For British Biographer, Modi Was Only a Phone Call Away

How does one get Narendra Modi, the front-runner in the race for India’s prime minister, to sit down for an interview? According to Andy Marino, the British author of a recent biography of Mr. Modi, the answer is simple: “Just call him,” he said by telephone from London.

When a skeptical reporter asked a few times whether it was that easy, Mr. Marino, the only foreigner known to have unfettered access to Mr. Modi, seemed surprised. “Call Modi,” he said. “He is a very personable, open guy. Modi has given his number to ordinary voters, and they’ve called, and they’ve been put through. Or he has called back in an hour.”… read it at The New York Times.

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