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Trolling India's Modi has been Rihanna's biggest hit yet

Singer's tweet in support of #FarmersProtests has shaken New Delhi

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Activists from United Hindu Front burn an effigy depicting Rihanna and Greta Thunberg in New Delhi on Feb. 4: pro-government protests have been on a scale that might make even Donald Trump jealous.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

Popstar Rihanna is a one-woman hit machine. Yet her latest, and arguably most impactful, lyric was anything but music to the ears of Narendra Modi -- and a jolt to the nerves of the strongman's government.

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