My brother-in-law pointed me in the direction of this extraordinary site some days back.
It has some amazingly cool presentations on global development statistics and trends.
For a fascinating perspective, see this chart check the box labelled “trails” (bottom right) and chart India and China from 1979 to date.
For those of you who missed it, heres “Why India will* overtake China – I”
* And in case you are still wondering about the title (which was in the best traditions of sensationalism), I accept it should be “might” rather than “will”…