A look back at some of our biggest and best stories from this week. In case you missed them, here's a recap:
1. How Modi came up trumps to swing results in Lok Sabha elections 2019
For a man dubbed on election eve as Divider-in-Chief by Time magazine, Narendra Modi had the last laugh on Counting Day. His stunning victory in General Elections 2019 shattered the age-old prisms of looking at India, as the Modi juggernaut levelled the divides of caste, demography, gender and geography that had defined Indian politics since Independence.
2. Decoding Lok Sabha election results 2019: 6 reasons how the verdict became a pro-incumbency vote
In the end, this has turned out to be a Lok Sabha election where India did not vote to elect its MPs but to choose the PM. Without any shred of doubt, this is a vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
What does it take to materialise a pro-incumbency vote at the centre in India amidst a concerted bid of opposition to gang up against the incumbent?
3. Narendra Modi 2.0: What does a historic win mean for the US, China and Pakistan?
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his second term in office, he will have two major tasks in hand: protecting India's security, without compromising on its decisional autonomy and reconciling the ideological and the pragmatic.
Although Modi enjoyed a string of foreign policy successes during his term in office, the new government will be confronted by significant tests, several foreign and defence policy experts told CNBC-TV18.
4. Making history: Modi touches milestone with biggest repeat mandate in 48 years
As the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies are heading towards an emphatic election win, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attributed the victory to the country.
Modi, who is all set to start his second straight term as the prime minister, has tweeted that India has won. “Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again,” he said on his Twitter handle.
5. Comment: The blunt message from the historic verdict for Narendra Modi for the Congress and Left
An improvement on the 2014 performance by the BJP-led NDA is what the exit polls tipped on May 19, 2019. The exit polls were right. The — few — naysayers have been proved wrong.
6. Election verdict is vote for continuity, death of crony capitalism, says Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala sees the Lok Sabha election results as a vote for continuity and end to crony capitalism and bogus secularism.
7. IndiGo becomes Indian aviation's Maruti with 50% market share
When IndiGo took to the Indian skies in August 2006, Jet Airways was the largest airline in India with a market share of 27.7 percent. More than a decade later, the former is the largest airline with a market share of almost 50 percent, while the latter is on ventilator.
8. Air India to launch a slew of flights; offers Dubai travel at Rs 7,777
Air India announced that various new flights would begin from next month on domestic as well as international routes in order to meet heavy demand of seats during the summer vacation.
9. Your soap could be about to get cheaper
In a bid to ramp up volumes, Indian soap makers are offering special promotions on soaps across segments, in urban as well as rural areas.
According to sources, who spoke to CNBC-TV18 on condition of anonymity, the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies have started pushing promotional packs of soaps at special price points to lure customers into buying.
India, the world's second-largest mobile phone market after China, is flooded with smartphones, and phone makers from China, Taiwan and South Korea are fighting a key battle to retain the market. So, if you’re looking for the best phones under Rs 40,000, you can expect premium smartphones with good design, best in class performance, a decent camera and a flagship-grade experience.
10. VISUAL STORY | Here are the best smartphones to buy under Rs 40,000 in May 2019