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Doing Business in India by Dean Nelson

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Arriving in a Land of Contrasts

The business traveler’s initial reaction on arriving in India is often one of bewilderment: can this really be the world’s second-fastest growing economy? Confusion is understandable in a country that seems at once familiar, exotic, and unnerving.

Technological transition

India is an assault on anyone’s senses. A traveler setting foot for the first time in New Delhi, Mumbai, or Kolkata will be struck by the chaos and apparent poverty. But beyond the chaos is a country that is catching up fast, and in many areas racing ahead. Its basic infrastructure—roads, electricity and water supply, and public transportation—appears to be trapped in the 19th century, while its information technology and communications often ...

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