In the largest election ever, India’s Narendra Modi secured a landslide win. “The vote had been widely viewed as a referendum on the prime minister’s Hindu nationalist politics.”

+ The Economist: “Modi led a posse of cameramen to the scenic Kedarnath Temple, where they dutifully snapped him in a range of poses, from deep meditation cloaked in a saffron shawl, to striding purposefully against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, sporting a grey woollen cassock and felt cap, a silken tiger print cast over his shoulder. The image, half Olympian god and half kung-fu wizard, suits a man who appears to have pulled off a miracle.”