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Modi's Mandate, and Other Reasons Why India's Election Results Are So Historic

BJP leader Narendra Modi surrounded by supporters, security, and media after visiting his mother on May 16, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

The phenomenal scale of Narendra Modi's win gives him the mandate to carry out the wide-ranging reforms that are seen as necessary to revive India's economy, writes Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.

Does Modi's Election Signal an End to 'Inclusive India'?

BJP leader Narendra Modi gestures to supporters as he sits with his mother Heeraben Modi, not seen, on her front porch after seeking her blessing on May 16, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

An extreme disenchantment with the status quo has propelled Indians to choose a candidate that could make their country unrecognizable, writes Satchit Balsari.

What Does the BJP's Big Win Mean for India? Experts Weigh In

BJP supporters dance as they set off crackers as poll results come in at the party's headquarters on May 16, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. Early indications from the Indian election results show Mr Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party was ahead in 277 of India's 543 constituencies where over 550 million votes were made, making it the largest election in history. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Asia Society experts and fellows comment on what the election results mean and what they’ll be watching for as the BJP government assumes power and begins implementing its agenda.

Why India Matters, With or Without Modi

BJP leader Narendra Modi waves to supporters after voting at a polling station on April 30, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

India remains "a great long term bet" regardless of who is elected Prime Minister, and the U.S. government and private sector should maintain their commitment to the country, argues Anubhav Gupta with the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Listen: India Analysts Describe 'Opportunity' and 'Optimism' of National Elections

Indian polling staff match their individual electoral lists after collecting electronic voting machines and other election material at a distribution centre in Amritsar on April 29, 2014 on the eve of Lok Sabha - lower house - elections. (Nariner Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A panel of veteran India analysts met in Washington, D.C. to discuss how India's national elections could influence the country's prospects for economic growth and international relations.

India Election: Deciphering the Foreign Policies of BJP and Congress

An Indian man pauses after voting at a polling station on April 17, 2014 in the Jodhpur District in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

Tridivesh Singh Maini, a participant in Asia Society's India-Pakistan Young Leaders Initiative, explores what the campaign rhetoric from India's major political parties tells us about their approach to international relations.

Can Women Affect the Outcome of India's Elections?

Shown here on February 6, 2014, Indian Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy is a co-author of the six-point Womanifesto 2014 document. (Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the midst of India's national election, Asia Society's President Emerita sees hope for the country's women in the new six-point manifesto released by a group of prominent activists.

Photo of the Day: Celebrating the Birthday of a God in India

A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

Listen: How India’s 'Politics of Aspiration' Are Shaping Its National Elections

An elderly Indian voter, seen sitting on her son's bicycle, gestures her inked-marked finger as others wait in line to vote outside a polling station in Koliabor, in Assam state's Nagaon district some 180 kms east of Guwahati, on April 7, 2014. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Marshall Bouton, Interim Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute, talks with WNYC's Brian Lehrer about India's shift from "politics of scarcity" to "politics of aspiration."

Photo of the Day: Out For a Stroll in India

An old man goes out walking with a stick on the streets of Bangalore, India on March 29, 2014. (Soumya Geetha/Flickr)
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An old man goes out walking with a stick on the streets of Bangalore, India on March 29, 2014. (Soumya Geetha/Flickr)