India's Pistol-Packing Mamas

India's abysmal crime record is a reflection of matters turning from bad to worse in the form of a fast-spreading gun culture, with women legally arming themselves for protection. The high-growth hubs around the national capital region of New Delhi including Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida, home to some of the country's highest-profile multinationals, software and outsourcing firms, are the flashpoints, with discontent brewing among those not part of the growth story that is being experienced by a migrant populace driving swanky cars, housed in state-of-the-art high rises and spending prolifically on their lifestyles.

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