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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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....

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. November 30, 2015

      Old-fashioned tolerance could help heal divided India

      At the tail-end of the monsoon, a trip to Hampi and the ruins of Vijayanagar in southern India gave our family not only...

    11. November 26, 2015

      India intolerance debate goes viral amid Bollywood star backlash

      A fierce debate over intolerance in India has gone viral after a Bollywood star stirred a firestorm of nationalist...

    12. November 18, 2015

      Promises disappear as Indian politicians’ helicopters fly out

      For the jaded voters in the flat countryside of Bihar, one of India’s poorest and most populous states, helicopters are...

    13. November 17, 2015

      Vijay Sharma, Paytm: an Alibaba for India

      Vijay Sharma’s moment of revelation came in October 2011 as he watched Alibaba’s Jack Ma give a talk in Hong Kong. The...

    14. November 17, 2015

      India’s Infosys forecasts tough third quarter

      Shares in Infosys continued their recent downward slide after the Indian IT group issued its second negative outlook in...

    15. November 12, 2015

      UK-India relations ‘imprisoned by past’ for too long, says PM

      Narendra Modi’s UK visit David Cameron admitted on Thursday that Britain’s relationship with India had for too long...

    16. November 9, 2015

      India sacks its representative as head of International Cricket Council

      India’s cricket authorities have sacked their own representative as head of the International Cricket Council, marking...

    17. November 9, 2015

      Narendra Modi’s Ganges clean-up runs into the sand

      It is just after dawn and hundreds of Hindu worshippers are surging through a holiday market to pay their annual homage...

    18. November 2, 2015

      A reversal of India’s mobile phone revolution

      I arrived in India in 1995, before mobile phone services had started and when the state phone company still provided...

    19. November 2, 2015

      India toll collectors refuse to levy green tax

      Indian toll collectors manning booths at entry-points into Delhi have refused to collect a “green tax” on highly...

    20. November 1, 2015

      India’s Raghuram Rajan warns against intolerance

      Raghuram Rajan, India’s central bank governor, has appealed for tolerance of diverse opinions and challenges to...

    21. October 26, 2015

      India’s Narendra Modi must rein in his Hindu supremacist allies

      Last month, in a village just 50km from New Delhi, a man was lynched by a mob claiming he had eaten beef. The villager,...

    22. October 26, 2015

      Caste and religion cloud growth agenda in Bihar election

      For many of Bihar’s 110m inhabitants, the main goal in life is to leave their homeland as soon as possible — to study...

    23. October 19, 2015

      Asia’s dancing frogs, walking fish and sneezing monkeys

      There is no shortage of bad news from south Asia — be it the brutal lynching of a Muslim farmer in India by a Hindu mob...

    24. October 16, 2015

      Indian storm over minister’s comments on Muslims

      A Hindu fundamentalist and senior member of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party has prompted a new storm of protest...

    25. October 13, 2015

      Indian pharmacies to strike in growing backlash against ecommerce

      Up to 850,000 Indian pharmacies will close their doors on Wednesday to protest against online medicine sales, the...

    26. October 6, 2015

      Beef killing butchers India’s tradition of tolerance

      Mohammad Akhlaq, a 50-year-old Muslim labourer, was killed last week by a Hindu mob enraged by rumours he had eaten...

    27. October 5, 2015

      India’s female students stake their claim on the streets

      I still remember participating in a Take Back the Night march as an undergraduate at University of California,...

    28. September 30, 2015

      Indian mob kills farmer rumoured to have eaten beef

      A Muslim farmworker has been dragged from his home in an Indian village and beaten to death by an angry mob after...

    29. September 23, 2015

      Indian real estate group fined $1.1bn for preying on investors

      Indian regulators have slapped a $1.1bn fine on a New Delhi real estate company which raised at least $8.3bn from 58m...

    30. September 22, 2015

      India’s tech-savvy Modi embraces modernity — just not at home

      Narendra Modi is India’s first tech-savvy, social media-enabled prime minister. He has 15m followers on Twitter. He won...

    31. September 21, 2015

      The Indian streets with an identity crisis

      Abul Muzaffar Mohi­uddin Muhammad Aurangzeb, better known simply as Aurangzeb Alamgir (conqueror of the world), was not...

    32. September 18, 2015

      Indian job ad receives 2.3m applicants

      A Indian job advertisement for humble office tea boys and night guards​ has attracted 2.32m applicants, including...

    33. September 16, 2015

      Delhi hospitals warned over dengue fever crisis

      Authorities in India’s capital have threatened to shut down private hospitals that refuse to admit patients with...

    34. September 12, 2015

      At least 85 killed in Indian restaurant explosions

      NEW DELHI, September 12 — At least 85 were killed when a cooking gas cylinder blew up in a crowded restaurant in...

    35. September 10, 2015

      India’s only Muslim-majority state hit by beef ban

      Authorities in India’s only Muslim-majority state, Jammu and Kashmir, have been ordered to enforce a 150-year-old beef...

    36. September 9, 2015

      India faces delay for key tax reform

      India’s government has conceded that the opposition Congress party could stop the planned introduction in April of a...

    37. September 7, 2015

      The Patels and the politics of caste

      Back in the 19th century, when the British conducted the first censuses of their colonies, many Indians in search of...

    38. September 6, 2015

      Modi splashes out on military pensioners

      The Indian government has announced sharp increases in the pensions of retired military personnel, a popular move that...

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