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Obama meets with entrepreneurs in India

By Rama Lakshmi

The first business delegation that President Obama met in Mumbai on Saturday was that of about a dozen Indian entrepreneurs, working on such issues as health care and solar energy. Obama is in India with a high-powered delegation of 250 American business leaders and has said his visit to India is like a job-hunting mission.

But one of the first things he learned at the 45-minute meeting at a five-star hotel room was about India's smart cycle-rickshaw revolution in the eastern state of Bihar.

"Obama was in a listening mode, and was very curious when I told him that I head an organization of half a million unskilled, illiterate entrepreneurs, and they are all cycle-rickshaw operators," said Irfan Alam, 29-year-old social entrepreneur who founded the SammaaN Foundation, a group that has evolved a robust revenue model for the cycle-rickshaw pullers. He promotes a redesigned vehicle that has more panels to host product advertisements. It has given the cycle-rickshaw operators, most of whom are poor migrants to the city, a sixfold salary boost in three years. The cycle-rickshaws stock water or juices for passengers, allow them to pay utility bills and even sell scratch-cards that recharge cellphone minutes.

"Our message to Obama was that entrepreneurship is the only remedy for job creation," Alam said. "And Obama talked about how India and America can develop partnerships for more and more job creation."

Alam said that he handed Obama a report and left a miniature cycle-rickshaw for the president. Alam said it is "the clean-energy, short-distance urban transport solution for a world that is starved for fuel."

By Rama Lakshmi  | November 6, 2010; 8:38 AM ET
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I am India's expert in strategic defence and the father of India's strategic program including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. In my blog titled 'Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.' which can be found by a Yahoo search with the title I wrote: The refusal by pieces of filth such as Advani to recognise the United States as India's number one enemy is sustained by thousands of C.I.A.-RAW-inspired headlines in India's media such as "Indian-American becomes Governor of Louisiana" which should instead say "Indian rewarded for conversion to Christianity with governorship: As reward for conversion to Christianity at age 18, as Americans themselves admit and his numerous published essays and articles on his conversion, Indian made Secretary of Louisiana's Health and Hospitals at age 24, President of the University of Louisiana system at age 27, then Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services in Bush Administration, then member of U.S. Congress and now youngest Governor in U.S. at age 36" (
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My blog above answers all questions. The author's biography can be found in Marquis' Who's Who in the World (2010 and earlier editions). Satish Chandra

Posted by: SatishChandra | November 6, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

India's njgger-slave, traitor service chiefs who are constantly talking of threats from India's 'neighbors' must be shot on the spot. The United States is EVERYBODY's neighbor. It has already invaded and occupied Afghanistan, a part of traditional India and will expand its occupation to the rest of the subcontinent.
Was Britain India's neighbor? I am India's expert in strategic defence and the father of India's strategic program, including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan means the coast-to-coast destruction of the U.S. by India; see my blog titled 'Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.' which can be found by a Yahoo search with the title for steps I have already taken for the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the U.S. and extermination of its population.
Russia and other white countries are U.S. allies. These are the enemies to destroy. All other enemies will be taken care of automatically.
Conventional arms are worthless for destroying the United Sates. Nuclear arms to destroy the United States with a FIRST STRIKE -- this is the key -- are cheap and easy to produce with technology India already has. Prepositioning by its special forces a couple of nuclear bombs in Washington and New York and letting the world know we have done so will give India freedom to test thermonuclear weapons designs, ICBMs, etc., as much as it wants, though India already has this freedom but for the njgger-slaves. Alternatively, twenty kiloton bombs can be prepositioned in the largest U.S. cities and then Washington and New York destroyed with the warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed if there is any retaliation. The nuclear destruction of New Delhi -- without waiting -- is all that is needed to make India win.

Posted by: SatishChandra | November 6, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

India is the elephant in the room when it comes to its growing presence on the world's stage. While some of the country is rapidly entering the middle class, over 400 million of its citizens do not even have access to electricity. Here's an article discussing India's growing energy needs and how they will impact energy security for the rest of the world and why the United States should maintain a policy of open dialogue:

Posted by: Baywoodfarm | November 6, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

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