Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day visit to the US grabbed unprecedented attention from the American and international media. Here’s a round-up of some of the stories reported during Modi’s US visit:

New York Times: “Defying Expectations in India, Modi begins key trip to US" (September 25)

“Rarely has any world leader come full circle the way Mr. Modi has: Denied a United States visa for nearly a decade as punishment for his handling of religious riots that broke out in the state he then led, Mr. Modi flies into New York as an immensely popular leader, and a sought-after strategic partner, viewed as uniquely capable of balancing the might of a rising China."

The Washington Post: Obama’s opportunity with India and its new leader (September 28): Nicholas Burns

“More than anything else, he is seeking greater US investment and trade to further his top priority — to get the Indian economy moving again after alarmingly low growth rates during the past two years. Modi and Obama can begin by agreeing to conclude a long-sought bilateral investment treaty and to jump-start collaboration on science and technology, space research and the environment."

New York Times : At Madison Square Garden, Chants, Cheers and Roars for Modi (September 28): Vivian Yee

“They wore his face on their chests, waved it on posters, chanted his name and quoted his slogans, 19,000 fans drawn to a single star. His image stared down from the big screen at Madison Square Garden and emerged on canvas in a live speed-painting onstage. And when the man himself emerged, the capacity crowd on Sunday in New York’s most storied arena roared as one, as if all the Knicks, all the Rangers, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen had suddenly materialized."

Los Angeles Times: India’s prime minister gets rock-star reception in New York (September 28): Steven Zeitchik

Madison Square Garden often hosts cultural icons such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Bono, but on Sunday the storied arena offered rock-star treatment to a political personality: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made the case for a resurgent India to nearly 20,000 enthusiastic supporters.

TIME: India’s Modi comes a full circle at Madison Square Garden (September 28) : Nikhil Kumar

“On Sunday morning, hours after the Swedish DJ (Eric Prydz) finished playing an extended set at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, lines began forming along 31st street and up 7th avenue for the next big act at the venue: a “community reception" for Modi, who like Prydz, made his debut at the famed arena this weekend."

Slate: Mad about Modi : Reihan Salam (September 30)

“If Modi succeeds, however, India will do more than alleviate poverty, important though that is. It will become the “big, powerful country" of Naipaul’s dreams — the kind of place that can afford to ignore Pakistan, its hostile, dysfunctional neighbor, and that won’t get pushed around by China. So you can see why Modi attracted support not just from India’s urban middle class, but also from hundreds of thousands of people of Indian descent in countries around the world, including the United States: He is promising that all of these people will be able to walk a little taller in a world that has long dismissed India as a land of “hunger and snakes."

The Economist (UK): I give you Narendra Modi (September 28 - originally, Sep 29 - edited)

“Inside are over 18,000 Indian-Americans, as prosperous and upstanding a diaspora as you will find from the Redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters. They are willing themselves into the kind of obedient hysteria they were meant to have left behind generations ago in the badlands of Asia, along with hunger and snakes. “Modi, Modi, Modi," shout the massed oncologists, engineers and entrepreneurs, wearing T-Shirts bearing his face and the slogan “Unity, Action, Progress". An Americanised Bollywood dance troupe wearing fluorescent military uniforms gyrates to Bruce Springsteen’s anthem “Born in the USA". The cries reach a lustier pitch. “Modi, Modi, Modi!"

Al Jazeera America: “Toilets before temples: Indian-Americans awed by Modi tone and economics: (September 29): Purvi Thacker

“Down the street, the audience for the event formed a winding line down the block, as enthusiastic volunteers started chanting “Har har, Modi" (“Go, Modi") and “Bharat mata ki jai" (“Victory for Mother India"). Some attendees were humming along as the patriotic anthem “Vande Mataram" was heard down the street. “You think a Rahul Gandhi – elected government will ever be able to draw such a crowd?" asked Ramesh Gajjar, a Gujarati residing in New Jersey. He praised Modi’s transparency and anti-corruption drive. “Even this event is not sponsored by taxpayer money. It is donation-based."

Huffington Post: Narendra Modi: From tea-seller to Prime Minister (September 30) Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

“Modi is a man with a 21st-century vision for India. He wants to implement it immediately — and the vision is about implementation, doing things right, as well as the right things. The new prime minister not only has a vision and an agenda but he has the will and capacity to execute large scale change in the way India functions. His mantra for India — “Unity, Action, Progress" — is focused on the high-level goals and markers in development: girls’ education, solar parks, India should lead the world and “red carpet, not red ink" are his maxims."

The Guardian (UK): “Narendra Modi: US turns on charm as roadshow rolls into New York" (September 29): Jason Burke and Ed Pilkington

“No expense had been spared by the organizers of the $1.5m event. The stage of New York’s Madison Square Garden was filled with dancers in traditional dress, while a laser show and holograms of historical Indian figures lit up the backdrop…"

Global Times (China): “Modi’s US visit seeks to boost flagging ties" (September 28): R. Lakshminarayan

“In their bilateral talks, Modi and Obama are set to touch on global issues. Setting the tone, Modi in his interview with CNN openly backed Russia and China. He refused to criticize Moscow for its annexation of Crimea and reiterated trust in China’s handling of territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas."

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