Ageing in India | Despite the fact that by 2020 the average age in India will be 29 (compared to 37 for China), the current elderly population of about 81 million people will nearly double to 150 million. Better medical care and low fertility have made the elderly the fastest growing section of society. India, rapidly developing into an economic superpower, is facing enormous social upheaval; new wealth and urbanisation are starting to erode the foundations of traditional values and kinship. India’s elderly and their treatment are a prism of this change. This ongoing work examines the economic and social change that this will have on the lives of individuals in a society where age has always been an indicator of reverence.