The Heat: World Population

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India is poised to become the world’s most populous nation. What does it mean for the future of the country?

The United Nations projects that India’s population will surpass that of China by the end of this month, making it the world’s most populous nation. Analysts say the shift will bring the country a whole set of opportunities as well as challenges. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Alaka Basu is a Professor of Sociology at Cornell University.
  • Stephen J. Shaw is a Data Scientist, Demographer and Founder of
  • Victor Gao is Chair Professor at Soochow University.
  • Chidanand Rajghatta is the Foreign Editor and U.S Bureau Chief of the Times of India.