Why do we all need to get “Into India”? About 600 million people, more than half India’s population, are under 25 years old; no country has more young people. That’s the main reason but there our countless more – diversity, surprise, opportunity, change, enthusiasm, culture and more. It is time the west moved closer to India in trade, culture, diplomacy and tourism. What do you think? As the great Indian philosopher Rabindranath Tagore said: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
Stephen Manallack is the author of four books, including “Soft Skills for a Flat World” published by Tata McGraw-Hill India. He is an advisor to India strategy consultants the EastWest Advisors Pty Ltd. In India he is a regular lecturer on “Global Communication Skills” and has a “Succeeding and Leading with Different Cultures” program. Stephen is a regular columnist for India’s biggest media organisation, Network 18.