India has elected its first Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, a man who has already proved himself capable of handling the complexities of modern times.
The country’s first Hindu-majority government has shown a willingness to take on its detractors and engage with them in a way that has not been seen in decades.
And that’s a positive sign.
And it’s a big reason why the results are such a surprise, says Kishore Sharma, senior vice president of global strategic communications at the Pew Research Center.
India’s new Prime Minister has already demonstrated he’s willing to listen, says Sharma, but his message has been delivered in a language that is different from the language of the past.
India has not seen any prime minister in the modern era who was willing to take the time to engage with its critics and engage them in the way that Modi has.
So he’s going to have to do that.
And I think that’s going, at the end of the day, to be a good thing.
And so I think this is a time for people to step back and look at the bigger picture, says Joshi, who also co-authored the Pew report.
I think the message is very much going to be that India is open for business.
And he’s trying to put out a message that he is very open for the people of India.
But he’s also trying to get his message across that he’s committed to economic growth, that India will not be a closed country.
And also to say that he has no plans to compromise with anyone in India.
And this is the message that people are going to hear from him.
And his message will be that he can be a great prime minister and a great leader for India, says Shavit.
But in order for India to really become an economic powerhouse, you need to have a strong middle class.
And to do this, you have to have that middle class that can really invest in your country.
That’s a lot of people who need to come together.
This is not a time to just look to China, says Gupta.
You have to go after the middle class, says Sherry, who is an India expert and a professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Asian Studies.
And they need to understand that this is an opportunity to build an India that will be a place that’s open for investment, a place where people can work and invest.
And for them to understand, this is not just an election to decide who is prime minister.
This election is also a chance to make sure that India can take advantage of the opportunities that are there, says Jain, who teaches business administration at Georgetown.
So if you want to make India more competitive, you’ve got to make the right decisions.
So India’s leaders have to look at what is at stake in this election, she says.
If India’s economy is going to continue to grow, you’re going to need a strong economy.
If it’s going the other way, you may have to make some tough choices.
That is what you need in order to grow the economy, says Amitabh Kant, professor of economics at the University of Toronto.
And the economic challenges that we face are not limited to the Middle East, she adds.
We face a lot more than just Middle East issues, and we also face challenges across the world, he adds.
So it’s really important for them in India to look beyond the Middle Eastern, says Kant.
The message that Modi will deliver is that he understands that India’s economic future is very different than it’s been in the past, she continues.
And you have the opportunity to bring India to a place of prosperity that’s not only the envy of the world.
It’s going not just about economic growth.
And India has to look to Asia and the region as a place for growth and opportunity, she argues.
And a message like that that you’re willing to go through tough times, and do what you can to solve the problems in your own country, is going not only a message, but a message of hope for your country, says Shantanu.
And ultimately, it’s up to you, says Sharad, who has worked on issues of India-U.S. relations for more than 25 years.
The next few days are going the way of elections, she concludes.
But I think you have got to keep the message of optimism.
I don’t think it’s about Modi and India.
This will be about the future of India, and what it means for the world and the next four years.
It has been an amazing time for India.
It will be the time for Modi, Sherry says.