The concise BBC Country Profilesinclude links to relevant BBC coverage, newspapers, radio stations, TV channels and an online country timeline.
The US Department of State offers a detailed country profile on India. This site focuses on implications for US/US policy.
Das Auswärtige Amt bietet Länderinformationen über Indien, gibt Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise sowie informiert über die Wirtschaftslage und Wirtschaftsstruktur des Landes.
Portals to the World is a service by the Library of Congress (LOC). The site provides collections of annotated website links for every nation as selected by LOC experts. Links are to both government sites as well as outside servers.
Directory of official websitesof Government of India
The Ministry of External Affairs India.
Embassy of India, Berlin.
Facts and Statistics
Documents (National and Regional Budget Plans and Surveys) provided by the Indian Government
Historical Data collected by the Digital South Asia Library
The Country Indicator for Foreign Policy (CIFP)project represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the political, economic, social and cultural environments of countries around the world. Maintained by Carleton University (Canada).
The International Data Base (IDB) contains statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world. Output is displayed in charts and graphs, but can also be modified individually for use in spreadsheets etc. Maintained by the US Census Bureau.
The Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection offers a comprehensive collection of maps in various formats (political, thematic, relief, etc.). Maintained by the University of Texas (Austin).
Embassy World provides a collection of maps of various countries including India.
The Maps of World site provides both maps of India and basic information on the country.
Historical Maps and Atlases collected in the Digital South Asia Library
Geography, Climate, Geology
Wikipedia has an extensive article on the Climate and Geography of India.
James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden, editors. India: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1995. Includes information on India's Geography, Coasts and Borders, Rivers, Climate and Earthquakes.
Deccan Herald - Bangalore-based daily
The Hindustan Times - New Delhi-based daily
The Pioneer - New Delhi-based daily
The Indian Express - New Delhi-based daily
The Statesman - Calcutta-based daily
The Times of India - Mumbai-based daily
The Asian Age - New Delhi-based daily
India Today - New Delhi-based news magazine
Outlook - New Delhi-based news magazine
The Paperboy India - Portal to more than a hundred Indian newspapers with an online edition
Press Trust of India - non-profit, owned by newspaper titles
All India Radio - public, operates domestic and external networks
Radio Mirchi - commercial network, stations in Mumbai, Delhi and other cities, mainly music, operated by The Times Group
Radio City - commercial, FM stations in Delhi, Mumbai and other cities, owned by News Corporation
Red FM - commercial, operated by India Today Group
Doordarshan Television - public TV; operates national, regional, local and satellite services
Zee TV - satellite, cable TV services operated by Zee Group
STAR TV - operates satellite, cable TV services including STAR News, owned by News Corporation
Sony Entertainment TV - commercial channel
Aaj Tak - 24-hour news in Hindi
New Delhi TV (NDTV) - operates NDTV-India and NDTV 24x7 news channels
Sun Network - commercial multi-channel broadcaster
General Media Information/ Web Portals
The World Wide Media Directory provides access to Indian newspapers, TV channels and radio stations.
Khoj.comIndian Local Search Engine
sify.com Yahoo-type all-purpose, well-linked site by one of India's leading IT-providers.
Hindulinks Hindu nationalist link site with focus on Hindu religion and culture.
List of Internet Portals collected by the World Wide Web Virtual LIbrary
Political and Legal Situation
The Guide to Law Online by the U.S. Law Library of Congress is an annotated compendium of online sources for legal information including selected links to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics.
Politicalresources.net offers an index of political sites available on the Internet, sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media. Attention: Some links are defunct.
Wikipedia has an extensive list of political parties in India (national and state level).
Directory of official websitesof Government of India
Non Government Organizations
NGOs Indiais a online web directory and resource centre of Indian NGOs. The portal is containing information about grassroot level Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Non Profit Organizations (NPOs), POs, GOs in India, success stories of individuals as well as organizations, and other relevant links.
Articles on Indian Politics, Economy and Society
The Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung has an online dossier on India which gives a detailed introduction into Indian politics, economy, society, history, religion, and education and culture. Each section consits of a number of articles (2-3 pages) by Indian and German experts.
Conflict in Kashmir
A collection of links (NGOs, activist groups, essays, articles) pertaining to the conflict in Kashmir, part of the Kashmir Virtual Library. Distinguishes between the pro-Pakistan perspective and the pro-Indian perspectiveand un-biased sources,such as UN-reports.
The library of the University of Californiahas also collected the sources on the conflict in Kashmir.
Cultural Organizations and Institutions (Museums, Archives, Galleries etc)
The Library of Congress (LOC) provides a pathfinder which includes information about education in India
The British Library presents a 17th century illustrated manuscript of the Ramayana. With audio guide.