Narendra Modi

A protester holds a placard during a demonstration against India's new citizenship law in Mumbai on Dec. 27, 2019.

Back to India’s Secular Future

Protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act are rallying Indians of all stripes around their country’s foundational principles.

Demonstrators protest India's Citizenship Amendment Bill in New Delhi on Dec. 10.

Secularism Is Dying in India

Both houses of parliament have passed a controversial citizenship bill that excludes Muslims.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa (L) gestures after taking his oath as the country's new prime minister towards his brother, the newly-elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (R), during a ceremony in Colombo on Nov. 21.

The Rajapaksas Will Ruin Sri Lanka’s Economy

Virulent ethnic nationalism and hateful rhetoric toward minorities might win votes, but it will lead the country to economic ruin.

A voter looks for her name on the electoral rolls at a polling booth in Mumbai on April 29.

Not Everyone Has a Vote in the World’s Largest Democracy

In state and national elections, many Indians find their names missing from electoral lists—and a disproportionate number of those people are minorities and women.

A supporter cheers as Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi speaks in Houston on Sept. 22.

India’s Narendra Modi Isn’t a Game-Changer

“Howdy, Modi” was just one indication that the prime minister’s foreign policy has more similarities to his rivals’ than differences.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace while delivering joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 26, 2017.

In Texas, Trump Hitches His Wagon to Modi’s Star

Why the U.S. president is befriending the beleaguered prime minister.

Indian government forces stand guard in the deserted city center of Srinagar on Aug. 15.

New Delhi’s Demographic Designs in Kashmir

Hindu nationalists have long wanted to reshape the region. Now they are getting their chance.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at a conference in New Delhi on Jan. 8.

Modi Makes His Case on Kashmir

A transcript of the Indian prime minister’s remarks.

A man reads a newspaper on a railway platform in Mumbai on July 24.

India’s Media Can’t Speak Truth to Power

Journalism is in trouble in the world’s largest democracy. The consequences could be dire.

Document of the Week: Trump’s Mistake Reminds the World of This 47-Year-Old Pact

Read the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.

A group exercises in the smog near the tomb of Mohammed Shah at Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi on Jan. 12.

India’s Deadly War on Experts

Empty promises and bad data won’t solve the air pollution crisis.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a rally in Ahmedabad on May 26, 2019.

Modi’s Nationalism Is Spoiling His Global Brand

India’s leader has to mix a muscular foreign policy with a softer touch.

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