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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. December 22, 2014

      A year in a word: Inequality

      Inequality noun — a parlous state of unfairness to which solipsistic western societies are inexorably being dragged despite...

    27. December 21, 2014

      Indian football league off to a winning start

      Many observers were sceptical about football’s glitzy new Indian Super League, with its bold talk of taking on cricket in...

    28. December 15, 2014

      Safe travel still eludes women in India

      I first arrived in New Delhi 20 years ago this month. I didn’t have a car, so my transport options were the three-wheeled...

    29. December 11, 2014

      Blissbasket spares India’s blushes in spite of risqué products

      Ancient India gave the world the Kama Sutra, a poetic guide to sexual pleasure, with in-depth descriptions of...

    30. December 9, 2014

      Uber rape allegation exposes the dangers faced by India women

      Ria Singh, a 26-year-old New Delhi lawyer, often used Uber to get home safely after nights out with friends. Using the San...

    31. December 7, 2014

      Uber under fire in India after driver accused of sexual assault

      Uber, the taxi-hailing service, was on the defensive in India after a 25-year-old woman in New Delhi claimed that she was...

    32. December 5, 2014

      Shades of grey in the ethics of designer babies

      As a guide to improbable gifts, the Neiman Marcus roll call of fantasy Christmas presents takes some beating. There is the...

    33. December 5, 2014

      Dozens blinded at India cataract camp

      Indian authorities are investigating why at least 50 people who underwent free cataract surgery at a charitable event in...

    34. December 3, 2014

      Modi minister under fire for attack on Indian minorities

      Narendra Modi is under pressure to punish a government minister who told voters in Delhi they had to decide whether their...

    35. December 1, 2014

      The ‘godmen’ of India who bring out the vote, and wield earthly influence

      A five-storey home with 24 air-conditioned bedrooms, lift, indoor swimming pool and gym, luxury cars, a cache of firearms,...

    36. November 30, 2014

      Mystics distract India’s ministers from Modi’s development drive

      The Indians who discovered this week that their education minister seeks advice from a Vedic astrologer should be no more...

    37. November 28, 2014

      India’s religious right denounces intermarriage as ‘love jihad’

      Chandrashekhar Tiwari is a conservative Hindu and he is convinced that India’s Muslims are waging “love jihad” – plotting to...

    38. November 26, 2014

      India’s gym generation

      In a basement gym in the south of Mumbai, music channels blare on flat screen televisions, as four young men work out late...

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