Tag: Shah, Amit (1964- )

India, Day 1: World’s Largest Coronavirus Lockdown Begins

NEW DELHI — In one state, police officers have staked out roads and highways, stopping any passing motorists and demanding to know why they were outside their homes. In another, doctors have been run out of their homes, shunned as carriers of the coronavirus. Across India, crowds swarmed into food stores and cleaned out the […]

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Day 1 of World’s Largest Lockdown: Desperation and Police Blockades

NEW DELHI — In one state, police officers have staked out roads and highways, stopping any passing motorists and demanding to know why they were outside their homes. In another, doctors have been run out of their homes, shunned as carriers of the coronavirus. Across India, crowds swarmed into food stores and cleaned out the […]

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Violence in India Threatens Its Global Ambitions

NEW DELHI — Until recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign to portray India as a rising power seemed to be ticking along despite troubles at home. Much of the world remained quiet, or cautious, in recent months as India began locking up hundreds of opposition politicians and activists without charge across the country. Business executives […]

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Donald Trump Is Going to India to Find Himself

“I love Hindu,” Donald Trump proclaimed during his presidential campaign in 2016. That adoration of India’s majority population, and America’s richest and most obviously pro-Trump minority, may have just gotten deeper. On his first visit to India next week, Mr. Trump claims, he has been promised a welcoming crowd of “10 million” by the country’s […]

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In India, Protesters and Modi Tussle Over Who Can Claim Gandhi

NEW DELHI — The protesters who are challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-centric vision for India liberally evoke the legacy of a national icon: Mohandas K. Gandhi, who wanted a country where Hindus and Muslims lived together and a secular government kept the peace. So it has been galling for them to watch Mr. Modi […]

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