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      What India’s colonial legacy tells us about Brexit

      Coronation Park, where the grand Delhi Durbars were held in 1877, 1903 and 1911, is an abandoned, ghostly corner of the...

    2. March 21, 2017

      Beware the other side of India’s prime minister

      There have always been two sides to Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister. As chief minister of the state of Gujarat he...

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    1. March 20, 2017

      Elevation of Hindu firebrand casts doubt on Modi’s avowed agenda

      As prime minister, India’s Narendra Modi portrays himself as a diligent moderniser — focused on bringing jobs,...

    2. March 19, 2017

      New Indian state leader sparks religious tolerance fears

      India’s ruling party has appointed a controversial Hindu activist to the leadership of the country’s most populous...

    3. March 15, 2017

      Modi magic sweeps Congress party to India’s political fringe

      For 48 years of its seven decades since independence, India was ruled by members of a single family with a magnetism,...

    4. March 13, 2017

      India ends cash rationing imposed after Modi’s banknote ban

      When Indian banks open on Tuesday after a holiday weekend, the era of cash rationing that followed Narendra Modi’s...

    5. March 7, 2017

      India needs more reform before it’s a buy-and-hold investment

      The hopes for global reflation that have helped many equity markets in recent months have taken the stock market in...

    6. March 2, 2017

      Narendra Modi mocks economists amid doubts over Indian GDP

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has crowed at the victory of “hard work over Harvard”, after the government said...

    7. February 28, 2017

      India faces another tryst with destiny

      On the eve of independence in 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, spoke of a “tryst with destiny”....

    8. February 27, 2017

      Delhi warns of ‘teething problems’ when tax reform kicks in

      Businesses operating in India should be ready for “teething problems” when the country introduces a landmark tax reform...

    9. February 27, 2017

      India frets that American welcome is over after Kansas bar killing

      India reacted with equanimity to Donald Trump’s election as US president. Though astonished, New Delhi’s establishment...

    10. February 27, 2017

      Modi adviser cautions on tax probe after demonetisation

      Narendra Modi’s government should pull back from trawling through bank accounts to search for tax evasion in the wake...

    11. February 26, 2017

      India’s Jaitley calls for limits on free speech

      Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley has labelled student protesters as subversive and declared that free speech is...

    12. FT Alphaville

      February 21, 2017

      Snap AV: Is India's demonetisation supporting the rupee?

      Future historians may eventually conclude the most significant event of 8 November 2016 was the Indian government’s...

    13. February 21, 2017

      India’s bold experiment with cash

      On November 8 2016, Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, announced that the Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes (worth about...

    14. February 20, 2017

      ‘I Am a Troll’ by Swati Chaturvedi

      Two years ago I wrote an article about Indian immigration authorities barring a local Greenpeace activist from flying...

    15. February 19, 2017

      Generator woes threaten Modi’s plan to power India

      India’s ambitious plans to finally provide reliable electricity to its 1.3bn people are at risk of failing because its...

    16. February 17, 2017

      When Crime Pays by Milan Vaishnav — crooked paths to power

      In late December, Narendra Modi launched a fierce defence of his decision the previous month to scrap two of India’s...

    17. February 15, 2017

      India launches world record 104 satellites on a single rocket

      India launched a world record-breaking 104 satellites from seven countries on a single rocket, setting a new milestone...

    18. February 14, 2017

      India’s contender to succeed politician Jayalalithaa convicted

      A bitter battle to succeed one of India’s most colourful politicians took a dramatic turn on Tuesday when the Supreme...

    19. February 13, 2017

      Problems brew as India’s dynasties reach end of the line

      India is known for its political dynasties. The opposition Congress party, in office for 54 of the nearly 70 years...

    20. February 12, 2017

      India optimistic of being coal-free by 2050

      India will not need to build another coal power plant after 2025 if renewables continue to fall in cost at their...

    21. February 6, 2017

      India to consign its 125,000 train track inspectors to history

      India is phasing out the daily track inspections conducted by an army of 125,000 engineers across its vast colonial-era...

    22. February 5, 2017

      Modi’s clean-up of electoral funding is set to leave a bad smell

      Since taking power in May 2014, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has made much of his desire to clean up his country...

    23. February 5, 2017

      Near-record turnout for India state elections

      Voters have turned out in huge numbers in two Indian states, kickstarting a round of state elections that have the...

    24. February 2, 2017

      India eyes merger of state-controlled oil and gas groups

      India is planning to merge its state-controlled oil and gas companies to create a new international player that would...

    25. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2017

      India bucks trend, is less populist than expected

      Once past the terrifying sight of Narendra Modi (barely) in fatigues — presented without fair warning — in this...

    26. February 2, 2017

      India’s Modi faces test in state polls

      Two years ago, Mahesh Kumar, 25, a low-caste villager in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, broke with his family’s tradition...

    27. February 1, 2017

      Modi government reveals budget aimed at reviving Indian demand

      Narendra Modi’s government said it would cut taxes for poorer Indians and small companies and invest nearly $60bn in...

    28. January 31, 2017

      India expects growth uptick as economy recovers from banknote ban

      India’s economy is expected to grow 6.75-7.5 per cent in the coming year as it recovers from the disruption caused by...

    29. January 24, 2017

      Mumbai: Airport plan flies into trouble

      The site of Mumbai’s future airport is a mess of crocodile-filled swampland, jungle and the odd river. It is a daunting...

    30. January 19, 2017

      Pakistan vows nuclear retaliation if India attacks

      Pakistani officials have threatened to use nuclear weapons should India invade, after India’s new army chief admitted...

    31. January 18, 2017

      RBI independence questioned after India’s cash recall chaos

      India’s central bank and its new governor are facing criticism over their role in the recall of 86 per cent of the...

    32. January 16, 2017

      Jio hints free offer will continue in Indian mobile war

      Reliance Industries has raised the stakes in the multibillion-dollar battle for India’s mobile market, hinting that it...

    33. January 16, 2017

      Investors in India await Modi’s long-promised reforms

      The wide, freshly tarmacked roads leading to Gandhinagar, the purpose-built state capital of Gujarat, are adorned with...

    34. January 11, 2017

      Indian foreign minister threatens to expel Amazon workers

      India’s foreign minister has threatened to expel all foreign Amazon employees from the country after discovering that...

    35. January 9, 2017

      India cash recall sparks jobs crunch, says industry body

      India’s small service companies cut a third of their jobs and lost half of their revenues in the month after...

    36. January 5, 2017

      Radical rulings prompt backlash against India supreme court

      India’s highest court is facing a backlash after a string of decisions that senior lawyers and constitutional experts...

    37. January 4, 2017

      Cinema highlights India’s growing nationalist battle

      Indians are bound by a love of the movies — mostly escapist Bollywood fantasies or their regional-language cousins,...

    38. January 2, 2017

      Trump, Putin, Xi and the rise of nostalgic nationalism

      America is used to setting global trends. But long before Donald Trump vowed to “Make America Great Again”, China,...

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