Six months into his post, India's Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi appears to be facing his worst nemesis, the resurgence of militant, chauvinistic and violent Hindu nationalism.
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In this politically charged atmosphere, I experienced sparks of madness and maturity that were exhibited by the people in Benaras.
Following growing public criticism, the Financial Times magazine fDi has withdrawn its recent "Asian Personality of the Year" award to Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat.
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