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  1. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2014

    India elections: not blaming it on Rahul

    India is still awaiting its official election results on Friday. But with multiple exit polls all pointing to a definitive...

  2. 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...

  1. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    Infosys kicked off earnings season on Tuesday morning and inflation numbers were released later in the day, putting the...

  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: how Sonia Gandhi undermined her PM

    It was the worst-kept secret in India, but the confirmation in a book by the prime minister’s former media adviser that...

  4. April 8, 2014

    India election body clashes with Bengali leader

    Populist Bengali leader Mamata Banerjee has clashed with India’s powerful Election Commission over its order for the...

  5. beyondbrics

    April 5, 2014

    India elections: how will the Muslims vote?

    Rarely have Indian Muslims, who make up about 13 per cent of the country’s more than 1.2bn population, been as anxious about...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. beyondbrics

    January 28, 2014

    Prospects glimmer for an easing in India gold import controls

    Restrictions on India’s gold imports will be reviewed by the end of March if concerns over the country’s external balances...

  10. 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...

  11. December 18, 2013

    India’s parties unite in outrage at US

    India’s deeply fractious parties have finally found a cause to unite them – resentment of the US. From Sonia Gandhi, head of...

  12. December 8, 2013

    India’s ruling party routed in state elections

    India’s governing Congress party was routed in three state elections for which votes were counted on Sunday and looked set...

  13. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2013

    India: leading the world in insider corporate fraud

    From probes into a $750m AgustaWestland helicopter contract to an alleged land grab involving relations of Sonia Gandhi,...

  14. FT Alphaville

    September 23, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - Free to be hungry. - Portugal: cooking up a storm. - Information, beliefs and trading. - Food from...

  15. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    Further reading: shale aplenty

    Tuesday’s treats from the BB team: shale aplenty in Russia, Argentina and Algeria, yet Saudi Arabia pumps out more oil than...

  16. August 19, 2013

    Rupee falls as India is hit by rising turmoil of emerging markets

    The 20 biggest emerging market currencies tumbled against the US dollar on Monday with India’s rupee particularly badly hit...

  17. August 15, 2013

    India restricts outward investment to bolster rupee

    India has unveiled restrictions on capital outflows in new moves to bolster the rupee that were likened by one analyst to “a...

  18. July 16, 2013

    India eases curbs on foreign direct investment to boost growth

    India has further opened its economy to foreign direct investment in the latest attempt by reformers in the government of...

  19. 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...

  20. May 26, 2013

    Maoist rebels kill 28 in attack on Indian political convoy

    Maoist rebels have staged a daring attack on a convoy in the state of Chhattisgarh, killing 28 people, including two senior...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    May 2, 2013

    Sikh anger in New Delhi

    Tsering Topgyal/AP Police detain Indian Sikhs protesting outside the residence of ruling Congress party president Sonia...

  22. April 22, 2013

    Ambani gets highest-level security cover

    India’s Congress-led government is providing the kind of high-level security normally reserved for top politicians to Mukesh...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2013

    India: JWT staff leave after bondage ad

    The Indian units of JWT and Ford Motor have had to issue apologies after an offensive advert – never actually run in a...

  24. March 14, 2013

    India orders Italian envoy not to leave

    The Indian supreme court has ordered the Italian ambassador to New Delhi not to leave the country amid a deepening dispute...

  25. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2013

    India's bank for women: is it for real?

    Photo: Bloomberg When Palaniappan Chidambaram, India’s finance minister, presented his budget on Thursday there were...

  26. February 27, 2013

    India calls end to economic downturn

    India’s finance ministry expects economic growth to accelerate next fiscal year, but has warned that a return to high growth...

  27. February 25, 2013

    Prudence set to win India’s budget battle

    A tussle in India between fiscal orthodoxy and free-spending populism will come to a head on Thursday when Palaniappan...

  28. December 30, 2012

    Death of Indian rape victim sparks anger

    The death of a 23-year-old rape victim has sparked an outpouring of grief and anger in India, with Sonia Gandhi, leader of...

  29. December 23, 2012

    Clashes as police battle Delhi rape protest

    India’s capital was rocked by violent protests for a second day on Sunday, as police fought pitched battles with thousands...

  30. October 29, 2012

    Mob justice for the chattering classes

    New Delhi has just entered its autumn social season, a few weeks of numerous soirées where stalwarts from the ruling...

  31. October 26, 2012

    Indian foreign minister resigns

    India’s foreign minister, S.M. Krishna, has resigned ahead of a cabinet reshuffle that is expected to elevate younger...

  32. September 25, 2012

    India: Big bang, or parting shot?

    Two weeks ago, frustrated business leaders and foreign investors had all but abandoned hope of any significant economic...

  33. September 16, 2012

    India to test Singh’s ‘big bang’ theory

    When the Indian government of Manmohan Singh, prime minister, decided last Thursday to slash diesel fuel subsidies to curb...

  34. August 15, 2012

    India’s Singh stands by Mars mission

    Manmohan Singh, India’s prime minister, has confirmed a high-tech space mission to Mars but simultaneously announced...

  35. July 19, 2012

    Indian premier faces economic challenge

    After presiding over sharply slowing economic growth and persistent inflation since 2009, Pranab Mukherjee, former finance...

  36. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2012

    India's jugaad: showing the developed world the way

    Rarely has India been on the receiving end of so much bashing from abroad. Time magazine of the US and the Independent...

  37. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2012

    Indian web censorship: high on rhetoric, low on success

    What are you looking at? Delhi is finally making a little headway in one of the defining struggles of our time. Not in its...

  38. June 15, 2012

    India finance minister to step down

    Pranab Mukherjee, India’s finance minister, will step down this month to run for president, the ruling Congress party said...

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