India’s biggest e-commerce company is not Flipkart or Amazon, but IRCTC, the Indian Railways’ ticket booking website. Twenty million people travel by train every day on average, and IRCTC sees some 60 million visits every month. That’s around 2 million site visitors every day, and IRCTC issues 700,000 tickets on average each day.
Adding an erudite touch to train journeys, the railways ministry is looking at a proposal to rename trains after famous literary works, referencing not just their authors but the region they come from.
India plays an important role in Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. The film looks at India to highlight the challenges developing nations face as they seek to move away from conventional, polluting coal energy toward clean but less established sources of renewable energy.