Indian Metamorphosis

  • Arup Maharatna


Thanks to vigorous ‘globalization’ (or perhaps re-globalization) and massive global innovations in communications, digitization and multimedia technology as well as country’s vastness of both population and geographical area, India as a sovereign nation appears outwardly to be managing well to have carved out its distinct niche in the current international stage.


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