No doubt the Obama administration feels overwhelmed. Who has time for India? But make time President Obama must. India matters today. It will matter much more tomorrow, especially if Prime Minister Modi commits his political capital to eliminate barriers to entrepreneurship, investment and growth.
A closer examination of Singh's record reveals a combination of both profound failure and accomplishment. Far from being settled, Singh's legacy is likely to remain the subject of vigorous debate for years to come.
Not only has Modi secured a mandate to be "strong and decisive," but what appeals to the Hindu majority that elected him is his ability to ride roughshod over the processes of government, apparently in the interest of "good governance."
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the finest writers and journalists, passed away recently. The Nobel laureate, considered one of the finest littérateurs ever, gave the world of journalism some of his finest thoughts.
Following record-breaking electoral participation, the results of four state assembly elections were announced on Sunday. The resounding 4-0 victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party served as an ominous flogging of the Indian National Congress.
The potential for what the United States and India can achieve together remains significant, even in light of the obstacles afflicting bilateral ties at the moment. The two countries are witnessing a convergence of interests in an increasing number of critical and diverse arenas.
In the wake of accusations of political lobbying and inappropriate behavior for a reporter, Barkha Dutt, often described as India's Christiane Amanpour, defended herself before a panel of journalists in a first-of-a-kind grilling on Indian television.