Modi's Year of Possibility

Things could turn around for the Indian prime minister, but only if he's smart and bold.

Last year was an annus horribilis for the Indian leader.

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More than most world leaders, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must've cheered the end of 2015. The year was an annus horribilis for him, marred by policy paralysis, embarrassing electoral defeats and mounting doubts about how transformative his term will turn out to be. He has a chance to regain momentum in 2016, but only if he's smarter and bolder about pushing his reform agenda.

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