March / April  2006




March/April Contents 

 Real Issues
 Malnourishment in
 South Asia


 South Asian issues
 Getting to know the
 past better



 News from elsewhere
 New animal species
 found in Indonesia

 Veggie chemical
 repairs DNA damage


 Bhera - the town that
 time forgot
- Part II

 World Bank in
 South Asia
 Grant to Afghanistan

Land management in

Urban services in


 Tollinton Market



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South Asian Billionaires


4 - 5 billion

Sunil Mittal

Age: 48
Education: Bachelor's Degree, Punjab University
Industry: Technology
Net Worth: 4.9 b

Built and owns Bharti group- India's largest mobile phone operator


Kumar Birla

Age: 38
Bachelor's Degree, University of
                  MBA, London Business School
Industry: Diversified
Net Worth: 4.4 b
Building a 500-bed hospital near Pune, Maharashtra

Among the world's top 10 cement producers


Ananda Krishnan

Age: 67
Bachelor's Degree, Melbourne
                  MBA, Harvard University
Industry: Communications
Net Worth: 4.3 b

Owns Maxis Communications, Malaysia's largest cell-phone service provider


Shiv Nadar

Age: 60
Bachelor's degree,
PSG College of Technology
Industry: Technology
Net Worth: 4 b

Owns infotech group HCL, with operations in 15 countries.

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