India is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal on the south-east, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north-east; and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; in addition, India's Andaman andMore
Published 11-Oct-2014 21:28 IST
India is a vibrant society with an increasingly vigorous internal dynamic and an increasing influence, directly and indirectly, in the world. Its significance lies not only in its size but also in the questions raised by the path India has chosen in domestic and foreign policy. This nation is the largest functioning democracy, with regular and freely contested elections. Thus, it is the test of whether democracy is a suitable system of government for large numbers of relatively poor people – in a world whereMore
Published 11-Oct-2014 21:44 IST
India is a challenge unlike any other country. With over 814 million voters exercising their franchise and more or less peacefully ushering in political change every five years or so, India remains the world’s largest functioning democracy. With 29 states, 22 official languages and a home to every major religion, India’s diversity is mindboggling. In India, traditional media continues to grow at a pace not seen in the West in many years. India Today, one of India’s leading news magazines for example, continuesMore
Published 11-Oct-2014 22:07 IST

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