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India rising? Teetering is more apt

WHAT HAS me concerned about today's India (''India rising," editorial, Feb. 26) is the overconfidence bordering on arrogance.

We hear much boasting from the Indian subcontinent about the educated population, the call centers, and companies such as Infosys.

While this is all commendable, it is all too obvious that India has become a colony for foreign corporations. If the Western world ever changes its mind about doing business in India, the consequences will be calamitous.

Many in India actively ignore the breathtaking poverty and crumbling infrastructure as a minor problem. People who have visited India in recent years, as I have, know how precarious these situations are. The sad truth is that India will prove to be its own worst enemy if it does not address these issues.

RAHUL K. SIVAPRASAD
Portsmouth, N.H.

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