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  1. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2014

    Why is India losing the competitiveness race?

    India emerges from the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report as the sickest member of the BRICs. It is...

  2. September 2, 2014

    Vijay Mallya feels full force of frustration within India’s banks

    In January 2012 – when India’s ailing Kingfisher Airlines urgently needed cash for jet fuel to keep its aircraft flying –...

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  1. August 28, 2014

    India’s Modi seeks bank accounts for 75m poor households

    Narendra Modi on Thursday kick-started a drive to open bank accounts for 75m poor Indian households, part of a campaign to...

  2. August 25, 2014

    Thames clean-up inspires Modi’s Ganges plans

    Narendra Modi, India’s new prime minister, could look to the clean-up of the once filthy Thames in London as a model for...

  3. August 25, 2014

    Hindu nationalists flex muscles in Narendra Modi’s India

    Less than three months into Narendra Modi’s new Indian government, worried liberals say their fears of a lurch to the right...

  4. August 22, 2014

    Kerala’s prohibition plan deals blow to tourism

    India’s southern Kerala state, whose tropical, palm-fringed beaches are among the country’s top tourist draws, has decided...

  5. August 15, 2014

    Modi prioritises factories and toilets in Independence Day speech

    Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister, has launched a drive to modernise and clean up the world’s largest democracy with the...

  6. beyondbrics

    August 14, 2014

    India's Rajan offers vision on interest rates

    Introducing Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), at an Independence Day lecture on Wednesday...

  7. August 13, 2014

    Review: Defying the Odds – The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs

    Defying the Odds: The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs By Devesh Kapur, D Shyam Babu and Chandra Bhan Prasad Random House India,...

  8. August 11, 2014

    Food policy moves highlight conflicting pressures on India

    After Indian inflation unexpectedly shot up this summer, driven by a sharp rise in the price of basic foodstuffs, the...

  9. August 4, 2014

    Mumbai’s young professionals struggle to buy homes

    Mumbai’s 580-year housing dilemma Armed with an engineering degree from his native Rajasthan, Ankush Khandelwal migrated to...

  10. August 3, 2014

    ‘Getting India Back on Track’, by Bibek Debroy, Ashley Tellis and Reece Trevor

    After the hype, now comes reality. India’s Narendra Modi won a thunderous electoral victory in May. His supporters predicted...

  11. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2014

    IndiaSpend - getting the facts straight

    India is the world’s largest democracy, known for lively debate and an active press. As the country has developed, however,...

  12. July 29, 2014

    Indian ecommerce site Flipkart raises $1bn

    Flipkart, the Indian ecommerce website started by two former Amazon employees, has raised $1bn in fresh funding, as it...

  13. July 29, 2014

    India struggles to build up infrastructure dream

    India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes no secret of his desire to preside over a Chinese-style infrastructure boom,...

  14. July 23, 2014

    Western anti-capitalists take too much for granted

    There is something paradoxical about the crisis of capitalism that has unfolded since the financial turmoil of 2008....

  15. July 6, 2014

    Modi walks a fine line with maiden budget

    Modi walks fine line with maiden budget Two months after he tweeted jubilantly that “good days are coming” in celebration of...

  16. June 30, 2014

    India’s building accidents push regulation into spotlight

    More than 10 people were killed after a residential building collapsed in the Indian city of Chennai, the latest in a series...

  17. June 25, 2014

    India steps back from rail fare increases

    India’s new government has partially rolled back increases in railway fares in the face of public protests, highlighting the...

  18. June 22, 2014

    Coal India: lumpy

    Picture the most outdated stereotype of mining that you can possibly imagine: grimy musclemen, perhaps, hacking out rock...

  19. June 20, 2014

    India tightens controls on foreign funding for Greenpeace

    New Delhi has tightened controls on foreign funding for Greenpeace India, part of a wider crackdown on environmental groups...

  20. June 19, 2014

    Mismanagement blamed for New Delhi’s water crisis

    Hunting for one of the necessities of life was not how Lakhvinder Singh, a former civil servant from India’s...

  21. June 18, 2014

    Modi targets India inflation with onion export controls

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new push to curb rising inflation in advance of next month’s annual...

  22. May 18, 2014

    New role for India’s ‘common man’ after Modi win

    The broom-wielding anti-corruption activists of the Aam Aadmi (Common Man) party hoped their quest to clean up money-driven...

  23. May 17, 2014

    Manmohan Singh yields to triumphant Narendra Modi as Indian PM

    BJP supporters celebrate as Congress concedes defeat A chastened Manmohan Singh of the Congress party has resigned after a...

  24. May 16, 2014

    Pockets of wariness amid the delirium in new leader’s home state

    India’s next prime minister looked eerily calm as he pushed through heavy crowds and ducked into a waiting vehicle outside...

  25. May 16, 2014

    Modi’s victory is little short of an electoral revolution

    In what has turned out to be the most definitive election verdict in three decades, India has turned to the right, both...

  26. May 16, 2014

    Narendra Modi, polarising outsider set to revolutionise Indian politics

    Narendra Modi is different – different, that is, from other Indian leaders.The man set to become prime minister of the...

  27. May 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi should stick to his pledge of toilets before temples

    Narendra Modi, the man most likely to become India’s next prime minister, has a wicked turn of phrase. In one of his most...

  28. beyondbrics

    May 14, 2014

    India elections: it's all up in the air

    A general election in India is a busy time for the media, it’s a busy time for the gambling industry – and it’s also a busy...

  29. May 11, 2014

    Voters take a punt on India’s political future

    By the end of Monday, more than 500m people will have voted in India’s vast general election, and opinion polls seem certain...

  30. May 9, 2014

    World Bank eyes biggest global poverty line increase in decades

    The World Bank is considering the biggest increase in two decades of its global poverty line after calculations of the size...

  31. May 7, 2014

    India’s Congress party has done itself out of a job

    For the Congress party, which has ruled over independent India for 54 of the past 67 years, the only thing in doubt about...

  32. beyondbrics

    May 6, 2014

    India elections: a festival of vote buying

    The rise of the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in this general election has helped bring corruption and good governance...

  33. May 6, 2014

    India launches probe into ecommerce websites

    Indian authorities are investigating whether Flipkart and Myntra, two of the country’s fast-growing ecommerce websites, are...

  34. beyondbrics

    May 6, 2014

    Guest post: making India an easier place to do business

    By Ravi Venkatesan India will soon have a new government and prime minister. That new leader will not have to do much to woo...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 5, 2014

    India elections: daily wrap

    With votes due to be counted next week, Victor Mallet takes a look at four obstacles that stand in the way of the national...

  36. April 24, 2014

    Modi shows political muscle in Indian holy city

    Thousands of fervent supporters of Narendra Modi, favourite to become India’s next prime minister, surged through the...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 22, 2014

    India elections: a tale of criminals in the House

    Crime, ill-gotten gains and violence are closely linked with electoral politics in India and with 30 per cent of lawmakers...

  38. beyondbrics

    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...

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