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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    It is a bank holiday in Mumbai, meaning markets are closed, but there was still lots for India to debate in the midst of a...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 14, 2014

    India elections: turnout higher so far than 2009

    Indian voters are turning out to cast their ballot in unusually high numbers, as the controversial Narendra Modi goes head...

  14. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    A slew of new economic data out of Friday signalled just how badly India’s economy is doing. Industrial production in the...

  15. April 7, 2014

    India election: Ruling Congress party faces poll drubbing

    India starts mammoth election process On the plains of Kurukshetra – the site of an epic Indian mythological battle – Naveen...

  16. beyondbrics

    March 31, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    Soothing words are heard from finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram on Monday around the strength of the Indian economy...

  17. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS India’s Congress offers low-caste jobs pledge: India’s governing Congress party has promised in...

  18. March 26, 2014

    India’s Congress party pledges jobs for low-caste workers

    India’s governing Congress party has promised in its election manifesto to move towards affirmative action in private...

  19. beyondbrics

    March 24, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    India’s equity markets continue to hit new record highs, as investors cherish hopes of a strong Modi-led government that...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 24, 2014

    Guest post: Where are the economic reforms in India's election campaign?

    By Arvind Panagariya “Economic reforms” – including even the expression itself – have been conspicuously missing from the...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    As polling day nears, there are some unexpected upshots to the upcoming general election. The rupee may strengthen on hopes...

  22. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2014

    India elections: an advertising bonanza

    Slowly but surely Mumbai’s billboards are being filled with large, stern faces that gaze down ominously at passersby. One...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    India elections: students show bright side of democracy

    It’s easy to criticise India’s democracy for its many shortcomings. But travelling in Madhya Pradesh to gauge the political...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    India elections - no shortage of PM hopefuls

    In most democracies, by the time an election approaches the field of possible prime ministers or presidents has narrowed to...

  25. March 9, 2014

    Infosys co-founder enters India politics with a bang

    Nandan Nilekani, one of India’s best-known businessmen, will stand as a candidate for the governing Congress party in...

  26. 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...

  27. February 26, 2014

    Popular support for Modi gathers force in India

    Three times as many Indians support the opposition Bharatiya Janata party as the governing Congress party, according to...

  28. January 17, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi avoids direct election fight with Narendra Modi

    India’s ruling Congress party, resigned to what most Indians believe will be a heavy electoral defeat, has decided not to...

  29. January 3, 2014

    India’s Manmohan Singh attacks rival Narendra Modi in parting shot

    India’s octogenarian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, attacked his most likely successor, Narendra Modi, saying his victory...

  30. December 8, 2013

    India’s state voters turn their back on Congress party

    Voters have handed a crushing defeat to India’s governing Congress party and its leaders, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, as the...

  31. November 24, 2013

    Reimagining India, edited by McKinsey & Company

    Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia’s Next Superpower, edited by McKinsey & Company, (Simon & Schuster,...

  32. November 21, 2013

    India: Modi muscles in

    For the past two months, a cavernous office in the Gujarati capital of Gandhinagar has become the improbable focal point of...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 22, 2013

    Reshuffle at The Hindu raises questions in election year

    The Hindu, established in 1878, is one of the most respected newspapers in India. But a boardroom tussle has brought its...

  34. 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,...

  35. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    Further reading: Arab banking rebounds

    Thursday’s reads from the BB team: oil-hungry China; Obama should re-pivot; a talk with the boss at MTR; Egypt’s banks doing...

  36. October 3, 2013

    India jails former railways minister for corruption

    Lalu Prasad Yadav, once among India’s most powerful politicians, was jailed for five years on Thursday and disqualified from...

  37. September 29, 2013

    Modi accuses Gandhi dynasty of ‘strangling democracy’ in India

    Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate of India’s Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata party, accused the...

  38. September 27, 2013

    Rahul Gandhi’s 3-minute speech stuns India’s ruling party

    India’s governing Congress party was thrown into confusion on Friday when Rahul Gandhi, who controls it with his mother...

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