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    1. February 26, 2015

      India plans $137bn rail investment

      The Indian government will modernise and expand the country’s huge but ageing rail network with investments of $137bn over...

    2. February 22, 2015

      India’s overleveraged companies seek new dawn

      India’s legion of heavily indebted companies took heart last week as shares in Suzlon Energy soared nearly a third on news...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      February 11, 2015

      Asking for alms

      A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Wednesday ...

    2. February 9, 2015

      A comedy roast sparks an Indian firestorm

      It seems that even innocuous acts will prompt someone somewhere in India to take offence. But rarely has the country shown a...

    3. February 5, 2015

      Tata Motors warns China venture will hit JLR margins

      Tata Motors on Thursday warned that costs linked to a new Chinese joint venture will contribute to reduced profitability at...

    4. February 5, 2015

      India’s HDFC Bank seeks $1.6bn in share sale

      Shares in HDFC Bank rose 2 per cent on Thursday morning as India’s second-largest bank by assets aimed to wrap up a Rs100bn...

    5. January 30, 2015

      Government raises $3.6bn through Coal India stake sale

      India successfully sold a 10 per cent stake in Coal India on Friday, netting the government Rs224bn ($3.6bn) in the nation’s...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      January 29, 2015

      Preparing for the Indian Derby

      Handlers holds onto their horses after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai, India on Thursday. The Indian...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      January 28, 2015

      A car bonnet sale

      Vendors sell clothes on the roadside at a second-hand street side clothing market in Mumbai. The market is open daily for...

    8. January 25, 2015

      Why Tata’s founder was ahead of his time

      The story I am about to tell is a familiar one. It is one of an entrepreneur who starts in a modest family business and then...

    9. January 23, 2015

      Why move to South Africa had ups and downs for lift company boss

      Wherever you’re from, almost every expat conversation about a move to Johannesburg starts with the issue of safety. So, in...

    10. January 21, 2015

      Out of the slum, into his own home, with a micro loan

      It is the midday lunch rush at the Shiv Shambu Coffee Bar, a juice and snack stall on an upmarket Ahmedabad street. Aakash...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Indian airline market shows signs of revival with SpiceJet rescue

      A month ago, SpiceJet, one of India’s three large private airlines, seemed headed on a similar trajectory to Kingfisher...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      January 15, 2015

      Preparing ritual dishes

      A devotee reacts to smoke as others prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal...

    13. December 21, 2014

      Indian football league off to a winning start

      Many observers were sceptical about football’s glitzy new Indian Super League, with its bold talk of taking on cricket in...

    14. December 12, 2014

      Kochi-Muziris Biennale: peculiar optimism

      “What runs this project is not resources, or conventional forces, but a peculiar kind of optimism. The only way to do it is...

    15. December 12, 2014

      FT reporter on how Mumbai has changed since she was a child

      There are times, by no means rare, when life in Mumbai gets too much — monsoon rains cripple the office ceiling, the...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2014

      Feature length viewing

      A cinemagoer watches Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), inside the Maratha...

    17. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: Arundhati Bhattacharya, head of State Bank of India

      Arundhati Bhattacharya is fuming. A few days before our meeting last month in her Mumbai office, she had flown to Australia...

    18. December 8, 2014

      India rape claim puts Uber on defensive

      Two months ago, Dheeraj Khanna quit his gruelling Rs30,000 ($485) per month job at a Mumbai travel agency for a new...

    19. December 8, 2014

      Modi struggles in first big battle of reform campaign

      India’s government and main opposition party publicly support it. Foreign investors and many local businesses are also in...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      December 1, 2014

      Red ribbon awareness

      A volunteer pins a red ribbon on a sex worker during an Aids awareness event in the red light area on World Aids Day in...

    21. December 1, 2014

      Diageo ‘disappointed’ at United Spirits vote

      Diageo said it was “surprised and disappointed” that minority shareholders in its United Spirits subsidiary had rejected a...

    22. November 27, 2014

      India unlikely to appeal Vodafone Rs30bn tax victory

      India is unlikely to launch an appeal against the recent Rs30bn ($490m) tax victory won by British telecoms group Vodafone,...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      November 26, 2014

      Remembering the Mumbai attacks

      Divyakant Solanki/EPA Indian police pay tribute to the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks at a Mumbai memorial on...

    24. November 26, 2014

      India’s gym generation

      In a basement gym in the south of Mumbai, music channels blare on flat screen televisions, as four young men work out late...

    25. November 14, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Katherine Boo

      Have you ever tried to prise away that little plastic lining from the inside of a metal beer-bottle cap? It is a horrible,...

    26. November 13, 2014

      India regains position as world’s top gold consumer

      India regained its position as the world’s top gold consumer overtaking China in the third quarter as demand for jewellery...

    27. November 12, 2014

      Land sale bolsters Tata Steel

      A one-off land sale helped Tata Steel to report a 36 per cent increase in post-tax profits in the second quarter, boosting...

    28. beyondbrics

      November 12, 2014

      Indian telecoms: sorely stretched

      On a hot Tuesday afternoon Neha Arora, 32, stands outside an upmarket café in south Mumbai, struggling with two mobile...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      November 7, 2014

      The Rambo circus

      Danish Siddiqui/Reuters A female member of an acrobatic team looks from behind the curtains as she waits backstage before...

    30. The World

      November 7, 2014

      What did the ancient Hindus ever do for us?

      By Victor Mallet Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister, has relaunched his country’s controversial claims to some of the...

    31. FT Alphaville

      November 5, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - “A tender offer is still how you signal that you’re serious about your hostile bid. Even though...

    32. November 4, 2014

      Indian car sales still stuck in slow lane

      A week after Diwali, the Hindu festival of light in India, streamers still hang from the ceiling of a small Maruti Suzuki...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      October 28, 2014

      Cleaning Mumbai

      Rajanish Kakade/AP Volunteers of the sect, Dera Saccha Sauda, participate in a cleanliness drive at a public ground in...

    34. October 21, 2014

      Corporate India frets over debt levels

      Anil Ambani may be feeling a little smug. Barely two weeks after India’s election in May, the canny billionaire rushed to...

    35. October 20, 2014

      A bittersweet rebirth for India’s Jews

      Nariman House, a Jewish cultural centre in southern Mumbai, looks more than a little like a fortress. Heavy gates separate...

    36. October 20, 2014

      Jindal Steel shares sink after police raid at coal mine

      Shares in Jindal Steel and Power, the industrial group owned by Indian billionaire Naveen Jindal, fell as much as 10 per...

    37. October 16, 2014

      Investors await next Tata step after steel sale

      Tata Steel’s planned sale of parts of its lossmaking European division has prompted immediate anxiety about possible plant...

    38. October 15, 2014

      BJP has won Indian state elections, say exit polls

      India’s governing Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) won two crucial state elections on Wednesday, according to early exit polls,...

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