This year could go down as the one that turned everything on its head, India’s popular central bank governor Raghuram Rajan was ejected from his post, Prime Minister Narendra Modi voided 86% of the country’s currency overnight and Donald Trump became U.S. president elect.
India Real Time’s most-read stories show what readers were looking at as they tried to make sense of it all.
Any insight into Donald Trump’s views on India, especially before the election, were particularly popular. Headlines like “What Donald Trump Thinks About Hindus,” “What Trump Said About Growth in India in the U.S. Presidential Debate,” and “What Will Happen to H-1B Skilled Worker Visas Under Trump” drew many readers.
The rising tensions with Pakistan also piqued interest with readers eager to read what journalists on both side of the border were saying about India’s announcement it had hit terrorist camps in Pakistan-controlled territory with “surgical strikes.”
Last month, when Mr. Modi announced all 1,000- and 500-rupee bills would be replaced, readers wanted to know what the new notes would look like and how they could exchange their notes if they were abroad.
They also clicked to see a chart showing that Hindus were the best-educated religious group in the U.S. and kept up with India’s faltering performance at the Rio Olympics.
Below are the 20 best read stories on India Real Time in 2016.
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