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Toilets First, Temples Later: Modi’s Promising Act

Modi was molded by Hindutva, but he mobilized a national campaign on reviving India's economy, not religion. Can he deliver on his promise? Are these two on a collision course?

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‘We Don’t Want to Serve Them Biryani’: The Strange Story of a Sunken Pakistani Fishing Boat

The Indian Coast Guard denies sinking a Pakistani fishing vessel.

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What Sri Lanka's Change in Heart Over Chinese Port Project Says About Xi's Pivot

What the back-and-forth over a port project in Colombo says about Beijing’s plans to dominate the Indian Ocean.

Argument

The Looming U.S.-India Trade War

All seems simpatico between New Delhi and Washington. But with the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the horizon, tensions between the two are certain to boil over.

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Gay Cruising in Modi’s India

The art of the pickup in New Delhi, where homosexuality is illegal, Grindr is growing, and policemen are waiting just around the corner.

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