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    1. August 28, 2015

      Om Prakash Munjal, transport industrialist, 1928-2015

      Back in the 1950s, Om Prakash Munjal and his elder brother Brijmohan Lall Munjal would meet each morning in the...

    2. August 27, 2015

      India food watchdog leaves foreign groups wary

      Nestlé’s Maggi noodles were not the only food to disappear from India’s shop shelves in June, after regulators banned...

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    1. August 26, 2015

      Indians cry foul over soaring onion prices

      Global markets may be see-sawing wildly but in India the price of a key asset class is rocketing: onions, a crucial...

    2. August 24, 2015

      Gurus and charlatans: India’s unholy mess is no exception

      When I was crunching my way through India’s crime statistics a few days ago, one number gave me pause. Witchcraft was...

    3. August 21, 2015

      Chinese hackers target Indian institutions

      Chinese hackers are targeting organisations in India to glean strategic and commercially sensitive material, according...

    4. August 20, 2015

      India fires policeman who implicated Modi over 2002 Gujarat riots

      India’s home ministry has fired Sanjiv Bhatt, a senior police officer who implicated Narendra Modi, now prime minister,...

    5. August 10, 2015

      Summer retreats redolent of the Indian Raj count cost of success

      Hill stations — those summer retreats redolent of tea and biscuits, pink gins and the British empire — are in the news...

    6. August 6, 2015

      Chilli heat that helps beat the Grim Reaper

      Only a fool believes eating a vindaloo is the triumph of man over chilli. The spicy, vinegary Indian dish beloved of...

    7. August 3, 2015

      India launches crackdown on online porn

      India has launched a crackdown on internet pornography, banning access to more than 800 adult websites, including...

    8. July 30, 2015

      India executes Mumbai bomber despite protests

      India’s use of the death penalty came under renewed debate on Thursday, after authorities hanged a 53-year-old Muslim...

    9. July 30, 2015

      India seeks to bury controversy over central bank

      The Indian government plans within months to entrench central bank direction of the country’s monetary policy, with the...

    10. July 28, 2015

      India in mourning for former president known as ‘Missile Man’

      ​India has declared a week of mourning following the sudden death of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former president known as...

    11. July 27, 2015

      Tributes to the empire’s forgotten warriors of second world war

      Private G Matthews of Britain’s Durham Light Infantry died at the age of 31 on April 28 1944, in the Battle of Kohima:...

    12. July 20, 2015

      Bangalore steps out of the world’s back-office

      Sitting in an open-air restaurant just round the corner from his home in Bangalore’s start-up hub of Koramangala,...

    13. July 20, 2015

      Killings underline fragility of India’s remote north-east

      At a hilltop checkpoint in Manipur a few kilometres from the Myanmar border, the inquisitive officer known simply as...

    14. July 13, 2015

      South Africa tourism ‘crisis’ after visa rules changed

      With the lure of pristine beaches, stunning wine lands and spectacular wildlife parks, South Africa’s tourism sector...

    15. July 13, 2015

      Scams, unexplained demises and the Indian civil service

      At first, India’s latest corruption scandal seemed too obscure to attract international attention. The very name of the...

    16. July 7, 2015

      India: Land in demand

      Ashok Yadav was optimistic when Uttar Pradesh authorities took 589 hectares of land from his village, Patwari —...

    17. July 3, 2015

      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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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