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Welcome to the May 2015 edition of INDIA LIVE, your source for what's happening with India, presented by the Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

Obama Writes Modi Profile for TIME 100

As a boy, Narendra Modi helped his father sell tea to support their family. Today, he's the leader of the world's largest democracy, and his life story - from poverty to Prime Minister - reflects the dynamism and potential of India's rise.

Explore the virtues of yoga in advance of the International Day of Yoga on June 21.
Five Indian E-Commerce Innovations

India's nascent e-commerce market, estimated to boom to $100 billion in revenues by 2020, is witnessing an exceptional number of innovations in logistics and delivery. Dabbawallas, a firm that transports lunches from homes to the workplace, and India Post, the country's postal network, are two of the organizations leading the way.


India's Digital Music Industry to Cross $492 Million by 2020

India's Online Hotel Booking to Reach $1.8 Billion in 2016

'Digital India' a Game-Changer for India's Technology Revolution
India's Female Athletes Enjoy Global Success

While many were watching the Cricket World Cup, India's female athletes women were rewriting history with sports achievements elsewhere. Mary Kom is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, while the women's national kabaddi team won the Kabaddi World Cup for the fourth consecutive year in December 2014.


India's Sania Mirza Becomes World No. 1 in Doubles Tennis

Chess Grand Master Anand Rewarded With Planet's Name

Indian Nuclear Chemist Lahiri Awarded Hevesy Medal
Youth in India Are Flocking to Harley Davidson and Royal Enfield Motorcycles

The motorcycles of Royal Enfield and Harley Davidson have been growing by 40-50 percent each year, and the sales of these high-end motorcycles are showing no signs of slowing down.

Record 90 Indians Make 2015 Forbes Billionaires List

New York Times Critic Celebrates Indian Dance

Indian Navy Rescues 3,000 from Yemeni Conflict
U.S. Tourists Most Frequent Users of India's Visa on Arrival

Tourists from the United States accounted for 33 percent of the users of India's Visa on Arrival program in March, followed by Germany, Russia, Australia, South Korea and Ukraine. The program saw a massive increase in the past year, as users numbered just under 2,000 in March 2014 but topped 28,000 in March 2015. The government has made the program available to 44 countries.


'Golden City' Jaisalmer Features Dunes, Ruins and Cafes

Kerala Lighthouse Museum Beckons to Tourists

Industrial Tourism Initiative Launches in Gujarat