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To Probe Further: Mumbai

Where to find out more about Mumbai, its power grid, and India's electricity sector

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For an academic overview of how Mumbai is changing, read Bombay and Mumbai: The City in Transition, edited by Sujata Patel and Jim Masselos; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2003.

If you want to feel the pulse of the city through fascinating characters and great writing, check out Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found , by Suketu Mehta Vintage Books, New York, 2004.

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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