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  1. April 17, 2014

    Indians cast votes on key day for country’s general elections

    Tens of millions of Indians cast their votes on Thursday as the country’s five-week general election neared the halfway mark...

  2. April 17, 2014

    Ambani’s Reliance in legal dispute over ‘crony capitalism’ claims

    Reliance Industries, the industrial conglomerate led by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, has issued a legal notice against...

  1. April 16, 2014

    Fragile Middle: India’s petty entrepreneurs face uncertain future

    Fragile Middle: India’s anxious middle class It makes for a curious combination of businesses under one roof, but Bheem...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Slowdown puts 1bn middle class at risk

    Almost a billion people in the developing world are at risk of slipping out of the ranks of a nascent middle class,...

  3. April 9, 2014

    India election: Narendra Modi looks to woo hostile southern states

    With voting under way in India’s month-long election, opposition leader Narendra Modi addressed tens of thousands of...

  4. April 8, 2014

    India election body clashes with Bengali leader

    Populist Bengali leader Mamata Banerjee has clashed with India’s powerful Election Commission over its order for the...

  5. April 8, 2014

    Modi personality cult dominates India election

    In India’s capital – Delhi, Narendra Modi is everywhere. His brooding face looms from billboards, bus-shelters, metro trains...

  6. April 7, 2014

    India election: Ruling Congress party faces poll drubbing

    India starts mammoth election process On the plains of Kurukshetra – the site of an epic Indian mythological battle – Naveen...

  7. April 7, 2014

    India’s BJP woos investors as world’s biggest election begins

    Narendra Modi promised to revive Indian growth and boost foreign investment as voting began for over 800m eligible Indians...

  8. April 6, 2014

    Final India opinion polls boost Narendra Modi’s campaign

    Hindu nationalist opposition leader Narendra Modi has strengthened his polling lead and appears poised to inflict a heavy...

  9. April 2, 2014

    Asia follows China into an old-fashioned arms race

    Everyone knows about China’s arms build-up. Beijing’s defence budget has risen eightfold in 20 years. In that time it has...

  10. April 1, 2014

    The paradox that awaits a Prime Minister Modi

    In India’s forthcoming elections, a government led by Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata party is likely to assume power,...

  11. April 1, 2014

    US ambassador to India resigns on eve of election

    The US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell, has resigned from her post, as Washington seeks to repair its damaged relationship...

  12. March 28, 2014

    India election campaign turns bitter as parties jostle for votes

    Campaigning for India’s parliamentary elections took a vicious turn after prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi labelled...

  13. March 28, 2014

    Australian galleries embroiled in Indian antiquities scandal

    Two of the biggest public art galleries in Australia have become embroiled in a controversy over their purchases of...

  14. March 26, 2014

    India’s Congress party pledges jobs for low-caste workers

    India’s governing Congress party has promised in its election manifesto to move towards affirmative action in private...

  15. March 25, 2014

    Reliance Industries: gas karma

    Phrases you do not want to hear if you own stock in an Indian energy conglomerate right before a national election: “Common...

  16. March 25, 2014

    India gas price ruling hits Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries

    Shares in billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries fell on Tuesday after India’s Election Commission said it could...

  17. March 23, 2014

    Indian business looks to Modi to spark capex revival

    India’s opinion polls put opposition leader Narendra Modi as the country’s next prime minister, shortly after election...

  18. March 19, 2014

    A vote for Modi could make India more Chinese

    China’s ability to get things done has long caused many Indians to marvel. Whether the planners in Beijing are overseeing...

  19. March 19, 2014

    Who features on the AAP candidate list?

    The Aam Aadmi party’s main agenda is to eradicate corruption and criminality from India’s political system. But otherwise,...

  20. March 19, 2014

    India’s Common Man party oozes charisma on its poll mission

    Clad in jeans, sandals and a block-print cotton kurta, the typical sartorial markers of an Indian social activist, Rachna...

  21. March 17, 2014

    Turbans and feathers but no skullcap

    Modi’s hat-trick Storming across India wooing voters, Narendra Modi has worn virtually every piece of traditional or exotic...

  22. March 17, 2014

    Fears over rise in divisive battles

    To many Western yoga practitioners, surya namaskar, or salutation of the sun, is little more than a healthy exercise...

  23. March 16, 2014

    India Muslims on tenterhooks over election

    In Bhopal’s Darul Uloom – or House of Knowledge – madrassa, a school offering secular and religious education in an elegant,...

  24. March 16, 2014

    Narendra Modi in parliamentary bid from India’s Hindu heartland

    Modi’s hat-trick Narendra Modi, the Indian prime ministerial hopeful from the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party, is...

  25. March 14, 2014

    US prosecutors file indictment against Indian diplomat Khobragade

    US prosecutors filed an indictment against Devyani Khobragade, an Indian diplomat accused of falsely acquiring a visa for...

  26. March 11, 2014

    Election hopes spur India relief rally

    Last week’s announcement of May 16 as the results date for India’s national election brought solace to the country’s eager...

  27. March 9, 2014

    Infosys co-founder enters India politics with a bang

    Nandan Nilekani, one of India’s best-known businessmen, will stand as a candidate for the governing Congress party in...

  28. March 6, 2014

    FDA warns India on drugs standards

    America’s top drugs watchdog has urged New Delhi to work with US regulators to help raise standards in the Indian...

  29. March 6, 2014

    Cricket fans in Indian sedition row for supporting ‘wrong’ team

    Dozens of Indian students from Kashmir have been suspended and threatened with sedition charges after they cheered the...

  30. March 6, 2014

    India’s dodo dynasties fear extinction at the polls

    Has dynastic politics had its day in the world’s biggest democracy? That is the tempting conclusion to be drawn from the...

  31. March 5, 2014

    India sets Modi-Gandhi poll battle date

    India’s general election, the largest democratic exercise in history, will be held on nine separate days over five weeks in...

  32. March 3, 2014

    Rolls-Royce faces India probe threat

    Rolls-Royce, the UK engine maker, faces the threat of a new corruption investigation and a freeze on India contracts after...

  33. February 26, 2014

    Popular support for Modi gathers force in India

    Three times as many Indians support the opposition Bharatiya Janata party as the governing Congress party, according to...

  34. February 26, 2014

    India’s technology industry veterans support Modi and BJP team

    The team building the digital campaign for India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata party mixes entrepreneurs and veterans from...

  35. February 26, 2014

    ‘Tea parties’ add twist to Indian digital election

    India’s politicians experiment with social media Babalal Patel’s tiny tea stall in southern Mumbai is a long way from...

  36. February 25, 2014

    India’s ‘third front’ seeks to shake up politics

    With a bust of Lenin on the porch and a polystyrene hammer and sickle above the front door of its Delhi headquarters, the...

  37. February 24, 2014

    Modi hits out at Chinese expansionism

    Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi has told China to abandon its “expansionist attitude” in a rare foray into foreign...

  38. February 21, 2014

    Jayalalithaa lays out campaign to be India’s PM

    The battle to become India’s next PM Visitors to Chennai, the capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, will soon be...

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