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  1. 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 for...

  2. 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 the...

  1. 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. His...

  2. 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 the...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 “ambition,...

  5. 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 ruling...

  6. 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 groups...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. June 9, 2014

    India launches Chinese-style economic revival plan

    Narendra Modi’s new government in India on Monday announced ambitious, Chinese-style plans to revive the struggling economy...

  10. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2014

    Modi's India: e-commerce to be retail winner

    The young assistants in the tiny store by the FT Mumbai bureau are exemplary shopkeepers. They have everything for those who...

  11. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2014

    Now for the hard part: India's infrastructure challenge

    Within an hour of landing in most Indian cities, visitors see what is holding back Asia’s third largest economy. They get a...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    June 2, 2014

    Protest in Uttar Pradesh

    Pawan Kumar/Reuters Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters are stopped from moving towards the office of Akhilesh Yadav,...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 28, 2014

    Modi's cabinet: meritocracy at work?

    It seems everyone is optimistic about India as Narendra Modi, the new prime minister, takes charge. His track recored as...

  14. May 26, 2014

    Modi needs superpowers to meet investor expectations

    Financial markets and investors have welcomed the prospect of a Narendra Modi-led Indian government. The stunning victory of...

  15. May 25, 2014

    Modi faces tough task kick-starting investment

    A challenging to-do list awaits Narendra Modi once he is sworn in on Monday evening as India’s prime minister, in front of...

  16. May 24, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif to attend inauguration of Indian PM Modi

    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister, is to attend the oath-taking ceremony of India’s newly elected prime minister...

  17. May 23, 2014

    Narendra Modi to be India’s first social media prime minister

    “India has won! Good days are coming.” That tweet – in a mixture of Hindi and English – was the confirmation that millions...

  18. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2014

    India's new cabinet - as chosen by social media users

    Who do India’s social media masses want to see in Narendra Modi’s new cabinet? Simplify360º, a media monitoring...

  19. May 19, 2014

    Modi courts allies for economic reform push 

    To judge by India’s newspapers, the real winner in last week’s landslide election was not Narendra Modi, the prime...

  20. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Guest post: Modi's task is Thatcher-style revolution

    By Srivatsa Krishna There is enormous speculation about the complexion of the economic regime of Narendra Modi now that he...

  21. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2014

    Guest post: what India expects of Modi

    By Sanjeev Prasad of Kotak Institutional Equities In two words, development and governance! The results of the 2014 national...

  22. May 16, 2014

    Pockets of wariness amid the delirium in new leader’s home state

    India’s next prime minister looked eerily calm as he pushed through heavy crowds and ducked into a waiting vehicle outside...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    May 16, 2014

    BJP supporters celebrate preliminary results

    Anupam Nath/AP Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters hold a shivling, a symbolic representation of Hindu God Shiva, and...

  24. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2014

    Guest post: election over, what now for India's economy?

    By Derek Scissors, American Enterprise Institute The Indian election is over. Does this mean Indian economic reform will...

  25. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Guest post: Key tasks for a strong Modi government

    By Amitabh Dubey, Director of India Research, Trusted Sources Equity and currency markets seem to have priced in a strong...

  26. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2014

    Guest post: Modi's blitzkrieg campaign heralds a new era

    By Siddharth Mazumdar, Citizens for Accountable Governance (which campaigned for Modi) It has long been assumed that Indian...

  27. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2014

    India election: the "other" parties - feast or famine?

    The rise of regional parties remains one of the great trends of modern Indian politics. This election was meant to be no...

  28. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    After exit polls came out last night, supporting the view that Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will come...

  29. beyondbrics

    May 12, 2014

    India elections: the bookies back Modi

    India’s underground gambling industry, like its opinion polls, is predicting a win for Narendra Modi and the opposition...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 12, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    It’s the final day of voting in India, with exit polls published tonight. That explains the strong rally on the equity...

  31. May 12, 2014

    India election: exit polls put Modi on course for strong victory

    Narendra Modi of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party looks set to become India’s next prime minister after exit...

  32. May 12, 2014

    Hindu nationalist leaning stirs up debate over Modi’s vision

    The sports field in Sagar, a small town in northern India, by 7am is filled with fitness buffs – running, walking, doing...

  33. beyondbrics

    May 12, 2014

    Indian elections: the return of caste

    The issue of caste never really went away during this election campaign. How could it in a country where government jobs and...

  34. May 11, 2014

    India election marathon heads into final stretch

    Voters in the Hindu pilgrimage town of Varanasi will cast their ballots in a hard fought contest on Monday, as India’s...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2014

    India elections: Stanford Law School and the 2002 Gujarat riots

    As India’s vast general election draws to a close, Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for the opposition Bharatiya...

  36. beyondbrics

    May 9, 2014

    India elections: voting for prohibition?

    It’s a scene to strike terror into the heart of the most hardened foreign correspondent. After a long, hot day on the Indian...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2014

    India elections: FIIs and what's to come

    Votes will be counted in India next week, bringing the world’s largest democratic exercise to a close. With great hopes that...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2014

    India elections: four grim challenges for a demoralised Congress

    It’s only fair. After our provocative blog on Monday on the four things that could go wrong for Narendra Modi and the...

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