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    1. FT Photo Diary

      October 1, 2015

      Cleaning Gandhi

      A butterfly flutters as an Indian labourer showers water onto a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti...

    2. August 26, 2015

      Modi calls for calm in Gujarat caste protest

      The Indian government sent in the army and 5,000 paramilitaries to restore order in the state of Gujarat on Wednesday,...

    1. July 31, 2015

      Abdul Kalam, Indian aeronautical engineer and president, 1931-2015

      Known as “Missile Man” for his role in developing India’s early space rockets and ballistic missiles, Abdul Kalam was a...

    2. 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...

    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...

    4. 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...

    5. October 2, 2014

      Modi asks India to clean up

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

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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