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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. November 19, 2013

    Tendulkar was great – but the stats say he was not unique

    Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from cricket last week, was the finest batsman of our age. But the greatest batsman of all...

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    Geneva Seal: overhauling a quality standard that has gone unchanged since 1957 Moveme...
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  1. beyondbrics

    November 16, 2013

    The Weekender, November 16

    The week in emerging markets, including our most read, five things we have learned and some long reads for the weekend. Plus...

  2. beyondbrics

    November 14, 2013

    Mumbai to all that: Sachin Tendulkar's last match grips India

    The look in the taxi driver’s eyes when he hears the words “Wankhede Stadium”. The earnest plea of the man delivering the...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    November 14, 2013

    Final Test for Tendulkar – India’s cricket hero

    Arun Sankar K/AP As Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricket star widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of his generation,...

  4. November 14, 2013

    Indian cricket’s Sachin Tendulkar calls stumps on stellar career

    All political careers end in failure, goes the old saying. The same is even more true of sporting careers. They end after...

  5. October 11, 2013

    If only all national heroes were as clear-cut as Tendulkar

    Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from cricket, and the hosannas will last well beyond the Indian batsman’s...

  6. FT Data

    October 10, 2013

    Tendulkar: the greatest-ever batsman?

    Sachin Tendulkar, India’s greatest batsman, is to retire from all forms of cricket, after playing two more international...

  7. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    Tendulkar: India's second, maybe third, best-paid cricketer

    Sachin Tendulkar, who has said he will retire in November, may well be the greatest batsman cricket has ever seen but he is...

  8. October 10, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar to retire after 200 Tests

    Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricketer regarded as one of the best batsmen the sport has seen, has announced his retirement...

  9. July 5, 2013

    Beyond a boundary

    The Great Tamasha: Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India, by James Astill, Wisden Sports Writing,...

  10. June 8, 2013

    India: Leading brands prepare to play long game on subcontinent

    As China’s luxury watch consumption slows, now superseded by Germany as the third-largest market for Swiss watches, India...

  11. May 2, 2012

    IPL struggles to keep India watching

    As the table-topping Delhi Daredevils travelled to play the Rajasthan Royals this week, all seemed well in the world’s most...

  12. March 16, 2012

    Tendulkar feat perks up India budget day

    Criticism of India’s tepid federal budget was drowned out on Friday by applause for a tally most Indians had waited for much...

  13. beyondbrics

    March 16, 2012

    The Little Master saves Delhi

    After the Indian government released a budget that one analyst on CNBC deemed “a swing and a miss”, Sachin Tendulkar gave...

  14. March 11, 2012

    Bowling for dollars: Swiss puzzled but ready to play the game

    Some members of the usually unflappable UK watch press found themselves awestruck at the unveiling of new Audemars Piguet...

  15. December 8, 2011

    Sport: Eventful cricket gives markets a bounce

    The teams and the timing are fine. It is the pitches that worry spread betting firms when they think about England’s new...

  16. beyondbrics

    September 22, 2011

    India: a face for phones

    In a country where most adverts feature celebrities such as cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar or Bollywood stars, an overseas...

  17. September 9, 2011

    Mittal ‘came close to selling QPR stake’

    Lakshmi Mittal came close to ditching his one-third stake in Queen’s Park Rangers in the summer despite the club’s promotion...

  18. August 22, 2011

    England show no mercy in whitewash of India

    Among the more bizarre features of American sport are the mercy rules, whereby it is understood that, say, schoolboy soccer...

  19. August 21, 2011

    Last stand for the Little Master

    After a month in which England’s cricketers have permanently had their hands on India’s throats, there was a partial...

  20. August 19, 2011

    England celebrates, Englishly

    All day the crowd at the Oval was abuzz. But there is buzz and there is buzz. Two years ago everyone was rapt as England...

  21. beyondbrics

    August 1, 2011

    Indian cricket: chasing money, not runs

    The bubble-like confidence of Indian cricket has burst in England this summer. Only weeks after India won the cricket World...

  22. July 25, 2011

    England’s enforcers see off India

    After a feverish and compelling day’s cricket, England won the opening Test match against India by 196 runs at Lord’s on...

  23. July 24, 2011

    Matthew Engel: England regain composure after mad half-hour

    Test cricket has a number of disadvantages as a form of sport. It goes on for five days, and long days at that. It’s...

  24. July 21, 2011

    England settle down for game of patience

    A large chunk of London’s financial community made its way to Lord’s on Thursday – including the Governor of the Bank of...

  25. April 24, 2011

    Indian spiritual leader and benefactor dies

    Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the spiritual leader whose devotees included some of India’s top business, political and public...

  26. April 2, 2011

    India win cricket World Cup

    A nerveless, match-winning 109-run partnership between Gautam Gambhir and Mahendra Singh Dhoni propelled India past...

  27. April 1, 2011

    Man in the News: Sachin Tendulkar

    He is known as the “Little Master”. But on Saturday, at his home ground in Mumbai, Sachin Tendulkar will be the master of...

  28. The World

    March 30, 2011

    India, Pakistan and cricket diplomacy

    I was not one of the reported billion people to watch the India-Pakistan cricket match on television. But it sounds like an...

  29. Westminster Blog

    November 27, 2009

    Pope claws Greenstock

    Greg Pope, the Blairite MP turned blogger, is distinctly unimpressed with Sir Jeremy Greenstock’s testimony at the Iraq...

  30. February 26, 2009

    RBS to end F1 link amid sport sponsorship cuts

    Royal Bank of Scotland last night signalled the beginning of the end of its long association with sport when it announced...

  31. February 25, 2009

    RBS to end F1 sponsorship

    Royal Bank of Scotland signalled the beginning of the end of its long association with sport when it announced the demise of...

  32. November 19, 2008

    Anshu at crease

    Deutsche Bank clients who enjoy the contentious Twenty20 competition will look forward to invitations from global markets...

  33. November 15, 2008

    The supreme modern batsman

    There are more flamboyant batsmen. Batsmen with marginally higher batting averages. Batsmen who are more destructive or...

  34. November 15, 2008

    Hits and runs

    When I arrive at the Pride Hotel in Nagpur, in the dead centre of India, I wonder whether I've come to the right place....

  35. November 14, 2008

    Lunch with the FT: Sachin Tendulkar

    When I arrive at the Pride Hotel in Nagpur, in the dead centre of India, I wonder whether I’ve come to the right place. This...

  36. October 18, 2008


    Tendulkar breaks Test runs record India's Sachin Tendulkar yesterday became the highest run scorer in Test match cricket...

  37. October 17, 2008

    Tendulkar claims Test record

    India’s Sachin Tendulkar on Friday became the highest run scorer in Test match history during his innings of 88 in his...

  38. March 1, 2008

    Boundaries moved to block rebel cricket bid

    The biggest names in cricket, from Sachin Tendulkar to Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne, would all be allowed to play together...

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