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What Young Indians in Silicon Valley Have to Say About Modi's India

Maina Chawla Singh | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Maina Chawla Singh

Is Modi's visit "Madison Square Garden Part 2?" Not really. It is unlikely that San Jose will surpass Madison Square Garden in the numbers game, but in the digital game, it just may well.

Here's a Report Card on Modi's First Year in Office

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Shashi Tharoor

NEW DELHI -- Despite speaking eloquently of tolerance and accommodation, Modi has remained largely silent in the face of hate speech by BJP ministers and MPs that is alienating India's non-Hindu minorities. The BJP may preach development, but it is practicing bigotry -- a contradiction that Modi could resolve only by repudiating the forces that helped ensure his electoral victory.

A Tale of Two Modis

Samir Saran | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Samir Saran

NEW DELHI -- The government's honeymoon is perhaps already over and realistically it has another six to 12 months to start putting flesh on the bare-bone schemes and ideas announced this past year. If these do not eventuate, one may well witness emptier stadiums abroad and hear shriller voices at home. Ultimately, for PM Modi to sell the Incredible India story, he will need to make India credible.

Gandhi's Challenge to India and America

Harris Wofford | Posted 02.07.2015 | World
Harris Wofford

The Prime Minister of India's new campaign draws strength from Gandhi's own example of direct action.

Gifts of the Gita

Richard H. Davis | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Richard H. Davis

Astute diplomatic symbolism aside, the larger question is which Bhagavad Gita will prevail during the Modi Raj. The Prime Minister's personal background leads back to the Gita of RSS founder Hedgewar, who read the work as a conservative, exclusivist, Hindu work.

How Modi's India Is Reshaping Asia

Dileep Padgaonkar | Posted 11.16.2014 | World
Dileep Padgaonkar

How Modi navigates between a number of adverse currents -- tensions between Japan and China, between Japan and Korea, between China and Vietnam -- will determine the extent to which Asia will play a role in shaping international relations over the next few decades.

India Seeks to Balance China's Power in Asia

Brahma Chellaney | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Brahma Chellaney

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to build close strategic ties with Japan in order to put discreet checks on China's exercise of its rapidly accumulating power. China's strategy of constant outward pressure on its borders not only threatens to destabilize Asia's status quo but is also pushing countries like India, Japan, and Vietnam to strategically collaborate. Modi's priority is to ensure stable power equilibrium in Asia.

Civilizational Partners and Equals: What Narendra Modi Means for American Hindus

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 10.11.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

For Hindus in America, Modi's leadership will mark a promising opportunity to bring faith, culture, nation, and world together. There is a great deal of hope riding on what he does, not only for India, but also for symbolizing a Hinduism that is modern, strong, and still true to its universalism.