Not all roses.

Modi, humbled by voters, faces potent economic struggles

With his grip on political power weakened, Modi confronting serious challenge

Prashun Bhaumik | New York | 7 June, 2024 | 09:30 PM

The humbling of Modi’s party resonates in part as an expression of popular frustration that India remains a land of economic peril for hundreds of millions of people, as well as a country defined by astonishing contrasts in wealth. In major cities, five-star hotels boasting sumptuous spas look down on teeming slums that lack plumbing. In rural areas, malnutrition prevails under many roofs, and families struggle to find the money to keep children in school.