They may build skyscraper mansions, travel by private jet and throw sumptuous wedding parties, but it seems India's super-rich are much slower at opening their wallets for charity.
Indian homeless eat food at a feeding programme for the poor in Hyderabad, on March 17, 2013. India has 55 billionaires but like other emerging economies its charitable giving still lags markedly behind that in the West where the tradition of wealthy businessmen donating chunks of their fortunes is much more deeply ingrained.
India now has 55 dollar billionaires, the fifth-biggest number in the world, according to a Forbes ranking this month.
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