Search for India Politics & Policy and
    1. April 28, 2016

      India blocks visas for China dissidents

      India has revoked or refused to grant travel visas to at least three opponents of the governing Chinese Communist party...

    2. April 26, 2016

      Making a late bid to make it in India

      To get to the industrial estates on the outskirts of India’s capital, the best way is by Delhi Metro, since the broad...

    1. April 13, 2016

      Good morning Gurugram: north India’s business city renamed

      Gurgaon near Delhi, the India headquarters for scores of multinational businesses, is henceforth to be called Gurugram...

    2. April 12, 2016

      India scrambles to ease severe drought

      India has taken the unusual step of sending a water train to relieve a parched region as a severe drought tightens its...

    3. April 6, 2016

      India’s northern Bihar state outlaws alcohol

      India’s northern Bihar state on Wednesday imposed prohibition on its 99m people, fulfilling an election promise that...

    4. April 4, 2016

      A walk in the park is a tale of two Indian cities

      If I want to learn whether the Indian government will enact a goods and services tax — a reform long awaited by...

    5. April 4, 2016

      BJP seeks boost from India state elections

      Voters in eastern India went to the polls on Monday in the first phase of a clutch of five state legislative assembly...

    6. April 3, 2016

      Modi fails to exploit India’s great opportunity

      Narendra Modi has been prime minister of India for almost two years. The good news is that the Asian giant is now the...

    7. March 29, 2016

      This is India’s moment — Narendra Modi must not waste it

      This should be India’s moment. The country has the highest growth rate among major economies. The International...

    8. March 20, 2016

      Five arrested in India over lynching of cattle traders

      Five men, including a self-styled “cow protection activist”, have been arrested in India for allegedly lynching two...

    9. March 15, 2016

      India targets $40bn of untapped oil and gas

      India aims to attract $25bn of investment in natural gas and crude oil in the next few years with the help of sweeping...

    10. March 9, 2016

      Student leader’s sedition saga exposes India schism

      To his supporters he is a hero of democracy, a farmer’s son who has found his vocation defending freedom against...

    11. February 29, 2016

      India budget receives lukewarm response

      Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister, has unveiled an Rs19.8tn ($289bn) budget that aims to cut the central...

    12. February 26, 2016

      India economic growth likely to level off next year, says survey

      India’s robust growth rate is likely to level off in the coming year and could drop to as low as 7 per cent in an...

    13. February 26, 2016

      Water wars hit Delhi as saboteurs strike

      Until last weekend, few residents of the vast metropolis of Delhi knew that it depended for so much of its drinking...

    14. February 25, 2016

      The precarious state of the global economy

      In the seven years since it was elevated to the level of supposed guardian of global stability, the G20 grouping of...

    15. February 25, 2016

      Political problems mount for Narendra Modi

      Gone is the confident, mocking Narendra Modi of the 2014 election campaign, when he would promise the crowds economic...

    16. February 23, 2016

      India’s caste system is an affront to modernity

      If one were looking for an example of a well-meaning idea gone horribly awry, it would be hard to pick a better one...

    17. February 23, 2016

      India: If they can make it there . . .

      The stage was set for a triumphant relaunch of Make In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big push to transform the...

    18. February 22, 2016

      New Delhi Notebook: India tries and fails to curb booze and sex

      Indian institutions, as I have said before in this column, have long been criticised for their failure to achieve...

    19. February 22, 2016

      Indian troops retake crucial canal from Jat protesters in Haryana

      Indian troops on Monday retook a critical canal that provides most of the water for the capital city two days after it...

    20. February 21, 2016

      India divided over right to political freedom

      India has abruptly found itself at a crucial political juncture, with the arrest of an elite university student for...

    21. February 18, 2016

      Tensions flare in India over student leader’s arrest

      Tensions over free speech threatened to boil over in India’s capital on Thursday at protests against the arrest on...

    22. February 14, 2016

      Modi to refresh ‘Make in India’ manufacturing drive

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to reinvigorate his flagship “Make in India” drive to develop a Chinese-style...

    23. February 14, 2016

      India’s BJP accused of dissent crackdown

      India’s Bharatiya Janata party government has been accused of cracking down on political dissent, after a student...

    24. February 12, 2016

      India’s capital New Delhi to reprise anti-pollution car drive

      India’s capital city is to reprise a two-week experiment in road-rationing, imposing new rules to restrict car use, as...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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....

    29. 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,...

    30. 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....

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

    Search for India Politics & Policy and