If a picture is worth a thousand words, a map or an infograph can condense a ten thousand word thesis into a single digestible chunk. They’re worth a thousand listicles.
India is now the third largest economy in terms of PPP (Purchasing power parity), here are 51 other facts, tweetable nuggets of wisdom that we’ve scavenged like an information magpie, via stat boffins @ianbremmer, @raju, @jairajp, @amazing_maps and other bastions of open data. What are your maps, facts, and stats sources? Wikipedia, Heritage.org, and Gapminder.org are some handy tools. Scroll down all the way to the bottom for an inspirational TED talk from 2009, where Hans Rosling talks about the rise of Asia.
India: Second best at producing wheat,
the second largest labor force in the world,
Largest Labor Forces 1 China 799m 2 India 487m 3 US 155m 4 Indonesia 118m 5 Brazil 106m 6 Bngladesh 77m 7 Russia 75m 8 Japan 66m 9 Pak 59m — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) December 9, 2013
is one of the worst at feeding it’s own.
Its biggest export seems to be human beings,
It’s also one of the most polluted places in the world.
— The Next Meme (@TheNextMeme) April 1, 2014
India’s GDP is the same as Canada,
GDP ($Trillion) 1 US 15.7 2 China 8.4 3 Japan 5.6 4 Germany 3.4 5 France 2.6 6 UK 2.4 7 Brazil 2.3 8 Russia, Italy 2 10 India, Canada 1.8 — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) November 2, 2013
But has 36 times its population.
Kerala’s GDP is comparable to Myanmar
Indian states compared to countries with similar GDPs. pic.twitter.com/VfKTB1iE9a
— Dhruva Jaishankar (@d_jaishankar) May 4, 2014
Maharashtra seems to be the biggest magnet for migrants
— The Next Meme (@TheNextMeme) March 24, 2014
India’s not exactly the promised land
— Balaji S. Srinivasan (@balajis) March 27, 2014
Orissa and Madhya Pradesh average around eight deaths per thousand, each year.
It is one of the youngest countries in the world,
one of the poorest,
where wages are cheap,
— Richard Kamei (@Ridchard) May 1, 2014
cricket is a religion,
and freedom of the press, marginally better than than China or Russia.
On World Toilet Day, we’d rather talk about Politics and Bollywood
Here’s how our banking sector is doing:
Lack of access to credit cards explains this:
India only has 7 million unique credit card users http://t.co/v0ILDuDwma
— /god ╮ (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.) ╭ (@slashgod) February 3, 2014
Here’s where we stand Internet-wise:
The most sincerest form of self love
BTW India stands High on Pornographic Patriotism – Map of the World. Jai Ho! pic.twitter.com/fMUQpX3VlX
— Jairaj P (@jairajp) April 14, 2014
— Jairaj P (@jairajp) May 8, 2014
Not everyone in India has it bad though..
Most Billionaires by Country 1 US 442 2 China 122 3 Russia 110 4 Germany 58 5 India 55 6 Brzl 46 7 Turkey 43 8 HK 39 9 UK 37 10 Canada 29 — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) October 11, 2013
Comforting to think that long term climate change wont be kind to Mumbai’s billionaires.
India is not the biggest spender, but it is the world’s leading arms buyer.
World’s Top Arms Buyers, 2007-12 1 India 2 China 3 S Korea 4 Pakistan 5 Singapore 6 Algeria 7 Australia 8 US 9 Greece 10 UAE — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) October 22, 2013
Indians are not a homogenous group like the Chinese.
1st languages spoken, globally 1 Mandarin Chinese 12.44% 2 Spanish 4.85% 3 English 4.83% 4 Arabic 3.25% 5 Hindi 2.68% 6 Bengali 2.66% — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) October 11, 2013
India has a negative current account balance
Current Account Balance, Bottom 5 (2012) 5 Turkey -$60bn 4 Canada -$60bn 3 Brazil -$65bn 2 India -$80bn 1 United States -$487bn — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 20, 2013
You probably don’t know this fact:
India’s biggest destroyers of Shareholder wealth
State of India’s forests
Putting a number to that:
Tourism is a significant source of revenue
China sends 3 times more students to US than India
China is India’s leading trading partner
India pays as much for fuel as Canada or Australia
What’s fruiting this season? Here’s a handy chart
No prizes for guessing India’s National Fruit
India produces 40% of World’s Mango. Storage & Reaching to Markets is Big Issue. But stop calling us Banana Republic! pic.twitter.com/aF6DLmK4p4
— Jairaj P (@jairajp) March 30, 2014
Takeaway: This downloadable e-book on indigenous drugs of India
How are women represented in the workforce and the electoral rolls?
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) February 15, 2014
Party Time – Number of Political Parties in Elections – Could cross 400 this time! pic.twitter.com/QkDRLYG7Yr
— Jairaj P (@jairajp) March 28, 2014
Gujarat has the highest preference for dynastic politicians
What we ask Google about our politicians
Still here? Check out what the weather is like in this real-time map.
Congrats on making it this far! Here’s the National Pledge, found in all school text-books.
— /god ╮ (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.) ╭ (@slashgod) February 8, 2014
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