September 29, 1999 |
As the final day of India's national elections approaches, the entrepreneurs who transformed this subtropical city into a rival of Silicon Valley are flashing a knowing smile. On the campaign trail, Bangalore's economic miracle is touted to hundreds of millions of voters as a vision of India's future. For the first time since the country opened its economy eight years ago, both major political parties are promising to speed up the pace of reform.
December 27, 1997 |
At a recent economic conference here, one of India's more self-confident politicians was touting the country's bright business prospects to a group of foreigners when the electricity in the room failed. Talking straight through the blackout, Parliament member Rajesh Pilot told the participants, "We are very hopeful."
January 18, 1996 |
Most Indians welcome foreigners and consider it a privilege to do business with them. Be aware that Indians work fewer hours and are more receptive to in-person visits than to phone calls. Like their Asian neighbors, Indians are quite status-conscious, but they do not practice gift giving or schedule business dinners as often as other Asian business people. Some dos and don'ts when doing business in India: Do * Use a title, such as Dr., Mrs. or Mr.
January 18, 1996
Some useful addresses, phone numbers and Internet sites for doing business in India: OFFICIAL FOREIGN OFFICES To obtain information on visa requirements and for general information on business travel to India's 25 states, contact: Visa Section Indian Embassy 2536 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 939-9826 Fax: (202) 797-4693 For information on how to invest in India, call: Consulate General of India 3 E. 64th St.
September 12, 1995 |
Balvinder Singh, 19, plies his trade on a bustling overpass that crosses a railroad track. For 65 cents, the hulking high school dropout will pump a pedal-driven drill with his bare foot and bore into a customer's tooth. Singh has no formal education, and what he does at his sidewalk stall in the Indian capital's historic center is patently illegal, not to mention painful and potentially perilous in the era of AIDS.
December 6, 1994 |
Americans and Indians in business and government see a huge surge in two-way business and trade just over the horizon. Last month, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) led the heads of a dozen companies based in his state to New Delhi and Bangalore to drum up business, and he was enthusiastic about what he found.