TikTok Is Taking Over India

Snigdha Poonam
TikTok Is Taking Over India

NEW DELHI—On a hot afternoon on the lawns of a lavish country house south of India’s capital, Ronak Bhatia waited patiently for his shot at fame. TikTok is currently the most downloaded mobile app in the country, with more than 200 million users, and it’s shaping a new youth culture in which millions of young people—in big cities and small villages alike—are trying to be TikTok’s next big star.