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  1. beyondbrics

    9 hours ago

    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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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,...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. September 13, 2013

    Narendra Modi named as candidate for Indian PM

    Narendra Modi, the charismatic but controversial Indian politician, was named on Friday as candidate for prime minister by...

  30. June 9, 2013

    Modi picked to head BJP’s push for India’s prime ministership

    The contest to become India’s next prime minister came into sharper focus on Sunday as the main opposition Bharatiya Janata...

  31. May 26, 2013

    India’s election choice is between tolerance and governance

    India today is a discontented and politically troubled nation, similar in some ways to Britain in the late 1970s – high...

  32. May 19, 2013

    A robust defence of India’s growth story

    Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth In India Reduced Poverty and The Lessons For Other Developing Countries, by Jagdish...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    April 26, 2013

    AICC supporter

    Jagadeesh Nv/Epa An AICC supporter with his body painted waves a party flag as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General...

  34. 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...

  35. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Korea crisis: investors hold their nerve * Apple bars China app for ‘illegal’ content * Turkey nears decision on $20bn...

  36. April 4, 2013

    Rahul Gandhi woos India’s industrialists

    Rahul Gandhi, the heir apparent of India’s ruling Congress party, has warned Indians against yearning for a single strongman...

  37. February 6, 2013

    Modi woos India’s young middle class

    Narendra Modi, the ambitious chief minister of Gujarat, has taken his campaign to become Indian prime minister to Delhi,...

  38. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2013

    Further reading: keep it in the family

    Monday’s picks from beyondbrics: it will take more than a listing to boost Micex’s reputation; Rahul Gandhi carries on the...

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