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    1. May 2, 2016

      India’s water shortage is more than a tale of town versus country

      As in the cartoon satire I have just read, so in real life: it is early morning and the bathroom tap groans, hisses and...

    2. April 18, 2016

      Life and death among India’s endangered vultures

      A few days ago, I had the pleasure of watching a pair of red-headed vultures, also known as king vultures, feasting on...

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    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 10, 2016

      More than 100 killed in Indian temple fireworks blast

      More than one hundred people were killed at a south Indian temple early on Sunday when sparks from a fireworks display...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. March 27, 2016

      Yoga guru rewrites consumer marketing rules in India

      Hindu holy men are supposed to be ascetics, shunning worldly and material pursuits. But India’s Swami “Baba” Ramdev — a...

    9. March 21, 2016

      India’s red tape causes trouble for exporting cats

      India is a land of irksome bureaucratic hurdles. They hit you soon after arrival and keep coming until the day you...

    10. 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...

    11. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      India unveils new oil and gas policy to boost output

      India has announced a slew of measures to boost the country’s sluggish output of oil, gas and minerals, including a new...

    12. March 9, 2016

      Unilever settles mercury exposure claim in India

      Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company, has agreed to make payments to hundreds of former employees in India...

    13. 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...

    14. March 7, 2016

      Delhi Notebook: A lament for India’s accidental bookseller

      The first shop I entered after landing in Delhi four years ago sold books. It turned out to be no ordinary store....

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. February 16, 2016

      India’s Myntra makes U-turn on ‘app only’

      Myntra, India’s largest online fashion retailer, has reversed its decision to go mobile “app only”, reactivating its...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. January 25, 2016

      Notebook: For India’s middle class, the car is the star

      On a summer holiday in London a couple of years ago, I boarded a bus in Westminster and sat next to an elegant older...

    29. January 20, 2016

      Dalit student’s suicide poses unexpected problem for India’s Modi

      The suicide of a PhD student from the lowest rung of Hinduism’s caste ladder is posing an unexpected political problem...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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....

    32. January 10, 2016

      Facebook’s reasonable vision of a wider web

      The internet has revolutionised the way we live and work but some 4bn people still lack access to it. One might assume...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. December 16, 2015

      Languages to help lure India internet billions

      Google, the internet search engine, and Indian ecommerce group Snapdeal, are aiming to bring hundreds of millions of...

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