India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It 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. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia. Its capital is New Delhi; other metropolises include Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.
Home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four religions–Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism–originated in India, whereas Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE, and they also played a part in shaping the region’s diverse culture. Gradually annexed and brought under the administration of the British East India Company from the early 18th century and administered directly by the United Kingdom after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, it became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi.
In 2015, the Indian economy was the world’s seventh largest by nominal GDP and third largest by purchasing power parity. Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies and is considered a newly industrialised country. However, it continues to face the challenges of poverty, corruption, malnutrition, and inadequate public healthcare. A nuclear weapons state and regional power, it has the third largest standing army in the world and ranks sixth in military expenditure among nations. India is a federal constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system and consists of 29 states and 7 union territories. It is a pluralistic, multilingual and multi-ethnic society and is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.
adding page this day (from raised eyebrow ness):
india – bi et al
@scottsantens2017 is not messing around. Looks like India is set to announce # as the way forward. And they’re right. businessinsider.com/india-indian-g…The most striking thing which we hadn’t actually anticipated is that the emancipatory effect was greater than the monetary effect.
Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) tweeted at 4:24 AM – 4 Jan 2017 :
Google is to launch a tool to enable small businesses in India to create a mobile-friendly website for free https://t.co/npjgzyLylF(http://twitter.com/WSJ/status/816606125294551044?s=17)World Economic Forum (@wef) tweeted at 4:38 AM – 4 Jan 2017 :
Migrants sent half a trillion dollars home last year. These maps show where the money went https://t.co/yTbDd3vkN7#migration https://t.co/SnQKgrMK50(http://twitter.com/wef/status/816609856874549248?s=17)
so now india…how much will india feel like ie:me even
rp – bi et al
CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 6:59 AM – 15 May 2018 :
An estimated 239,000 girls under the age of five die in India each year due to neglect linked to gender discrimination, a new study has found. https://t.co/Tia1XnyigN (http://twitter.com/CNN/status/996374406384508928?s=17)
Carl Malamud (@carlmalamud) tweeted at 6:01 AM – 30 May 2018 :
Minimum wage in India. This is for Rajasthan, but other states comparable. https://t.co/QZHP5Iy9lo 213 INR ($3.16) per day. That’s typically for 12 hours or more of backbreaking labor. And, more often than not, workers don’t actually get the minimum wage. (http://twitter.com/carlmalamud/status/1001795810508472321?s=17)
R (@Rumy_L) tweeted at 12:21 AM – 29 Jul 2018 :
India is about to remove 7 million muslims from its national register of citizens in Assam because they speak a different language and worship a different God. When will the world finally call India out on its persecution of muslims? This is how genocides begin. #Assam (http://twitter.com/Rumy_L/status/1023453447570579457?s=17)
Carl Malamud (@carlmalamud) tweeted at 6:08 AM – 26 Dec 2018 :
I’ll be speaking about a Public Library of India on Friday at 4pm at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. https://t.co/BaNnkILCbp(http://twitter.com/carlmalamud/status/1077914003106611201?s=17)
Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) tweeted at 1:44 PM – 20 Jan 2019 :
India is building one of the most sustainable cities in the world. 60% of the city will be green space or water, the buildings will be powered by #solarenergy, and it will create nearly half a million jobs!
We have solutions to the #climate crisis. Let’s start implementing them https://t.co/PQaJzRANTB (http://twitter.com/MikeHudema/status/1087088562862989312?s=17)
Glad to join a panel with Jamshed Bharucha (formerly President of Cooper Union, Provost Tufts), Kevit Desai, Education Secretary Kenya, Raghav Chandra (former Secretary, Govt of India) and others with David Wilcox moderating it. @TiEDelhi @tieboston and two TiE charter members! https://t.co/qfPyzrKNa7
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/satish_jha/status/1281240440621150213
at closing comments – david mentioned testing in india 5x cheaper.. to could be model for rest of world..
imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for..
@satish_jha (on panel) led one lap top per child india (negroponte.. papert.. et al) .. so next iteration of that .. imo.. sugata mitra‘s hole in wall.. so next iteration of that .. imo.. cure ios city.. with 2 convers as infra.. via tech as it could be..
suggested cities ness