26 January, 2008

What I didn't know about India

A few factoids from FP Passport and Davos:

  • One hundred fifty of the Fortune 500 companies have established R&D operations in India.
  • In 2002, more people traveled by train in one day in India than by plane in an entire year.
  • Of the 300 million children in India between the ages of 6 and 16 today, 270 million will reach adulthood without the benefit of a formal education.

A good reminder that, "flat world" to the contrary, the differences within countries may be more significant than the differences between them.

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