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 VIVEK WADHWA* LAURIE MCGINLEY* RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHI* DOUG RAND* STUART ANDERSON* CHAD PILLAI* WALTER ANDERSON* ANNIE GOWEN* IAN HALL* NATALIA NINGTHOUJAM* LAYOUT & DESIGN AJITA KAPOOR* PETER FERREIRA* BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER JIM GALLENTINE* ADVERTISING SHAHNAZ SHEIKH* SONIA LALWANI * SHAILU DESAI * MUSLIMA SHETHWALA * HEAD OFFICE 35 JOURNAL SQUARE, SUITE 204 JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306 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’s 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. Dear Readers, This is a year of intense political activity in both the United States and India, so we believe it presents a unique opportunity to examine the challenges facing politicians and leaders in both countries, but through a different keyhole as it were. We therefore have two anchor pieces, one on the rise of a class of 'political professionals' in the U.S., attempting to get more Indian-Americans elected to public office up and down the ballot in the Nov. 6 general elections. We also look at India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi through the lens of a leading American scholar, Walter Andersen, to get an academic's understand- ing of his rise from an RSS pracharak to a leader in the eyes of the world, in the last year of his first term as the 2019 elections loom in India. On U.S.-India relations, we look at naval coopera- tion; and check out a bipartisan view in favor of invit- ing foreign entrepreneurs from India and elsewhere to the U.S. Some "good news" pieces to lift our spirits in these times of extreme divisiveness can be found in India's success story with reversing tuberculosis; and the tiny state of Sikkim's valiant effort to ban pesticides; Plus, leading Indian-American thinker on all things IT and immigration, Vivek Wadhwa, writing on remaking education through avatars and AI, gives food for thought. We hope that in this mid-year issue of the U.S.- India Global Review, you will enjoy the eclectic col- lection of articles held together by the threads of challenges and opportunities facing the two largest democracies in the world. 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 3 US-INDIA GLOBAL REVIEW JULY-SEPTEMBER 2018