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      Crackdown on Indian madrassas exposes rift over Islamic education

      A demand by the Indian state of Maharashtra that the hundreds of madrassas on its soil teach maths and science as well as...

    2. June 22, 2015

      India infrastructure: Built on debt

      Some day, the Delhi Metro will be able to take race fans to the Buddh International Circuit, a $400m, 16-turn,...

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    1. June 22, 2015

      SoftBank jumps into Indian renewables market

      Japan’s SoftBank has entered India’s solar energy sector in a venture with Bharti Enterprises of New Delhi and Foxconn...

    2. June 9, 2015

      Noodles controversy that has India in twist over food safety

      In India a home-cooked meal (or at least the semblance of one) is important. It shows effort, and is believed to produce...

    3. June 1, 2015

      Supple Indian art of yoga stretches beyond personal wellbeing

      Yoga. The very word strikes fear into the heart of any self-respecting Englishman. For those of us with a conventional...

    4. May 29, 2015

      Climate change blamed as thousands die in Indian heat

      For the wealthy of India, the annual heatwave before the monsoon is inconvenient, especially when water stored in black...

    5. May 21, 2015

      India’s microfinance groups bounce back

      India’s microfinance industry increased its total loan portfolio 61 per cent over the past financial year to a record high...

    6. May 20, 2015

      Renault targets small-car market in India

      Renault has begun a drive to grab 5 per cent of India’s potentially vast car market over the next three years. The French...

    7. May 19, 2015

      Paradoxical delights of the contradictory nation of India

      After three years in New Delhi, and a year following the mesmeric Narendra Modi as prime minister of the world’s largest...

    8. May 7, 2015

      India: Learning a hard lesson

      The 10-year-old son of an illiterate metal crockery peddler in rural Rajasthan, Surinder Gavariya dreams of being a police...

    9. May 7, 2015

      Justice catches up with Bollywood star Salman Khan

      Mumbai’s first Salman Khan-themed restaurant faces an uncertain future as patrons come to terms with the sentencing of...

    10. May 6, 2015

      US warns India over NGO crackdown

      The US has criticised the Indian government’s crackdown on civil society groups, with Richard Verma, American ambassador to...

    11. May 6, 2015

      Bollywood star Salman Khan found guilty in fatal hit-and-run case

      Salman Khan Bollywood film star Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail for killing a homeless man in a 2002...

    12. April 9, 2015

      Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju sentenced to 7 years

      Ramalinga Raju, former chairman of Satyam Computer, has been jailed for seven years by a court investigating a more than...

    13. March 29, 2015

      Reformist Modi tries to shake off ‘anti-poor’ label

      Ten months into the administration of Narendra Modi, even some of the Indian prime minister’s ardent supporters have been...

    14. March 23, 2015

      Pride, patriotism and the baffling politics of Indian place names

      It feels odd to spend the day in one of the world’s biggest cities, and India’s richest in terms of income per head, and to...

    15. March 18, 2015

      Conservative values deny Indian women jobs and hit growth

      India’s chattering classes often look with wistful admiration at the prosperity of east Asia’s Tiger economies, such as tiny...

    16. March 17, 2015

      Nun’s rape stokes Indian Christian fears

      At a recent ceremony honouring the Catholic Church’s canonisation of two Indian saints, Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed...

    17. March 16, 2015

      Indian growth stunted by women’s exclusion, says IMF

      The lack of women workers in India is a “huge missed opportunity” for the country’s economic growth, Christine Lagarde,...

    18. March 11, 2015

      Delhi to limit visibility of smog data

      India’s government has decided to stop releasing real-time air quality data for the capital New Delhi, amid growing global...

    19. March 9, 2015

      The grim state of India’s government health system

      You know something is wrong with a country’s health system when you rush an injured relative to hospital — and then hesitate...

    20. March 5, 2015

      Rape film dispute shines harsh light on Indian attitudes

      Nine months after India was rocked by the gang rape and murder of a young physiotherapist on a Delhi bus, popular Bollywood...

    21. March 4, 2015

      Narendra Modi takes tough stance on Indians hiding ‘black money’

      HSBC’s admission that its Swiss private bank may have held accounts for tax dodging clients has made waves as far afield as...

    22. March 3, 2015

      Paper Boat bases future on India’s drinks nostalgia

      It was during a daily tussle with his three business partners over a flask of home-made aam panna — a traditional Indian...

    23. March 3, 2015

      Indian state of Maharashtra bans beef

      India’s western state of Maharashtra, home of the country’s financial capital Mumbai, has introduced a draconian beef ban,...

    24. March 1, 2015

      Investors optimistic about Modi budget

      Indian and international investors are optimistic about the prospects for accelerating growth in India, after New Delhi...

    25. February 25, 2015

      Indian farmers balk at land law reforms

      Anna Hazare, the prominent social activist who led the mass anti-corruption movement that so rattled Delhi in 2011,...

    26. February 24, 2015

      Clothes make the man, and Indian nation

      Arvind Kejriwal, leader of India’s fledgling Aam Aadmi (Common Man) party and recent victor of New Delhi’s local election,...

    27. February 20, 2015

      Reliance employee quizzed in India corporate espionage probe

      Reliance Industries, India’s largest private sector company by revenue, has launched an internal investigation after New...

    28. February 11, 2015

      Developing economies: Taking a load off

      Morocco’s leaders held their breath as the moment approached. Would riots erupt? Would inflation jump? But the day came and...

    29. February 9, 2015

      A comedy roast sparks an Indian firestorm

      It seems that even innocuous acts will prompt someone somewhere in India to take offence. But rarely has the country shown a...

    30. February 3, 2015

      Aam Aadmi activist Arvind Kejriwal battles with BJP for Delhi

      Arvind Kejriwal electrified Indian politics just over a year ago, as the unexpectedly strong performance of his upstart Aam...

    31. January 26, 2015

      A calm moment in a stormy US-India marriage

      It was 15 years ago that US president Bill Clinton came to India on a five day, five city trip that felt like a new dawn in...

    32. beyondbrics

      January 26, 2015

      Guest post: India / US bilateral investment treaty will be no easy ride

      By Kavaljit Singh of Madhyam It’s official: India and the US will resume negotiations on a high-standard bilateral...

    33. January 22, 2015

      Rightwing Hindus stir up ‘battle of the babies’ in India

      A telling photograph featuring John Kerry, US secretary of state, was published in India this month when he visited a Ford...

    34. January 16, 2015

      India has every chance to outstrip China if it tries

      Forecasts this week by the World Bank revived a prediction often made down the years: that growth in one of the Asian...

    35. January 2, 2015

      India pumps up fuel taxes as crude prices fall

      New Delhi has raised the excise duty on petrol and diesel as it struggles to fund ambitious infrastructure development plans...

    36. December 28, 2014

      Religious conversion debate divides India

      India’s progressive constitution, written by the western-educated lawyer Bhimrao Ambedkar and adopted in 1949, guarantees...

    37. December 23, 2014

      India’s Narendra Modi should act more decisively in 2015

      On balance, Narendra Modi has had a good first six months in office. Domestically, India’s prime minister has struck the...

    38. December 23, 2014

      BJP poised for gains in India state elections

      India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party appeared poised to take over the mineral-rich but economically backward state of...

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