Last year itself, 1,000 Indian films did a business of more than USD 2 billion. Now a 43 per cent of the world population (BRICS nations) could be the market for Indian films and even for movies from other four nations.
Seventeen-year-old Malvika Raj Joshi doesn't have a class X or XII certificate but has made it to the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), thanks to her computer programming talent.
Thirty years ago, India discovered the dreaded HIV virus had reached its shores when blood samples from six sex workers tested positive. It was largely due to the efforts of one young scientist - but until now, her pioneering work has been all but forgotten.
In India, you can be charged with sedition for liking a Facebook post, criticising a yoga guru, cheering a rival cricket team, drawing cartoons, asking a provocative question in a university exam, or not standing up in a cinema when the national anthem is being played.
Cricket in America is not all that new; baseball evolved from the mother game.A match played between the U.S and Canada in 1844 watched by more than 10,000 spectators, is considered the game's first international - and the oldest international sporting event in the modern world.
The trend of Indian cuisine gaining popularity around the world is expected to gain momentum in the next few years, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and established Indian based restaurant chains to expand internationally."
Sindhu, ranked world No. 10, made a strong run through the tournament, beating higher-ranked Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semifinals. Her silver medal makes up somewhat for the disappointing run of fellow Indian Saina Nehwal
Even as lakhs of students toil to get into the country's most prestigious educational institutions - the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) - the dropout rates at these institutes are not low either.
On 22 July, an Indian military plane with 29 people on board, including six crew members, went missing over the Bay of Bengal. More than three weeks and a massive search operation later, there is no trace of the plane.