India’s capital of Delhi is populated with approximately 17 million people. It is a sprawling and bustling urban center with a population density of 11,300 per square kilometer. Despite a struggling infrastructure that varies from stunning architecture & World Heritage sites to dilapidated buildings and refuse dumped along the roads, there is an efficiency to the daily activities. This is beautifully illustrated by the time-lapse photography of Jack Fisher.
At its peak during the 2013-14 winter, the air quality in Delhi was 60 times acceptable safety limits, giving it the inglorious distinction of the world’s most polluted major city. For details and photos, check out the CNN story here.
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I have only been in India for a little less than 72 hours, but I have coined a new term to help describe my observations:
From “India” & “momentum” meaning the force exerted by 1.2 billion people to accomplish tasks despite extreme difficulties.
Courtesy Arun Ganesh, National Institute of Design Bangalore, 2011. CC-by-SA
With over 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populous country and the largest democracy in the world (the United States has about 315 million). India is the 7th largest country by area. India has more than 27 cities with populations in excess of one million (2001), yet nearly 70% of the Indian population is rural. India possesses a large, ethnically, linguistically, and religiously diverse population with numerous dense urban centers.