Tens of millions of people start voting over the next five weeks in the first phase of India’s giant general election.
The missing ingredient in this mix of economics and geopolitics is deeper cultural understanding. The 2019 Indian elections are an opportunity to change that.
Even with the increased patriotic fervour, the BJP will find it difficult to repeat its sweeping success of 2014.
The government hopes that its electrification achievements will be rewarded by voters, but reliability and affordability remain key issues