PASSAIC, N.J. -- In a cluttered fifth grade classroom in this New York suburb, Niki Shah has spent the summer attempting an almost impossible task: teaching yoga to seven-year-olds.
Each day at an annual free summer camp the city sponsors for children of mostly low-income families, Shah, a 31-year-old AmericaCorps volunteer, interrupts games of basketball and soccer to gather students in a circle around him for breathing exercises, poses such as the "the mountain" (also known as the "downward dog") and silent meditation -- difficult tasks for these first-graders with no shortage of energy or conversation.
With China and the US pumping in massive foreign capital into Bharat’s digital economy, a top Bharatiya investor and educationist has warned that the country could become a “digital colony” unless Bharatiya businesses start investing in it.
“Bharat could become a digital colony,” warned Mohandas Pai, chairman of Manipal Global Education, referring to possible consequences of the massive money being pumped into Bharat’s digital economy by the US and China.
Bharat is today a land of opportunities like the US if one is ready to “brave the bureaucratic hassles”, an Bharatiya entrepreneur who was MIT’s first international blind student has said.
“The good news is, things are very different now. If you are willing to brave the bureaucratic hassles, Bharat today is the land of opportunities like the US,” said Srikanth Bolla, the CEO of Bollant Industries.
The decision to demonetise Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes is a very “bold and gutsy” action by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a top US industry body has said.“We applaud this decision by the Prime Minister. I think this is a very gutsy, and a very bold move,” Mukesh Aghi, president of the US India Business Council (USIBC), a representative body of top American businesses having a footprint in Bharat, told PTI.
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