Council in partnership with TIME and...

View All Specials