New Delhi and Mumbai have been placed at 45th and 46th position while Kolkata takes the 63rd spot in a list of rankings of the top 65 global cities. The list ranks New York, London and Tokyo at the top in that order according to a survey.
Karachi, the only Pakistani city to figure in the list comes in at 60 while Dhaka is ranked 64 and Beijing, which suddenly made a stunning entry into the limelight with the successful hosting of the Olympics, is ranked 15th.
"The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city," says the report released by the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine in collaboration with A T Kearney and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
"Asia now boasts half of the top 10 most global cities (though New York and London still rule). But many of the fastest-growing places are far down on the list, proving the point that it's a lot easier to grow big than it is to grow smart," the magazine said.
Paris and Hong Kong are placed fourth and fifth respectively, while Chicago takes the sixth spot, followed by Los Angeles (7), Singapore (8), Sydney (9), Seoul (10), Brussels (11), San Francisco (12), Washington (13) and Toronto (14).
"So what makes a Global City? Not size alone, that's for sure; many of the world's largest megalopolises, such as Karachi (60), Lagos (59), and Kolkata (63), barely make the list. Instead, the index aims to measure how much sway a city has over what happens beyond its own borders -- its influence on and integration with global markets, culture, and innovation," the report said.