India’s enormous election, and more from our daily podcast

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THE WORLD’S largest democratic exercise is under way in India. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, looks likely to win on a divisive platform of Hindu nationalism and aggression towards Pakistan, even if those are not voters’ biggest concerns. Social-media companies are increasingly under the microscope of regulators; we take a look at the seemingly intractable problem of policing online content. And pole-dancing is trying to shed its seedy image. But can it develop into a global sport? Runtime: 21 min. 

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