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    1. March 11, 2015

      Cairn’s troubles reveal risk of tackling India’s tax authorities

      The risks of grappling with India’s revenue authorities were made abundantly clear on Wednesday, as Cairn Energy’s shares...

    2. February 23, 2015

      Doubts grow over Rahul Gandhi’s future

      The Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty He has been called the Hamlet of Indian politics: the reluctant heir apparent to the...

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    1. 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 prime...

    2. 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 Aam...

    3. January 27, 2015

      Obama says India can be ‘best partner’ for US

      President Barack Obama has elevated India to potentially the “best partner” of the US in a public speech at the end of a...

    4. MBA blog

      November 6, 2014

      The benefits of a prestigious university

      Trinity college photo before the matriculation ceremony What does it mean to be ‘embedded within a world-class university’?...

    5. October 22, 2014

      India’s Congress party stares into the abyss

      Jayanti Keshri has fallen on hard times. For more than three decades, the man in the Nehru cap and the grubby white shirt...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      October 2, 2014

      Indian children dress as Mahatma Gandhi

      Adnan Abidi/Reuters School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a march to mark the 145th anniversary of the...

    7. October 2, 2014

      Modi asks India to clean up

      Not since Mahatma Gandhi, the revered independence campaigner, has any Indian leader appeared particularly concerned about...

    8. beyondbrics

      May 23, 2014

      Guest post: BJP faces tough task reversing the damage

      By Ajay Chhibber, Director General, Independent Evaluation, Government of India The world’s largest exercise in electoral...

    9. May 18, 2014

      New role for India’s ‘common man’ after Modi win

      The broom-wielding anti-corruption activists of the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) party hoped their quest to clean up money-driven...

    10. May 17, 2014

      Manmohan Singh yields to triumphant Narendra Modi as Indian PM

      BJP supporters celebrate as Congress concedes defeat A chastened Manmohan Singh of the Congress party has resigned after a...

    11. May 16, 2014

      National unity will be hard to achieve despite ‘saffron’ triumph

      When it finally came on Friday after a five-week campaign, the scale of Narendra Modi’s victory at the head of the Hindu...

    12. May 16, 2014

      Congress defeat dents Gandhi family business

      Like many young Indians pushed unwillingly into family businesses, Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Congress party’s illustrious...

    13. May 16, 2014

      Modi and BJP sweep to power in Indian election

      BJP supporters celebrate as Congress concedes defeat Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party swept to...

    14. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2014

      India elections: who is Modi's likely coalition partner?

      Just one day to go, and with the overall result seemingly a forgone conclusion after Monday’s exit polls, speculation turns...

    15. May 14, 2014

      Narendra Modi should stick to his pledge of toilets before temples

      Narendra Modi, the man most likely to become India’s next prime minister, has a wicked turn of phrase. In one of his most...

    16. beyondbrics

      May 14, 2014

      Guest post: strong man, strong woman - Modi and Indira Gandhi​

      By Shruti Kapila The biggest and what feels like the longest election season on the planet ends on Friday in India. If...

    17. beyondbrics

      May 13, 2014

      India elections: record turnout, big spending, shady accounts and narcotics

      As elections in India draw to a close, it’s time for number crunching in the world’s largest democracy of 815m eligible...

    18. beyondbrics

      May 13, 2014

      India elections: not blaming it on Rahul

      India is still awaiting its official election results on Friday. But with multiple exit polls all pointing to a definitive...

    19. beyondbrics

      May 13, 2014

      Indian elections: the devil is in the details

      And the winner is….Narendra Modi, and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). That, at least, is the unanimous...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. beyondbrics

      May 8, 2014

      India elections: did the media do it?

      Indians are braced for May 16, when votes in the country’s protracted parliamentary elections are finally due to be counted...

    24. May 7, 2014

      India’s Congress party has done itself out of a job

      For the Congress party, which has ruled over independent India for 54 of the past 67 years, the only thing in doubt about...

    25. 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...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 2, 2014

      India elections: Modi campaign makes waves in Bangladesh

      The election campaign by Narendra Modi of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to become India’s next prime...

    27. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      As India’s lengthy general election rolls on, we’ve entered the he-said-she-said phase. Victor Mallet, bureau chief,...

    28. April 28, 2014

      India needs a jolt – and Modi is a risk worth taking

      There is something thrilling about the rise of Narendra Modi. Indian politics has been dominated by the Gandhi dynasty since...

    29. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      As results day draws nearer, Deepak Lal writes a guest piece for beyondbrics weighing up the two sides of Narendra Modi,...

    30. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      India elections: the troublesome son-in-law

      Priyanka Gandhi, daughter and grand-daughter of slain former Indian prime ministers, has in theory opted for only a limited...

    31. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2014

      Guest Post: is Modi a Thatcher or a Hitler?

      By Deepak Lal In the midst of an interminable election, all the opinion polls are predicting an absolute majority for the...

    32. April 25, 2014

      India’s new politics

      Driving home in the gathering darkness, Nandan Nilekani seems tired. His car crawls through Bangalore’s chaotic streets...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 23, 2014

      India elections: Google search hierarchy reveals surprises, political jokes

      In the midst of one of the mostly closely fought elections in years, what is the Indian public looking for online? According...

    34. beyondbrics

      April 22, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      After a long weekend break for Easter, beyondbrics takes a look at the criminal records of India’s would-be representatives...

    35. April 17, 2014

      Indians cast votes on key day for country’s general elections

      Tens of millions of Indians cast their votes on Thursday as the country’s five-week general election neared the halfway mark...

    36. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2014

      India elections: daily wrap

      Infosys kicked off earnings season on Tuesday morning and inflation numbers were released later in the day, putting the...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2014

      India elections: who's ahead?

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

    38. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2014

      India elections: Priyanka shuns "mother of battles"

      It has been years since Priyanka Gandhi was first touted by India’s governing Congress party as a political secret weapon...

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