Zeba Zoariah Ahsan
Inflation is top of mind for all leaders in Washington and US President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are sliding, appears less inclined to count on hope as a strategy.
The government wanted demonetisation to combat three problems. None of them seem to have been solved.
Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions
Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.