Prime Minister Modi

Obama and Modi Make Progress On Clean Energy Access, Air Quality, Climate

One of the more positive aspects of President Obama's recent discussions with Prime Minister Modi in India was the presence of clean energy and air quality on the agenda. In addition to enhancing bilateral climate change cooperation, the US government has indicated its intention to support India's goal of increasing its installed solar capacity to 100 gigawatts by 2022.

How Did Modi Win It?

When in 2013 Modi sought to storm his way on to the national centre stage, I was fairly certain that moderate forces and reasonable men and women would be able to stand up to him; and, when that did not happen and he managed to frogmarch the Bharatiya Janata Party to his will, I began to watch with alarm as a determined and well-financed Modi sneered his way to national victory.