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Global Compass: India and Its Festival of Democracy

In our special segment, join us as we speak to Sam Stevenson, Asst Editor (Politics) Daily Express of the United Kingdom who had embarked on a short trip to northern India to cover the ongoing general elections.

Speaking to Global Compass, he spoke of how he carried preconceived notions about India’s democracy and societal fabric, which was strongly challenged everywhere he went.

From witnessing political rallies to engaging with dissenting voices in India, Sam provides firsthand accounts that debunk prevailing narratives. He returns deeply impressed by India’s technological innovations like UPI and infrastructure development, prompting reflections on lessons to be learned and shared globally.

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