Time Magazine

The Respect They Deserve

India's rich are doing well, and good for them--but the growing middle class in the real story  

There will always be rich people and poor, but a good society Aristotle says, is the one “where the middle class is in control and outnumbers both the other classes." Yes, India has its share of billionaires, and a quarter of its people are poor, but the most striking characteristic of today's India is the explosive growth in the middle class.