This graphic tries to portray the weight or pressure that India’s billion strong (and growing) population exerts on the development process of the country. To develop the country or to ‘uplift’ such a huge population, India’s development process will have to be that much stronger, weightier and tougher.


This graphic, based on the iconic computer game Pac-Man, takes a somewhat pessimistic approach and asks if India’s mighty population is ‘eating up’ the country, mainly from an environmental perspective. While India’s large (and growing) population can be advantageous in some ways, it is not hard to imagine how much pressure it exerts on the country’s finite resources.