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.
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.
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.
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.