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


1 - 2 billion

Naresh Goyal

Age: 56
Bachelor's degree
Industry: Aviation
Net Worth: 1.5 b

Founded and built Jet Airways - India's biggest domestic airline.


Baba Kalyani

Age: 57
Master of Science, MIT
Industry: Engineering
Net Worth: 1.4 b

Runs the  Kalyani group. Flagship Bharat Forge is the world's second-largest forgings manufacturer.


Tulsi Tanti

Age: 48
Pace University New York
Industry: Wind energy
Net Worth: 1.4 b

Chairman and managing director Suzlon Energy, which has built Asia's largest wind farm in southern India and is expanding into other countries.


NR Narayana Murthy

Age: 59
Master of Science, IIT
Industry: Technology
Net Worth: 1.2 b
Philanthrophy: Infosys Foundation

Cofounded and chairs  Infosys Technologies - a software provider.


Amar Bose

Age: 77
Bachelor's degree, MIT
                  Ph.D, MIT
Industry: Manufacturing
Net Worth: 1.2 b

Founded Bose Corp. 1964. Known for loudspeaker design.


Uday Kotak

Age: 47
MBA, University of Bombay
Industry: Banking
Net Worth: 1.1.b

Founded and runs Kotak Mahindra Bank.


Subhash Chandra

Age: 55
Net Worth: 1 b

Launched India's first satellite television - Zee TV



Habil Khorakiwala

Age: 63
M.Sc., Purdue University
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Net Worth: 1 b

Founded Wockhardt - a leading pharmaceutical firm


Vijay Mallya

Age: 50
Bachelor's degree, Calcutta University
Industry: Beverages
Net Worth: 1 b

Owns United Breweries group - the world's third-largest spirits producer by volume. Launched Kingfisher Airline last year.




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