Re: Broad brush.
I have been to India once and it is a nice place to visit.
But they have as obnoxious and self-opinionated politicians as they come and with a back story of racial/religious tensions and piss-poor handling of the pandemic in recent months you can see them trying to fight public opinion by attacking the media.
A big factor in this terrible wave of death in India was the resumption of public rallies for the elections. Hubris.