Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
There's a lot of expectation on the shoulders of Narendra Modi as he is sworn in as Prime Minister of India this Monday. Becky Anderson was in New Delhi as the extent of his election victory was revealed. Here she examines the traits and policies that propelled Modi to the top job – and the criteria by which he'll be judged as he assumes the role.
India's ruling Congress party has conceded that it is headed for defeat to Narendra Modi and the BJP. CNN's Becky Anderson visits a New Delhi market, where she speaks to former Editor-in-Chief of "The Hindu" Siddharth Varadarajan about what comes next after the biggest election the world has ever seen.
As the eyes of the world focus on the world's most populous democracy, photographer Tom Pietrasik talks about his work living in and travelling through India for the last ten years.
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We're just days away from learning the results of the world's biggest ever exercise in democracy. 815 million Indians were eligible to vote in an election process lasting five weeks. And for those who turned out, money clearly matters.
India was once mentioned in the same breath as China in terms of economic growth. But that growth has diminished in recent years and GDP per capita is now just a quarter that of its northern neighbor.
Many Indians feel that the leadership of BJP candidate Nardendra Modi will encourage new growth. His record in the state of Gujarat has far exceeded the national average. And support is now coming in the significant form of industrialist Gopichand Hinduja.
Just this weekend India-born Gopichand and his brother Srichand Hinduja were named Britain's leading billionaires by the Sunday Times. Speaking exclusively to CNN about the impending election result and its repercussions, Gopichand says that a Modi majority can help to bring stability and economic confidence to the world's most populous democracy.
We’ve all heard of people having a heart of gold. But what about a belly of the shiny stuff? That’s what doctors in New Delhi found when a man arrived from overseas in severe discomfort. As Amir Daftari reports, his apparent attempt at tax evasion did not have a glittering end. A warning: this story may prove hard to stomach.
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