India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t waste much time: Among his first acts on his first day in office was to make it a priority to recover billions of dollars stashed overseas to avoid taxes.
Before heading to India’s snow-capped Himalayas to study Hinduism at age 17, Narendra Modi burned family photos, discarded most of his clothes and bent to touch his mother’s feet to receive a blessing.
On most mornings for the past two years, Sanjay would caddy for a group of Indian bureaucrats as they played a round at Delhi’s most prestigious golf club amid strutting peacocks and 15th century monuments.
India and China focused on boosting economic ties in the first formal talks between the two countries holding more than a third of the world’s people since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power in New Delhi last month.
Along the banks of the Ganges River in one of Hinduism’s holiest cities, Rajiv Tandon hung flags of Narendra Modi’s party in preparation for his arrival a day after he swept to power in India with the biggest mandate in 30 years.
Himat Bahadur Singh recalls when former India Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi promised his village a bridge that would allow easy access to a community on the other side of the river. Thirty years later, he’s still waiting.