A newspaper with a wraparound cover featuring an image of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sits on a bicycle rack in rural Haryana, India, on May 8. Investment in a strong state unlocks many possible options for tackling India’s housing crisis. Photo: Bloomberg
Chandran Nair
Opinion

Opinion

Chandran Nair

The true measure of Indian democracy is found outside the ballot box

  • The world’s largest democracy, now awaiting the results of its weeks-long election process, needs to become an effective state that can deliver improvements to people’s lives, especially for the millions whose basic needs are barely met

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A newspaper with a wraparound cover featuring an image of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sits on a bicycle rack in rural Haryana, India, on May 8. Investment in a strong state unlocks many possible options for tackling India’s housing crisis. Photo: Bloomberg
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