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  1. August 15, 2014

    Modi prioritises factories and toilets in Independence Day speech

    Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister, has launched a drive to modernise and clean up the world’s largest democracy with the...

  2. August 11, 2014

    Food policy moves highlight conflicting pressures on India

    After Indian inflation unexpectedly shot up this summer, driven by a sharp rise in the price of basic foodstuffs, the...

  3. August 11, 2014

    A shock to Delhi’s durbar culture

    India’s capital, New Delhi, has long been known for its “durbar” culture, a word dating back to the Mughal court, and the...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    August 8, 2014

    Umbrella Seller in Delhi

      Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters An umbrella seller walks along a road in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday ...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    August 8, 2014

    Waiting for labour

    Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters A migrant labourer sits on a handcart along a roadside in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday ...

  6. August 3, 2014

    ‘Getting India Back on Track’, by Bibek Debroy, Ashley Tellis and Reece Trevor

    After the hype, now comes reality. India’s Narendra Modi won a thunderous electoral victory in May. His supporters predicted...

  7. August 1, 2014

    Modi’s move to thwart WTO deal causes confusion

    As a means to trim the bureaucratic impediments to global commerce, the World Trade Organisation’s laboriously-negotiated...

  8. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2014

    IndiaSpend - getting the facts straight

    India is the world’s largest democracy, known for lively debate and an active press. As the country has developed, however,...

  9. July 29, 2014

    Business presses India to drop objections to trade deal

    Business groups have called on India to drop its objections to an international deal to ease the flow of goods through...

  10. July 25, 2014

    Jailed Indian tycoon seeks ‘deal room’ to negotiate hotels sale

    India’s Supreme Court has asked New Delhi to consider setting up a “deal room" in its notorious Tihar Jail so that...

  11. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    Dealmaking from an Indian jail apparently not so easy

    Sahara’s incarcerated “managing worker” Subrata Roy — who is in a scrap with regulators over $4bn worth of convertible bonds...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    July 22, 2014

    Homeless in Delhi

    Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty A homeless man takes a nap by the roadside under a metro station in New Delhi, India. Delhi has a...

  13. July 20, 2014

    In Modi’s India, waterways are a geopolitical issue

    Narendra Modi is not noted for building bridges. The Indian prime minister, already viewed warily by non-Hindus, reportedly...

  14. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2014

    Smoothing rough trade without the WTO

    Some things in life happen often enough that they take on a reassuring familiarity. Germany win the World Cup. Belgium...

  15. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    Guest post: Mumbai should host the BRICS bank

    By Manjeet Kripalani, Indian Council on Global Relations When Narendra Modi, prime minister, meets the leaders of the BRICS...

  16. July 10, 2014

    Vodafone reaffirms India tax row strategy after Modi setback

    Vodafone, the UK-based telecoms company, says it will push ahead with international arbitration of its tax dispute with...

  17. July 8, 2014

    Carrefour: au retour

    Pondicherry, Chandernagore, Karaikal, Mahé, Yanam. Despite centuries in the country, France’s Indian trade empire never...

  18. beyondbrics

    July 4, 2014

    India's budget: no sugar pill

    Many Indian customs are surprising to outsiders – standing to sing the national anthem before any screening at any cinema,...

  19. June 22, 2014

    France seeks to shed reputation for rudeness to woo tourists

    Queueing to go up the Eiffel Tower with her husband and two children, Monica Krishan from Delhi pulls few punches about...

  20. June 22, 2014

    India’s Snapdeal seeks to follow Alibaba playbook

    Mysterious signs reading “Mission 500” dangle from the ceiling in every room at Snapdeal’s headquarters in New Delhi,...

  21. June 20, 2014

    India tightens controls on foreign funding for Greenpeace

    New Delhi has tightened controls on foreign funding for Greenpeace India, part of a wider crackdown on environmental groups...

  22. June 19, 2014

    Mismanagement blamed for New Delhi’s water crisis

    Hunting for one of the necessities of life was not how Lakhvinder Singh, a former civil servant from India’s...

  23. June 10, 2014

    India’s car industry returns to growth

    India’s car industry has returned to growth following a long period of decline, an early sign of a turnround in Asia’s...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2014

    India capital raising shifts to bull phase

    It is an understatement to say that confidence has returned to Indian entrepreneurs following the election victory of...

  25. May 30, 2014

    Narendra Modi prepares to raise India’s FDI limits

    India’s new government is preparing to ease restrictions on foreign direct investment in the country, including in arms...

  26. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2014

    "Frivolous" arrests and other pitfalls of doing business in India: time for change?

    William Pinckney, chief executive of Amway India, the country’s biggest direct selling consumer goods business by sales, was...

  27. May 27, 2014

    Sharif takes gamble on Modi meeting

    Even before his swearing-in as prime minister on Monday Narendra Modi had scored his first foreign policy victory: 151...

  28. May 27, 2014

    India’s Modi looks to fulfil country’s economic hopes

    Modi’s economic challenges As India’s economic growth has fallen into a tailspin in recent years, corporate titans and...

  29. May 26, 2014

    End of the road for Hindustan Motors’ Ambassador

    India’s stuttering car market has claimed a venerable victim: the affectionately regarded but rarely purchased Hindustan...

  30. May 25, 2014

    Modi faces tough task kick-starting investment

    A challenging to-do list awaits Narendra Modi once he is sworn in on Monday evening as India’s prime minister, in front of...

  31. May 21, 2014

    India: Modi’s moment

    Even in the dusty, fly-blown alleyways of Batla House, a crowded Muslim district on the southern fringe of Delhi, the name...

  32. 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...

  33. beyondbrics

    May 6, 2014

    India elections: a festival of vote buying

    The rise of the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in this general election has helped bring corruption and good governance...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2014

    India elections: Modi campaign makes waves in Bangladesh

    The election campaign by Narendra Modi of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to become India’s next prime...

  35. May 2, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Arvind Kejriwal

    Half an hour before I am due to have lunch with Arvind Kejriwal, leader of India’s fledgling Aam Aadmi (literally “Common...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    April 30, 2014

    Ballerina in Delhi

    Adnan Abidi/Reuters A young ballerina watches the stage after her dance recital in New Delhi   ...

  37. April 30, 2014

    Narendra Modi: India’s Jekyll and Hyde

    If you want the best case for Narendra Modi, you can do no better than read my colleague Gideon Rachman’s latest column –...

  38. The World

    April 30, 2014

    Narendra Modi: India’s Jekyll and Hyde

    If you want the best case for Narendra Modi, you can do no better than read my colleague Gideon Rachman’s latest column –...

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