1. NEW DELHI--India, which added 8.53 million new mobile users in February, is set to become the second-largest wireless market in the world after China by April 2008. India had 251 million wireless users by the end of February, compared with 256 million in the U.S. and 540.5 million in China. By April, India will pass the U.S.
2. Globe Overturned: India Owns Jaguar, Land Rover: The British empire was turned on its head today: With Ford Motor Co.'s announced sale of Jaguar and Land Rover to India's Tata Motors, the ownership of two of Great Britain's legendary motor marques will pass this year from one former British colony to another. This isn't so much a story of globalization as it is a tale of the globe turned on its axis.
3. Forbes 2008 Billionaires: India now has 4 of the world's richest 8 billionaires, more than the U.S. (only 2 in the top 8). Consider that in 1997 India had no billionaires in the top 100, and in 1998 India had only one billionaire in the top 100, and just barely - Lakshmi Mittal ranked #100.