Indian Prime Minister Modi’s unconventional appointment of a former career diplomat as foreign minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, suggests India will have its most visible and active role in the global community yet.
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In the most polarising and toxic elections in India’s history, the voter turnout of 67.1 percent — 604 million — was the highest ever. Fierce social media wars contributed to the nastiness. It is hard to say whether political discourse was coarsened more by PM Narendra Modi or his opponents.
With elections for the European Parliament approaching on the 23 May and the UK now having to take part in them after Theresa May was granted more time to piece together a withdrawal agreement, it is worth contemplating the rarely considered view of the Brexit spectacle from the other side of the Channel.