Amid jitters about uncertainty in the financial markets over the past 16 months, many investors have continued to look toward the BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India and China, which by 2050 are expected to be wealthier than most current major economic powers.
In all four countries, GDP has more than doubled since 1998, and in China and India it has trebled.
The Confederation of Indian Industry, a non-profit non-governmental, industry-led organisation, estimates India's GDP growth rate at 6.1 per cent in 2009-10.
With those facts in mind, Vikas Pota, managing director of public affairs firm Saffron Chase, wrote "India Inc.", a book about 10 global success stories he parallels with such powerful businessmen as Microsoft's Bill Gates, News Corp's Rupert Murdoch and Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett.
"The fact that the domestic Indian market is growing proves to be a major boon and safety net for Indian companies like Tata, who face the severe consequences of the slowdown in other parts of the world while their home market sees expansion," Pota writes.