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    April 17, 2014

    India elections: the state that might save Congress?

    It is what might be dubbed “super Thursday” in India, the biggest voting day in the country’s month-long election. 121...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    There are just a few more days left before polling begins in the world’s biggest democracy and the opposition Bharatiya...

  5. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Guest Post: the rural/urban divide dies out

    By Neelanjan Sircar and Milan Vaishnav Come election time, a standard trope goes that India is engaged in a relentless...

  6. 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...

  7. beyondbrics

    March 26, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    The incumbent Congress party published its manifesto on Wednesday, with mentions for low-caste and tribal people, labour...

  8. March 26, 2014

    Modi’s silence on crony capitalism speaks volumes

    It is not hard to see why hopes are rising in India Inc. Polls suggest opposition leader Narendra Modi will win outright in...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    The looming general election just got more exciting, as Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party has...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    Infighting in India’s political parties, an obsession with Hitler, and the curious case of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi...

  19. March 11, 2014

    Frustration builds for India’s developers

    Last Christmas eve, Patu Keswani finally got what he had waited over a year for: the opening of his hotel at Delhi airport....

  20. beyondbrics

    March 7, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    India’s equity markets closed at a new all-time high on Friday, beating the record set in the previous session, while Arvind...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 7, 2014

    India elections: India’s battleground state

    Its population is bigger than Brazil’s. The way its people vote can decide the direction taken by world’s largest democracy....

  22. February 28, 2014

    Indian tycoon Subrata Roy arrested for contempt of court

    Subrata Roy, the enigmatic Indian tycoon, was arrested on Friday morning in the city of Lucknow after he failed to appear...

  23. February 24, 2014

    India becomes biggest foreign buyer of US weapons

    India imported $1.9bn of military kit from the US last year, making it the biggest foreign buyer of US weapons, according to...

  24. February 21, 2014

    Delhi and democracy: a challenge for India

    Capital: A Portrait of Twenty-First Century Delhi, by Rana Dasgupta, Canongate, RRP£25, 512 pages Battles Half Won: India’s...

  25. 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...

  26. February 21, 2014

    What if Modi fails to win majority in India?

    The battle to be India’s next prime minister Opposition leader Narendra Modi was brimming with confidence on Monday as he...

  27. February 18, 2014

    India must tackle manufacturing malaise

    The world’s largest carmakers gathered for New Delhi’s auto expo earlier this month, as the likes of Ford and Volkswagen...

  28. February 17, 2014

    Indian crusader says he is anti-corruption, not against business

    Arvind Kejriwal, the Indian anti-corruption crusader who has just stepped down as Delhi’s chief minister, has sought to...

  29. February 17, 2014

    Freedom of speech shrinks in India, the world’s largest democracy

    India often boasts of the robust health of its electoral democracy. But at least one crucial pillar of its democratic...

  30. February 16, 2014

    India’s ‘Common Man’ party seeks to bounce back after Delhi blow

    The politics-weary residents of India’s national capital were elated in late December when Arvind Kejriwal, a 45-year-old...

  31. February 14, 2014

    Anti-corruption chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal resigns

    Arvind Kejriwal, the Indian anti-corruption campaigner and self-styled revolutionary, who challenged established political...

  32. February 14, 2014

    Penguin warns over free speech in India

    Penguin India, an arm of one of the world’s biggest publishers, has issued a stark warning of the deteriorating environment...

  33. February 13, 2014

    India’s parliament erupts into violence over Telangana state plan

    India’s lower house of parliament erupted into mayhem on Thursday after a legislator from the ruling Congress party used...

  34. February 12, 2014

    World Bank to investigate its investment in tea group

    The World Bank is launching a formal investigation of its investment into a company set up by Tata Global Beverages, maker...

  35. February 12, 2014

    Cricketer Kevin Pietersen goes for $1.5m in Indian league auction

    Players for hire: IPL auction gets under way As the final hammer fell on the first day of its annual player auction, the...

  36. February 12, 2014

    IPL: Six questions about the most lucrative cricket league

    The Indian Premier League has attracted millions of fans, but also its fair share of controversy, aggravating cricket...

  37. February 10, 2014

    Tata urged to give tea plantation workers way out of share scheme

    Tata Global Beverages, maker of the Tetley tea brand, has been urged to allow impoverished plantation workers to withdraw...

  38. February 9, 2014

    India’s quick-fix approach to regulation won’t do

    New Delhi was aghast last month when the US Federal Aviation Administration downgraded India’s flight safety rating,...

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