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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wields ever-growing power due to an increasingly lame legislature.   © Reuters

In Modi's India, bright mood masks danger to democracy

Citizens are happy with nation's direction but data shows troubling trajectory

BEN HEUBL, Data Journalist | India

LONDON -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is riding broad support from a populace that is happy with the country's direction. Despite the optimism, however, new data shows the nation is veering dangerously away from democracy.  

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