When Narendra Modi swept to power in India a year ago, critics said they feared his strongman tendencies. They needn't have worried. In his approach to economic reform, he's been anything but forceful.
In 2014, voters gave Modi a mandate for radical reform and a big parliamentary majority to carry it out. Granted, his government hasn't been idle -- it's done a lot of smallish things, many of them valuable -- but it hasn't been bold. That is what India needed Modi to be. Now, at the end of his precious first year as prime minister, it might be too late.