Known for its vibrant colours, a hotpot of religions and languages, Gandhi's peaceful 1920 protests that led to its Independence from British rule, as well as endless flavours and spices, India is the world's largest democracy. Spanning over 1.2 million square miles, the country currently has a vast population of 1.3 billion citizens. According to projections made by the UN, by 2028 India will outweigh China to become the single most populous country in the world.
India is a fast growing economic powerhouse, and a nuclear-powered state. While struggling with its own vast economic divide, where some 239 million people are still without electricity, India has made some serious steps towards implementing green solutions for its quickly developing nation. The currently leading BJP, spearheaded by Narendra Modi, is a far-right party that, in 2014, had witnessed the first time in 30 years that a single party had won a clear parliamentary majority.