Interview

‘Elections are won with local leaders, PM is often a surprise’

Ruchir Sharma’s coverage of the Indian political system throws up interesting insights into coalitions and polarising leaders

Vishal Koul

The New York-based global investor and author Ruchir Sharma in his book, Democracy on the road, offers an unrivalled portrait of how India and its political system works, drawn from his two decades on the road covering election campaigns, travelling the equivalent of a lap around the earth! In an interaction with Outlook Business, Sharma shares his insights and why he believes India’s reforms will continue unabated.