Consider this: Indians need an Aadhaar card to get a mobile connection, to renew a driving licence, to file their taxes, to open a bank account, and very soon, to even vote.
The government is even considering making Aadhaar ('foundation' in Hindi) the only proof of identity in the future.
While privacy concerns around Aadhaar remain unaddressed, Indians took time out to make light of its increasing importance in their lives, and flooded social media with #AadhaarMemes.
Here are the most hilarious ones.
A half-kilometer brick wall has been hastily erected in India’s Gujarat state ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, with critics saying it was built to block the view of a slum area inhabited by more than 2,000 people.
1 year, 11 months ago
The country that boasts of Asia's largest rail network and possibly the world's highest passenger traffic, will soon roll out a premier train service between Mumbai and Goa — popular destinations on the west coast.
4 years, 8 months ago
Shiv Sena Member of Parliament, Ravindra Gaikwad, in the news for slapping an Air India employee with his slippers, may be permanently barred from flying on the country's national carrier. The Osmanabad MP has refused to apologise for his behaviour. According to latest reports, Air India has cancelled Gaikwad's return ticket from Delhi to Pune.
4 years, 10 months ago