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By GEETA ANAND NEW DELHI—Instead of playing cricket with the kids in the alleyway outside, 4-year-old Sumit Jha sweats in his family's one-room apartment. A power cut has stilled the overhead fan. In the stifling heat, he traces and retraces the image of a goat. In April, he enrolled in the nursery class of Shri Ram School, the most coveted private educational institution in India's capital.
India ( i / ˈ ɪ n d i ə / ), officially the Republic of India ( Bharat Ganrajya ) [ c ] , is a country in South Asia . It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people , and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; [ d ] China , Nepal , and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives ; in addition, India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia .
The Prime Minister of India is under intense pressure, his political capital seems to have evaporated, and questions around his leadership, or lack thereof, dominate discussions among the citizenry. For all his problems, congress party loyalists, and the pro-congress media continue to insist that Dr.Singh, is the right man to lead India, after all he’s the “architect” of India’s economic reforms which commenced in 1991. Much has been made of the economic reforms enacted in 1991, when Manmohan Singh was the Finance Minister, and Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister. Manmohan Singh is hailed as the great reformer, who led India from despair to prosperity. All of this is blatant historical revisionism. The truth is far less inspiring.
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