India is called "a continent by itself" even though it is part of Asia. India has a population of more than 1 billion people and counts for approx. 15% of the world´s population. India is very colorful with lots of traditions, festivities, sports (very British), dance and music (Bollywood!). Indian kitchen & cooking with curries, chapatis, vegies, chilis, etc is world-famous. Financial wealth is not spread evenly: a small percentage of the people is extremely rich, a middle class with good education is comparable to western standards and the majority is still very, very poor.