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  1. April 8, 2014

    Modi personality cult dominates India election

    In India’s capital – Delhi, Narendra Modi is everywhere. His brooding face looms from billboards, bus-shelters, metro trains...

  2. March 6, 2014

    India’s dodo dynasties fear extinction at the polls

    Has dynastic politics had its day in the world’s biggest democracy? That is the tempting conclusion to be drawn from the...

  1. January 28, 2014

    Gandhi ridiculed after lacklustre TV showing

    Rahul Gandhi, the unofficial prime ministerial candidate of India’s governing Congress party, has been criticised for a...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2013

    Five things you need to know about Narendra Modi

    The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), the main opposition party in India, has finally named Narendra Modi as its prime...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    May 2, 2013

    Sikh anger in New Delhi

    Tsering Topgyal/AP Police detain Indian Sikhs protesting outside the residence of ruling Congress party president Sonia...

  4. May 21, 2012

    Congress party must get over the Gandhis

    A joke doing the rounds several months ago was that the “i” in Brics stood for Indonesia. Recent events lend credence to...

  5. 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...

  6. beyondbrics

    January 31, 2012

    India's state behemoths told to join battle for growth

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, has lit a proverbial fire under the country’s big state-owned companies. He has...

  7. January 20, 2012

    At home: Lord Bell

    Tim Bell has been moving to the centre all his life. For a man who was Lady Thatcher’s PR guru, this would be sensational...

  8. FT Alphaville

    January 18, 2012

    India to launch $35bn of public investments

    India is to launch a $35bn wave of public sector investment to reverse a decline in the fast-growing economy’s growth rate...

  9. January 18, 2012

    India urges public sector groups to spend

    Coal India is the world’s largest coal producer. It also sits on a heap of cash, the envy of many other state-owned Indian...

  10. January 18, 2012

    India to launch $35bn of public investments

    India is to launch a $35bn wave of public sector investment to reverse a decline in the fast-growing economy’s growth rate...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. September 2, 2011

    India’s elite hits back at anti-graft push

    India’s political elite has struck back at the country’s anti-corruption movement by threatening to lock up a Bollywood...

  14. beyondbrics

    August 18, 2011

    India: courting Dhaka at last

    You might think that India takes a close interest in Bangladesh – a fast-growing neighbour with bags of economic potential...

  15. beyondbrics

    June 24, 2011

    India: cabinet reshuffle afoot

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, desperately needs to re-energise an administration wallowing in corruption scandals....

  16. beyondbrics

    June 20, 2011

    Indian banking: finally opening up?

    India’s banking sector is in for a long-awaited overhaul. The Reserve Bank of India’s long-standing opposition to allowing...

  17. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2011

    India set to open up retail banking

    Indian industrial conglomerates, including Reliance Group and Mahindra & Mahindra, are set to gain access to the country’s...

  18. June 19, 2011

    India set to open up retail banking

    Indian industrial conglomerates, including Reliance Group and Mahindra & Mahindra, are set to be given access to the...

  19. June 6, 2011

    Indian court challenges crushing of protest

    India’s Supreme Court has weighed into a dispute between the government and one of the country’s most popular yogis,...

  20. April 1, 2011

    India: Rakesh Sharma

    Photographed in Bangalore ‘The whole experience of that silence it is almost as if there is some music in your head’...

  21. November 19, 2010

    Gandhi warns Indian growth comes at a price

    India’s faster economic growth is coming at the price of a “shrinking moral universe”, Sonia Gandhi, president of the ruling...

  22. August 11, 2010

    India looks to shake up its banks

    India’s central bank has launched a review of bank ownership regulation that is expected to lead to the re-entry into the...

  23. July 30, 2010

    Cancelled meeting highlights Gandhi secrecy

    The failing health of the mother of Sonia Gandhi, the president of India’s Congress party, presented the country’s ruling...

  24. July 19, 2010

    History miserably repeats

    From Riding the Elephant blog Delhi, indeed India, faced a crisis 30 years ago. The Asian Games were to be held in the...

  25. May 11, 2010

    The loom of youth

    In Stanford University's MBA class of 2001, Jyotiraditya Scindia joined almost every business group he could. The Maharaja...

  26. March 2, 2010

    Singh seeks permanent peace with Pakistan

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, on Monday said his country sought a “permanent peace” with arch-rival Pakistan as he...

  27. January 16, 2010

    'Big cat' hunter who became their passionate protector

    Born into a dynasty of Sikh Maharajas with plenty of land and forest to hunt in, Kunwar "Billy" Arjan Singh grew up, in his...

  28. January 15, 2010

    Indian ‘big cat’ hunter who became their passionate protector

    Born into a dynasty of Sikh Maharajas with plenty of land and forest to hunt in, Kunwar “Billy” Arjan Singh grew up, in his...

  29. December 10, 2009

    Tapping Suzuki's three decades of experience in India

    When Volkswagen launched its Beetle and Touareg sports utility vehicle into the Indian market this month, it left nothing to...

  30. December 10, 2009

    Tapping into three decades of experience in India

    When Volkswagen launched its Beetle and Touareg sports utility vehicle into the Indian market this month, it left nothing to...

  31. December 9, 2009

    Japanese key to unconquered frontier

    When Volkswagen launched its Beetle and Touareg sports utility vehicle into the Indian market this month, it left nothing to...

  32. November 2, 2009

    Opinion: Indira Gandhi – a flawed legacy

    From Riding the Elephant blog Twenty-five years ago on October 25 1984, I was in Mussorie listening at lunchtime with other...

  33. July 6, 2009

    India’s Budget lacks a reform agenda

    From Riding the Elephant blog When Sonia Gandhi, India’s Congress Party president and leader of the ruling United...

  34. July 6, 2009

    Indian budget disappoints investors

    Disappointed investors sold off Indian stocks on Monday after the newly elected government’s national budget fell short of...

  35. July 5, 2009

    India’s budget rivals monsoon for expectations

    The arrival of the monsoon and the national budget are famed to move India’s financial market like no other annual events....

  36. May 21, 2009

    India is not alone in befriending repressive regimes

    From Ms Suruchi Mohan. Sir, Gideon Rachman writes as if sleaze were the preserve of Indian democracy (“Indian democracy has...

  37. May 18, 2009

    Dynasty scion looks at move from sidelines to centre stage

    Through searing heat and clouds of dust, Rahul Gandhi - the son, grandson and great-grandson of Indian prime ministers -...

  38. May 17, 2009

    Dynasty scion eyes move to centre stage

    Through searing heat and clouds of dust, Rahul Gandhi – the son, grandson and great-grandson of Indian prime ministers –...

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