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  1. beyondbrics

    16 hours ago

    India elections: who's ahead?

    Though opinion polls are predicting that the Bharatiya Janata Party will lead India’s next government, there are some...

  2. April 7, 2014

    India’s BJP woos investors as world’s biggest election begins

    Narendra Modi promised to revive Indian growth and boost foreign investment as voting began for over 800m eligible Indians...

  1. April 6, 2014

    Failure of Congress hands chance to Modi

    That Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party, is favourite to become...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 5, 2014

    India elections: NOTA clue

    Indian politicians from the incumbent Congress Party and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to the fledgling Aam...

  3. beyondbrics

    March 26, 2014

    India elections: jumping the gun on Modi

    Equity investors are taking it for granted. Bookies are putting money on it. And even the international media are taking it...

  4. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    India elections: clandestine bookies tip Modi

    We have heard a lot about how unreliable opinion polls are in the world’s largest democracy. But there is another – albeit...

  5. March 16, 2014

    Narendra Modi in parliamentary bid from India’s Hindu heartland

    Modi’s hat-trick Narendra Modi, the Indian prime ministerial hopeful from the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party, is...

  6. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2014

    India's 'third front' has too many cooks

    Eleven parties came together on Tuesday to launch a ‘third front’ in India’s elections, seeking to overcome the incumbent...

  7. February 14, 2014

    Anti-corruption chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal resigns

    Arvind Kejriwal, the Indian anti-corruption campaigner and self-styled revolutionary, who challenged established political...

  8. February 5, 2014

    India business hits at fuel subsidy plans

    Indian business leaders have criticised politicians for seeking to attract voters with fuel subsidies, special favours for...

  9. The A-List

    January 23, 2014

    How Davos makes a major deal out of minor things

    I had hoped that my 25th trip to Davos would be marked by the award of a silver fondu set, at the very least. No such luck....

  10. January 3, 2014

    India’s Manmohan Singh attacks rival Narendra Modi in parting shot

    India’s octogenarian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, attacked his most likely successor, Narendra Modi, saying his victory...

  11. December 8, 2013

    India’s state voters turn their back on Congress party

    Voters have handed a crushing defeat to India’s governing Congress party and its leaders, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, as the...

  12. September 27, 2013

    Rahul Gandhi’s 3-minute speech stuns India’s ruling party

    India’s governing Congress party was thrown into confusion on Friday when Rahul Gandhi, who controls it with his mother...

  13. October 26, 2012

    Indian foreign minister resigns

    India’s foreign minister, S.M. Krishna, has resigned ahead of a cabinet reshuffle that is expected to elevate younger...

  14. March 14, 2012

    Congress party gambles on rail fare rise

    India’s state-owned railway, one of the largest and most profitable networks in the world, has raised passenger fares for...

  15. March 11, 2012

    Blow to Indian coalition ahead of budget

    The defeat suffered by India’s ruling Congress party in state elections in Uttar Pradesh last week is taking a toll on the...

  16. March 7, 2012

    The slow lingering death of Delhi’s dynasty

    He came, he saw, he failed to conquer. Rahul Gandhi, the great hope for the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, has spent two years in...

  17. March 6, 2012

    Sonia Gandhi’s maternal dilemma

    Mamma mia! Sonia Gandhi returned home from medical treatment abroad this week just in time to face the recriminations...

  18. March 6, 2012

    India’s ruling party in bruising poll defeat

    India’s Congress party suffered a bruising defeat in the key Uttar Pradesh state elections on Tuesday in what is a severe...

  19. March 4, 2012

    Low vote for India Congress party

    Initial exit polls suggest that India’s Congress party could have finished as low as fourth in the Uttar Pradesh state...

  20. March 2, 2012

    Priyanka Gandhi’s time will come

    When Priyanka Gandhi appeared with her two young sons at a stump speech at her family’s constituency of Amethi last month,...

  21. February 28, 2012

    Sonia Gandhi goes abroad for medical checks

    NEW DELHI – Sonia Gandhi, the head of India’s ruling Congress party, has travelled abroad for routine medical checks six...

  22. February 15, 2012

    India’s ‘bumble bee’ defies gravity

    Who is the most powerful person in India? Manmohan Singh, the 79-year-old prime minister whose second term has been a...

  23. February 7, 2012

    ANC report rejects nationalisation of mines

    South Africa’s mining industry appears to have fended off calls for nationalisation as a report commissioned by the ruling...

  24. February 7, 2012

    Congress hopes state poll will revive party

    Jitin Prasada, one of the young leading lights of India’s ruling Congress party, is top billing at a modest roadside rally...

  25. January 24, 2012

    India’s central bank warns on ‘fiscal slippage’

    With five hotly contested state elections pending in February and March, India’s central bank has issued a stern warning to...

  26. January 10, 2012

    India opens part of its retail sector

    India’s cabinet has agreed to open up its retail sector to allow 100 per cent foreign ownership of single brand stores in...

  27. December 21, 2011

    Sonia Gandhi attacks India’s anti-graft crusader

    Sonia Gandhi, president of India’s ruling Congress party, came out boldly in defence of the government’s efforts to tackle...

  28. December 11, 2011

    Singh faces anti-graft fight after retail loss

    Anna Hazare, the Indian anti-corruption campaigner, returned to New Delhi at the weekend to demand the introduction of...

  29. November 29, 2011

    Congress defends path of reform in India

    Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, and Sonia Gandhi, the president of the ruling Congress party, took a united stand in...

  30. November 28, 2011

    Indian retail: Black Friday’s big event

    Black Friday did not disappoint. Newspapers got what they wanted: queues, crushes, and the first recorded use of pepper...

  31. November 16, 2011

    India plays politics with petrol price cut

    Indian state-controlled refiners cut petrol prices for the first time in three years on Wednesday, after one of the ruling...

  32. October 28, 2011

    Sonia Gandhi

    Writing a biography of Sonia Gandhi is no easy task. The first obstacle for those few who have tried is that they gain no...

  33. October 16, 2011

    Graft scandal hits Indian opposition

    India’s Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata party has suffered a big setback in its anti-corruption campaign...

  34. October 3, 2011

    Tensions grow in Gandhi-Singh partnership

    They have always looked like India’s odd couple: the reforming development economist and the left-leaning torchbearer of...

  35. September 12, 2011

    Gandhi must speak about her health and cure ailing party

    The return of Sonia Gandhi to India came not a moment too soon for the ailing party she leads and its political allies....

  36. September 8, 2011

    Sonia Gandhi returns from US medical trip

    Sonia Gandhi, the reclusive leader of India’s ruling Congress party, returned to New Delhi on Thursday morning after a...

  37. August 28, 2011

    Hazare ends hunger strike

    Anna Hazare, the Indian anti-corruption campaigner, ended his public hunger strike on Sunday after a rattled Congress...

  38. August 19, 2011

    Anti-graft crusader splits Indian opinion

    Since his arrest on Tuesday, no shortage of people have stepped forward with a view on Anna Hazare. The ruling Congress...

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