Modi en A Modi storm comes to Sunnyvale <p></p><p><a style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; line-height: normal;">In&nbsp;</a><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; line-height: normal;">May 2014 Narendra Modi was elected the Prime Minister of India. His sweeping victory made for a watershed election in India. But unexpectedly the reverberations of that election are being felt all the way over in Sunnyvale, California.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 45345 at A Modi storm comes to Sunnyvale Modi and Nehru <p>This week Narendra Damodardas Modi became the 15th Prime Minister of India.<br />Ironically this week also marked the 50th death anniversary of Jawarharlal Nehru – the first prime minister of India. Modi defeated Nehru’s great-grandson and became the first Indian prime minister to have been born after Independence. That’s an important moment for India.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 44382 at Modi and Nehru India's Wall of Noise <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">India is noisy. But at election time the noise reaches a different level. Democracy in action in India is spirited,&nbsp; Raucous. And not always harmonious. We’ll know the results by the end of this week. But for now our ears are still ringing with the sounds of Election 2014.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is a soundscape from the greatest show on earth.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 20:08:19 +0000 Sandip Roy 43826 at India's Wall of Noise Modi the Magnificent <p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal; ">Elections are next year in India.&nbsp; But Narendra Modi, the man who wants to be the next prime minister of India is holding his first major rally in the nation&rsquo;s capital. Everything is outsized about it. The mammoth audience. The three levels of security the press has to go through. The one hundred foot tall cut out of the man towering over the crowd &ndash; welcoming or menacing depending on your point of view.</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:27:30 +0000 Sandip Roy 34155 at Modi the Magnificent