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India leapfrogs out of poverty

It is engaging in a rapid digitisation of its entire economy and power grid.

In India, the digital network platforms that have broken the one-billion-plus user mark - such as Facebook, Google and WhatsApp - all came out of the private sector. Aadhaar is the only non-US platform to have broken the one-billion-user threshold.

IN a recent MSNBC interview, I described US President Donald Trump as a "brain-eating disease". I did so because his indecent behaviour and nonstop outrageous tweets and actions force you, as a commentator, into a terrible choice: either ignore it all and risk normalising Mr Trump's excesses or...

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