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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. London and the World 2013

    With the capital’s population predicted to soar to 10m by 2031 and challenges from riv...
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  1. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2014

    India elections: The Economist's readers freak out

    The opinion polls suggest Narendra Modi is favourite to win the upcoming general election in India. Last year the Bharatiya...

  2. March 19, 2014

    Who features on the AAP candidate list?

    The Aam Aadmi party’s main agenda is to eradicate corruption and criminality from India’s political system. But otherwise,...

  3. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    India elections: the return of Hitler

    What is it about Adolf Hitler and India? I thought it was the British who were uniquely persistent in their post-war...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    January 30, 2014

    Sailors at Gandhi's death anniversary

    Manish Swarup/AP Navy sailors participate in a ceremony at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, on the anniversary of...

  5. November 8, 2013

    Gandhi Before India, by Ramachandra Guha

    Gandhi Before India, by Ramachandra Guha, Allen Lane, RRP£30, 688 pages Mohandas K Gandhi as quack doctor and self-styled...

  6. November 7, 2013

    OGX highlights flaws in Brazil’s bankruptcy laws

    On the afternoon of Friday June 28, Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista met fellow directors of his now bankrupt flagship oil...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    November 1, 2013

    Mini Mahatma

    Noah Saleem/AFP An Indian school student dressed as Mahatma Gandhi is among those taking part in state formation day...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    October 2, 2013

    Happy birthday Gandhi

    Arun Sankar K/AP Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi gather in Chennai to mark the anniversary of the birth of India’s...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    September 30, 2013

    Preparing Gandhi for his birthday

    Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty An Indian civic worker cleans a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai ahead of the 144th...

  10. September 25, 2013

    India’s Modi fills a void of Congress party’s making

    Sometimes politics veers from one extreme to another. As Manmohan Singh’s ineffectual second term as prime minister of India...

  11. September 20, 2013

    Gandhi’s formative years

    I was given my first tutorials in the craft of biography some 20 years ago. My teacher was the great Goethe scholar Nicholas...

  12. June 24, 2013

    Good leaders don’t always need a vision

    Are leaders with transformational objectives and an inspirational style better than leaders with more modest objectives and...

  13. The World

    June 21, 2013

    Food for thought: protesting over provisions

    A student prepares a barbecue protest against the rise in bus fares (Getty) Protests in Brazil are running in to their fifth...

  14. June 18, 2013

    UK bankers left in no doubt that time for remorse is not yet over

    Asked what he thought of western civilisation, Mahatma Gandhi reputedly said it would be “a good idea”. A commission of the...

  15. March 12, 2013

    London’s blue plaques: Marks of a notable past

    Wren’s retreat to the country Given Sir Christopher Wren’s intimate connection with the City of London, it is unexpected to...

  16. 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...

  17. January 11, 2013

    At home: Rajashree Birla

    A palatial house on south Mumbai’s prestigious Carmichael Road is an obvious choice of residence for 65-year-old Rajashree...

  18. September 28, 2012

    ‘Rock star’ challenger troubles Chávez

    Henrique Capriles liberally tosses baseball caps emblazoned with the colours of the Venezuelan flag into the writhing mass...

  19. September 3, 2012

    Assam refugees too scared to return

    Takimari in western Assam is a smaller place than it was two months ago. The village has lost an entire community to ethnic...

  20. March 16, 2012

    Cheung appointed chairman of Rusal

    The board of United Company Rusal has appointed Barry Cheung of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange as chairman to replace...

  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. MBA blog

    February 7, 2012

    For a better tomorrow

    Nearly a month into the MBA, I can’t help but think back to the MBA Roundtable we had this week and reflect on the wider...

  23. January 27, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Anwar Ibrahim

    Anwar Ibrahim is running late, snarled up somewhere in the rolling carnage of Mumbai’s traffic. But as I sit and wait it...

  24. December 28, 2011

    Hazare cuts short his hunger strike

    Anna Hazare, India’s most prominent anti-corruption campaigner, cut short a three-day hunger strike on Wednesday after...

  25. October 6, 2011

    20 questions: Vineet Nayar

    Born in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, Vineet Nayar joined HCL, the information technology services...

  26. August 29, 2011

    India’s battle for democracy has just begun

    Anna Hazare’s 13-day fast that galvanised much of India raises two issues – one about the Gandhian mode of protest, the...

  27. 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...

  28. beyondbrics

    August 25, 2011

    Indian protests 2.0

    While India’s anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare casts himself as a traditional protestor in the Mahatma Gandhi...

  29. August 19, 2011

    India’s squeezed middle complains of a corrupted dream

    Delhi’s elite have long thought themselves immune from the threat of middle class revolt. Rising incomes and increased...

  30. 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...

  31. August 19, 2011

    Hazare leaves jail to start hunger strike

    Anna Hazare, the Indian anti-corruption campaigner, left jail in Delhi on Friday to stage a public hunger strike in the...

  32. August 16, 2011

    Anti-graft protest escalates in India

    An anti-corruption campaigner arrested by Indian authorities to prevent him going on hunger strike has begun his fast and on...

  33. June 10, 2011

    Man in the news: ‘Baba’ Ramdev

    When a saffron-robed yoga guru landed in Delhi clutching a list of demands to clean up corruption, he was received with a...

  34. 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,...

  35. June 5, 2011

    Delhi cracks down on fast by yoga guru

    Indian police took tough action on Sunday to end a hunger strike by a celebrity yoga guru and break up protests by thousands...

  36. April 29, 2011

    Time to listen to Tagore

    Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore are probably the two most famous Indians of the early to mid-20th century. The tiny,...

  37. Westminster Blog

    March 30, 2011

    Ed Miliband's wedding speech

    As news emerges of Ed Miliband’s impending nuptials, FT Westminster has obtained a secret copy of his draft speech: “I’m so...

  38. March 11, 2011

    Elephants and castles

    A silver tiger is prowling along Captain Krishnan Nair’s dining table. “People say I am a tiger but I say I am an elephant –...

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