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    1. February 8, 2016

      Delhi Notebook: How the wedding syndrome could fix India

      There is a perception that Indian governments are useless at getting important things done. One has only to look at the...

    2. January 31, 2016

      Hollowed-out Bengal economy struggles to regain its vigour

      Until recently the billboard slogan “Come to Bengal — Ride the Growth” that adorns the streets of Kolkata would have...

    1. January 29, 2016

      Indian coal goes from shortage to glut

      Coal India, the giant state-controlled mining group, has succeeded in boosting output by tens of millions of tonnes a...

    2. January 21, 2016

      India should seize its chance to shine

      India, long overshadowed by the greater global heft and economic might of China, is enjoying a rare moment in the sun....

    3. January 13, 2016

      Indian comedian jailed after mocking guru

      An Indian comedian was jailed for two weeks on Wednesday after he appeared to mimic a motorcycle-riding religious guru,...

    4. January 11, 2016

      Blue-sky dreaming for Delhi, a city where the sun doesn’t shine

      The holiday photos that friends have posted on Facebook are making me jealous. It is not the food, culture or wildlife....

    5. January 1, 2016

      Delhi forces cars off roads in anti-pollution drive

      The Indian capital, one of the world’s largest and most polluted cities, has launched an experimental scheme banning...

    6. December 28, 2015

      India’s impermanent residents

      Friends of mine — a European couple who have been in India for more than 15 years, and whose two children were born...

    7. December 22, 2015

      India passes law allowing youths to be tried as adults

      India’s upper house of parliament has passed a controversial juvenile justice bill that will allow people as young as...

    8. December 21, 2015

      India entangled in bureaucracy and corruption

      In cricket-loving India, you would think it easy to buy match tickets if the stadium is half empty. Not so. A colleague...

    9. December 16, 2015

      New diesel car sales banned in Delhi as pollution war intensifies

      India’s Supreme Court has banned new luxury diesel vehicles in Delhi and doubled a recently imposed “green tax” on...

    10. December 15, 2015

      Delhi chief minister accuses Modi after police raid his office

      Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi, on Tuesday called Narendra Modi “a coward and a psychopath”, accusing India’s...

    11. December 9, 2015

      Modi’s India reforms blocked amid opposition cries of ‘vendetta’

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s planned economic reforms have again been blocked by the opposition Congress...

    12. December 2, 2015

      India’s headline GDP growth disguises problems below the surface

      So it is official. India is the only Bric left standing. Brazil, which shrank 4.5 per cent year on year in the third...

    13. November 30, 2015

      Old-fashioned tolerance could help heal divided India

      At the tail-end of the monsoon, a trip to Hampi and the ruins of Vijayanagar in southern India gave our family not only...

    14. November 27, 2015

      Modi meets Gandhi in attempt to break India tax deadlock

      India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met opposition leader Sonia Gandhi at his residence on Friday evening, in an...

    15. November 26, 2015

      India intolerance debate goes viral amid Bollywood star backlash

      A fierce debate over intolerance in India has gone viral after a Bollywood star stirred a firestorm of nationalist...

    16. November 19, 2015

      India faces budget hole as civil servants head for big pay rise

      India’s 4.8m central government employees and 5.4m retired civil servants look set to receive a 23 per cent increase in...

    17. November 18, 2015

      Promises disappear as Indian politicians’ helicopters fly out

      For the jaded voters in the flat countryside of Bihar, one of India’s poorest and most populous states, helicopters are...

    18. November 17, 2015

      India’s Infosys forecasts tough third quarter

      Shares in Infosys continued their recent downward slide after the Indian IT group issued its second negative outlook in...

    19. November 13, 2015

      Modi ‘plays’ to massive crowd at Wembley

      UK prime minister David Cameron welcomed his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to thousands of chanting Modi fans at...

    20. November 13, 2015

      Trade no longer follows the flag, prime minister

      Another month, another leader of an emerging market country visits London amid claims that a trail of trade and...

    21. November 12, 2015

      UK-India relations ‘imprisoned by past’ for too long, says PM

      Narendra Modi’s UK visit David Cameron admitted on Thursday that Britain’s relationship with India had for too long...

    22. November 12, 2015

      Narendra Modi courts Indian diaspora with rock star-style tour

      Outside the Hindu temple in Neasden, north-west London — the biggest outside India when it was built in 1995 — there is...

    23. November 11, 2015

      Visa dispute looms over Modi’s UK visit

      Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK risks being overshadowed by a row over Britain’s strict rules on student visas, as...

    24. November 11, 2015

      UK’s unrequited love for India hangs in air amid Modi visit

      David Cameron declared in 2010 that he wanted Britain to be India’s “partner of choice”; five years later, as Indian...

    25. November 11, 2015

      India’s Narendra Modi under pressure after rebuke by BJP grandees

      Narendra Modi, prime minister of India, is facing an unprecedented challenge to his authority from within his own party...

    26. November 9, 2015

      Narendra Modi’s Ganges clean-up runs into the sand

      It is just after dawn and hundreds of Hindu worshippers are surging through a holiday market to pay their annual homage...

    27. November 6, 2015

      UK groups ready deals and complaints for Narendra Modi visit

      British multinationals hope to unveil $15bn of trade and investment deals with India when Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

    28. November 3, 2015

      UK strengthens ties with India ahead of Narendra Modi visit

      The UK and India are set to announce financial sector agreements during next week’s official visit by the Indian prime...

    29. November 2, 2015

      India toll collectors refuse to levy green tax

      Indian toll collectors manning booths at entry-points into Delhi have refused to collect a “green tax” on highly...

    30. November 1, 2015

      India’s Raghuram Rajan warns against intolerance

      Raghuram Rajan, India’s central bank governor, has appealed for tolerance of diverse opinions and challenges to...

    31. October 26, 2015

      India’s Narendra Modi must rein in his Hindu supremacist allies

      Last month, in a village just 50km from New Delhi, a man was lynched by a mob claiming he had eaten beef. The villager,...

    32. October 26, 2015

      Caste and religion cloud growth agenda in Bihar election

      For many of Bihar’s 110m inhabitants, the main goal in life is to leave their homeland as soon as possible — to study...

    33. October 19, 2015

      Asia’s dancing frogs, walking fish and sneezing monkeys

      There is no shortage of bad news from south Asia — be it the brutal lynching of a Muslim farmer in India by a Hindu mob...

    34. October 16, 2015

      Indian storm over minister’s comments on Muslims

      A Hindu fundamentalist and senior member of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party has prompted a new storm of protest...

    35. October 15, 2015

      India leaving China behind? Not so fast

      The truth may finally be wearing off the old saying that India only ever compares itself with itself. As the Indian...

    36. October 13, 2015

      Indian pharmacies to strike in growing backlash against ecommerce

      Up to 850,000 Indian pharmacies will close their doors on Wednesday to protest against online medicine sales, the...

    37. October 8, 2015

      China spurs Narendra Modi’s pivot to Washington

      Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia has had a bad press. The moment the US president uttered the phrase, the Middle East...

    38. October 6, 2015

      Beef killing butchers India’s tradition of tolerance

      Mohammad Akhlaq, a 50-year-old Muslim labourer, was killed last week by a Hindu mob enraged by rumours he had eaten...

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