US-India Global Review

CHAIRMAN AND PUBLISHER SUDHIR M. PARIKH, M.D. COO ILYAS QURESHI EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT BHAILAL PATEL EDITOR ELA DUTT EXECUTIVE EDITOR SUJEET RAJAN CONTRIBUTING WRITERS RUCHI VAISHNAV * JULIE ZAUMER * CONSTANTINO XAVIER* LORI ROZSA* VINEETA PANDEY* R S SHARMA* C. RAJA MOHAN* C. CHRISTINE FAIR* PALLAVA BAGLA* ORIANA SKYLAR* LAYOUT & DESIGN AJITA KAPOOR* PETER FERREIRA * BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER JIM GALLENTINE ADVERTISING SHAHNAZ SHEIKH* SONIA LALWANI * SHAILU DESAI * MUSLIMA SHETHWALA * HEAD OFFICE 115 WEST 30TH STREET, #1206, NEW YORK, NY 10001 TEL: 212.675.7515 WEST COAST OFFICE 650 VERMONT AVE., SUITE 46, ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA 92805 TEL. 661.468.3851 CHICAGO OFFICE 2652 W Devon Ave., Suite # B, Chicago, IL 60659 Ph:773.856.3345/0545/3445, WEBSITE WWW.USINDIAGLOBALREVIEW.COM US-INDIA GLOBAL REVIEW is published by Parikh Foundation For India Global Development Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. No material herein or portions thereof may be reprinted without the consent of the publisher. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily in accordance with the opinions and views of the magazine, its personnel, its agents and no liability is assumed by the publisher thereof. Advertising copy and artwork are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. No warranties, guarantees or endorsements are made by the publisher. 3 US-INDIA GLOBAL REVIEW JANUARY-MARCH 2018 T his second issue of U.S.-India Global Review magazine, launched by Parikh Foundation for India’s Global Development, based in New York City, focuses on the expanse and depth of the relationship between the United States and India. The think tank, will, in the months and years to come, disseminate and flesh out issues that are critical to India, and its growing relations on a variety of fronts with the United States. The purpose of the think tank is also to ensure that the good work done by the Indian government, on the domes- tic and international arena, is brought out in its proper per- spective, and highlighted in the US. In this issue, we have analysts' views about the role the U.S. might see itself playing in mediating the India- Pakistan conflict, if any, and New Delhi's aspirations to being a military power. Accompanying it is a speech by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that defines the contours of the bilateral relation- ship and where Washington sees India going in the next one hundred years, and how it is building its comfort-level with being a major global power. Editor Ela Dutt examines the impact of Tillerson's 100-year vision. We also look at the role Indian-Americans play in this country, as movers and shak- ers, with a focus on Congressional representatives. Half-way into their two-year terms, four Indian-American lawmakers in the House of Representatives took time out to respond to our queries on what their concerns and achievements have been, and how they view the U.S.-India relationship. We have an engaging piece on food, another defining characteristic of the melting pot that is America. It dwells on how Indian cuisine has become ubiquitous in this country of many cultures. Love and marriage - so integral to everyone's life - is part of a feature on the knot that binds a man from South India to his bride from America. The issue also includes a look-back by Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar at the devel- opment of India's economy over two decades since liberalization began, an article car- ried first by the Cato Institute, which it willingly shared with us. We also have a column by our Executive Editor Sujeet Rajan on the issue of national- ism in the sports arena, and what it means for America. Publisher’s Note Dr. Sudhir M. Parikh (Dr. Sudhir M. Parikh is Founder & Chairman, Parikh Foundation For India’s Global Development and Parikh Worldwide Media. Dr. Parikh is a recipient of Padma Shri, 2010) US-INDIA GLOBALREVIEW