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    1. May 19, 2016

      Modi’s BJP on course to beat Congress in Assam state election

      India’s Narendra Modi and his nationalist Bharatiya Janata party are set to win control of the north-eastern state of...

    2. May 17, 2016

      ‘Truthiness’ takes hold of South Asian history

      An outbreak of the affliction Stephen Colbert calls “truthiness” has hit India and its neighbours. The US political...

    1. FT Alphaville

      March 2, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Paraphrasing Dimon: “It’s finance’s world, we just get to intermediate it.” - Two related...

    2. February 23, 2016

      India’s caste system is an affront to modernity

      If one were looking for an example of a well-meaning idea gone horribly awry, it would be hard to pick a better one...

    3. February 21, 2016

      India divided over right to political freedom

      India has abruptly found itself at a crucial political juncture, with the arrest of an elite university student for...

    4. February 14, 2016

      India’s BJP accused of dissent crackdown

      India’s Bharatiya Janata party government has been accused of cracking down on political dissent, after a student...

    5. January 21, 2016

      India should seize its chance to shine

      India, long overshadowed by the greater global heft and economic might of China, is enjoying a rare moment in the sun....

    6. January 20, 2016

      Dalit student’s suicide poses unexpected problem for India’s Modi

      The suicide of a PhD student from the lowest rung of Hinduism’s caste ladder is posing an unexpected political problem...

    7. January 13, 2016

      Indian comedian jailed after mocking guru

      An Indian comedian was jailed for two weeks on Wednesday after he appeared to mimic a motorcycle-riding religious guru,...

    8. December 20, 2015

      Protests erupt in India after teenage rapist released

      Angry protests greeted the release of the youngest participant in the fatal 2012 gang rape of a young woman on a Delhi...

    9. November 26, 2015

      India intolerance debate goes viral amid Bollywood star backlash

      A fierce debate over intolerance in India has gone viral after a Bollywood star stirred a firestorm of nationalist...

    10. November 11, 2015

      India’s Narendra Modi under pressure after rebuke by BJP grandees

      Narendra Modi, prime minister of India, is facing an unprecedented challenge to his authority from within his own party...

    11. October 16, 2015

      Indian storm over minister’s comments on Muslims

      A Hindu fundamentalist and senior member of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party has prompted a new storm of protest...

    12. September 22, 2015

      India’s tech-savvy Modi embraces modernity — just not at home

      Narendra Modi is India’s first tech-savvy, social media-enabled prime minister. He has 15m followers on Twitter. He won...

    13. August 31, 2015

      India faith census spurs debate

      Since India’s anti-colonial struggle, right-wing Hindu ideologues have depicted Islam and Christianity as “alien...

    14. July 21, 2015

      India reforms in the balance as opposition smells blood

      India’s opposition Congress party has vowed to block or delay economic reforms proposed by the government of Prime...

    15. June 29, 2015

      A cricket mogul tests the image of the Modi government

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power last year promising a “corruption-free government” for a population...

    16. March 17, 2015

      Nun’s rape stokes Indian Christian fears

      At a recent ceremony honouring the Catholic Church’s canonisation of two Indian saints, Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

    17. February 15, 2015

      Common man takes helm in New Delhi

      Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the two-year-old Aam Aadmi (Common Man) party, described his landslide victory in Delhi’s...

    18. February 12, 2015

      Delhi election rout sends powerful message to Narendra Modi

      Could it have been because of his suit? Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, set tongues wagging last month when...

    19. February 10, 2015

      Modi’s BJP crushed in Delhi poll

      Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party has suffered a crushing defeat in Delhi’s city election, undermining the Indian...

    20. February 8, 2015

      Exit polls point to BJP defeat in Delhi

      India’s Aam Aadmi party, known as the Common Man party, appears poised to retake control of New Delhi, after the city’s...

    21. February 3, 2015

      Aam Aadmi activist Arvind Kejriwal battles with BJP for Delhi

      Arvind Kejriwal electrified Indian politics just over a year ago, as the unexpectedly strong performance of his upstart...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      December 8, 2014

      Support for Modi

      Indian supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans as they listen to Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

    23. beyondbrics

      December 4, 2014

      As India struggles to rediscover growth, is luck on Modi's side?

      So far, things have been going the right way for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he strives to meet ambitious...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 27, 2014

      Indian consumer confidence in the Modi era

      Economists and investors have turned optimistic about the Indian economy since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over...

    25. November 23, 2014

      Doubt cast on Modi’s quest to find India’s black money overseas

      Campaigning for the premiership in this summer’s elections, India’s Narendra Modi tapped into popular anger against...

    26. beyondbrics

      November 12, 2014

      Indian telecoms: sorely stretched

      On a hot Tuesday afternoon Neha Arora, 32, stands outside an upmarket café in south Mumbai, struggling with two mobile...

    27. November 10, 2014

      Modi expands cabinet before India reform push

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his cabinet and council of ministers on Sunday as India’s government prepared to...

    28. September 29, 2014

      Modinomics: no illusionist

      Narendra Modi is right. India is not a country of snake-charmers. But neither is the Indian prime minister a magician....

    29. August 25, 2014

      Thames clean-up inspires Modi’s Ganges plans

      Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, could look to the clean-up of the once filthy Thames in London as a model...

    30. August 15, 2014

      Modi prioritises factories and toilets in Independence Day speech

      Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister, has launched a drive to modernise and clean up the world’s largest democracy with...

    31. beyondbrics

      August 13, 2014

      Has India's Modi really been such a disappointment?

      Just three months ago, this blog reflected the widespread public interest in Narendra Modi, now India’s prime minister....

    32. August 11, 2014

      A shock to Delhi’s durbar culture

      India’s capital, New Delhi, has long been known for its “durbar” culture, a word dating back to the Mughal court, and...

    33. July 14, 2014

      India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley chooses to ‘talk the talk’ rather than ‘walk the talk’ in budget

      Campaigning for parliamentary elections this year, Narendra Modi, now India’s prime minister, and his Bharatiya Janata...

    34. July 11, 2014

      India and China – clash of the titans

      Britain’s chancellor George Osborne was in India this week, praising the new government of Narendra Modi for its...

    35. July 9, 2014

      India’s Narendra Modi picks controversial Amit Shah as BJP leader

      Amit Shah, one of the closest confidants of India’s prime minister Narendra Modi, has been named president of the...

    36. July 1, 2014

      Modi plans overhaul of land law to boost India’s development

      India’s recently elected government is planning to revise a 10-month-old land acquisition law criticised by business...

    37. beyondbrics

      June 12, 2014

      Modi's challenges: the tech revolution

      Even before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) published its election manifesto and before India’s new prime minister,...

    38. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2014

      India capital raising shifts to bull phase

      It is an understatement to say that confidence has returned to Indian entrepreneurs following the election victory of...

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