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      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...

    2. March 5, 2014

      India sets Modi-Gandhi poll battle date

      India’s general election, the largest democratic exercise in history, will be held on nine separate days over five weeks in...

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    1. Africa: Mauritius 2013

      The traditional economic reliance on distant trading partners must give way to forging...
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    1. February 21, 2014

      Why the Commonwealth is force for good – by its secretary-general

      On this side is a Syrian, the uncle of Assad, and on my other side is a prince from Saudi Arabia, he was governor of...

    2. 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...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      November 14, 2013

      Remembering Jawaharlal Nehru

      Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Indian school girls participate in a traditional dance to mark the 124th birth anniversary of...

    4. October 17, 2013

      India opposition election hopes on the rise

      India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata party is set to win the most seats in next year’s general election and Narendra Modi,...

    5. September 12, 2013

      India links: Sensitive treaty talks open way to loosen historical ties

      The relationship between Mauritius and India dates back to the early 19th century, when thousands of Indians came to the...

    6. April 30, 2013

      India to take ‘every step’ to deal with Chinese incursion

      India said on Tuesday it would take “every possible step” to protect its interests amid a worsening dispute over a Chinese...

    7. The World

      April 15, 2013

      Political dynasties: what's in a name?

      Justin Trudeau with his wife Sophie Gregoire (Getty) Historically, the legislative class has often liked to keep it in the...

    8. January 21, 2013

      Congress party takes risk with Gandhi move

      Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to a new post in India’s ruling Congress party at the weekend makes him its likely candidate for...

    9. November 22, 2012

      Can India be governed as a democracy?

      Even a hanging such as this was only ever going to concentrate minds for a day. India’s surprise execution on Wednesday of...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. January 25, 2012

      Ban for India’s top space scientist

      India’s wave of corruption scandals claimed its most respected casualty on Wednesday when the country’s top space scientist...

    14. 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...

    15. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2011

      India: no bills, no reforms

      The winter session of India’s parliament ended not with a bang, but with a whimper on Friday, as the Congress Party-led...

    16. December 27, 2011

      Old warriors play the best politics

      Just over half a century ago, at the start of 1961, Harold Macmillan, then the prime minister of Britain, was about to...

    17. October 21, 2011

      Guilt and glory

      In 1929, two years after he resigned from his job as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell settled, in his mind at least, the...

    18. June 27, 2011

      Inviting a million mutinies

      Anna Hazare, six months ago, was an obscure civil society leader in India’s western state of Maharashtra. A former soldier,...

    19. April 27, 2011

      Time to put the brakes on India’s dreams

      When Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, drafted his newly independent country’s first five-year economic plan...

    20. March 21, 2011

      Geek Nation

      Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World, by Angela Saini, Hodder & Stoughton, RRP£20, 280 pages “It shall...

    21. January 21, 2011

      Caste of millions

      The culmination of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai Makers of Modern India, by Ramachandra Guha, Harvard University...

    22. January 20, 2011

      Singh’s tenure beset by indecision

      When Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, became the first premier to return to office after serving a full term since...

    23. December 26, 2010

      India's space programme suffers setback

      India’s celebrated space programme suffered a severe embarrassment over the Christmas weekend when a communications...

    24. September 27, 2010

      India delivering to its people is the real game

      From Mr Prakash Sainani. Sir, While a very good article (“Anxious India awaits its lap of dishonour”, Comment, September...

    25. May 8, 2010

      Gandhi sacrificed his life to protect Muslims

      From Prof Emeritus Surendra Gupta. Sir, In his review of Jad Adams’ Gandhi: Naked Ambition, James Lamont points to the...

    26. February 10, 2010

      Chronic corruption and a lack of transparency stymie India's progress

      From Mr Vijay Dandapani.Sir, James Lamont’s trenchant survey of the Indian economy wonderfully lays out the opportunities...

    27. 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...

    28. October 31, 2009

      A daring, vivid and restless existence

      From Ms Janet Morgan. Sir, The relations between Edwina Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru and Lord Mountbatten are certainly...

    29. October 10, 2009

      India tries to censor film portrayal of Nehru-Mountbatten liaison

      Indian authorities have attem-pted to censor a British film portraying the relationship of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first...

    30. October 9, 2009

      Film to portray Nehru-Mountbatten love affair

      Indian authorities have tried to censor a British film portraying the relationship of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime...

    31. September 21, 2009

      India: Growth before environmental concerns

      Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, is apt to cite India’s first prime minister when weighing the threat posed to the...

    32. July 5, 2009

      Indian budget

      The Indian stock market, up 83 per cent since March, has high hopes of Manmohan Singh, the first prime minister since...

    33. May 23, 2009

      Sweeping Congress victory sees Singh sworn in with mandate to modernise

      Manmohan Singh was last night sworn into office for a second term as India's prime minister, after the ruling Congress...

    34. May 22, 2009

      Woman in the News: Sonia Gandhi

      Within India’s Congress party, Sonia Gandhi is known simply as “Madam”. Having finished a month of sari-clad election...

    35. May 22, 2009

      Singh sworn in for second term

      Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, was sworn into office for a second term on Friday after the ruling Congress party...

    36. May 18, 2009

      Singh follows in footsteps of Nehru

      Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, arrived at Sonia Gandhi's Delhi residence at the weekend to greet his party's...

    37. May 17, 2009

      Singh follows in Nehru’s footsteps

      Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, arrived at Sonia Gandhi’s Delhi residence at the weekend to greet his party’s leader...

    38. May 16, 2009

      Singh is re-king

      Singh is King was a blockbuster Bollywood film of 2008. Very few ever dreamt it would be the most apt post-poll slogan in...

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