1,080: population in millions 2005 . . .
3.3: area in millions of square km . . .
2 and 7: India's rankings in the world in terms of population and area respectively . . .
My friend Priya is 20 and lives in Mumbai. She's not religious but accompanies her mother to the temple every morning. She wears a vest top to college but covers herself in a jacket when she leaves the house.
The books that first made me want to see India were by E M Forster, Jan (then James) Morris, and V S Naipaul.