India is the seventh-largest country and the second-most populous in the world. Following market-based reforms it has become a "newly industrialised country."
The newly formed Republic of India was one of first nations to end the State of War with Germany after World War II and did not claim war reparations from Germany although 24,000 soldiers serving in the British Indian Army died in the campaign to fight Nazi Germany. India maintained diplomatic relations with both West Germany and East Germany and supported their reunification in 1990.
People who are admired and loved by many can also draw draw a lot of critisizm - and still set an example. Take Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun originally from Albania, who took on Indian citizenship and became famous across the world for her work for the poor and sick in India. Sandra Petersmann's report is presented by Samantha Early.
Today on the show we travel from the Indian subcontinent to Africa. In one way or another everyone is trying hard to make their world and their futures better -From the Indian students risking their mental health to get into the top educational institutes; to the Tanzanian scientists trying to keep one step ahead of deadly Malarial mosquitoes.