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Only the top 2 percent get into India’s best tech universities, the IITs. But math teacher Anand Kumar has had super success getting his students in, despite their poverty.
India is booming, and the men and women building its new skyscrapers must often leave their children to fend for themselves while they work. Some of the luckiest ones have a better option, though — a mobile nursery right at the job site.
India is the world’s fourth-largest economy in terms of purchasing power, partly due to its success in the IT sector. But in India’s IT capital, many have seen no trickle-down effect. One-fourth of its residents still live in slums despite the influx of jobs and money.