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    1. July 27, 2016

      India child labour law raises concerns

      India’s parliament has adopted a new child labour law that critics fear will do little to reduce what remains a...

    2. July 26, 2016

      In India, Sikh jokes are no laughing matter

      India is far more like the EU than a classic nation state. It is a multi-ethnic, multicultural society in which more...

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    1. July 24, 2016

      India reform is unfinished business

      Twenty-five years ago, India introduced an emergency budget that began the process of opening up its long-closed...

    2. July 17, 2016

      Authorities muzzle media as Kashmir violence flares

      Authorities in India-controlled Kashmir have clamped down on the media, shutting newspapers and television stations as...

    3. July 12, 2016

      Kashmir rebel’s death shatters uneasy calm

      Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old Kashmiri separatist, was a rebel of the social media age. Handsome and well educated, he was...

    4. July 5, 2016

      Modi expands India’s government with 19 new ministers

      Narendra Modi, Indian prime minister, on Tuesday inducted 19 new ministers into his government in an attempt to appeal...

    5. June 29, 2016

      India’s civil servants get 23% pay rise

      More than 10m current and former Indian civil servants have been awarded a 23 per cent rise in salaries, allowances and...

    6. June 13, 2016

      Law and disorder are the Indian way

      As I prepared to travel from New Delhi to Hong Kong on a late-night flight with my preschooler recently, I was witness...

    7. June 12, 2016

      India seizes properties belonging to Vijay Mallya

      Indian authorities have seized properties worth about $210m belonging to tycoon Vijay Mallya, prompting him to complain...

    8. June 12, 2016

      Bollywood censors devise free speech drama for Narendra Modi

      Speaking to the US Congress while visiting Washington last week, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, proudly...

    9. June 9, 2016

      Bollywood up in arms over censors’ attack on Punjab film

      Bollywood is accusing India’s film censor board of stifling free speech after it demanded blanket removal of all...

    10. June 6, 2016

      Netflix to make first original series in India

      Netflix is diving into Mumbai’s criminal underworld with its first Indian drama series, as it seeks original...

    11. June 6, 2016

      India and Indonesia: rivals divided by a shared history

      Last year, after a period working in Mumbai, the city where I spent my early childhood, I began preparing to move 4,600...

    12. June 5, 2016

      Top India hospital rocked by kidney racket

      Police in New Delhi have arrested five people in connection with an illegal trade in human kidneys at one of the...

    13. June 2, 2016

      Darjeeling tea leaps into the digital era

      The Darjeeling tea trade is jumping into the digital era with the launch of an Indian Tea Board online auction platform...

    14. May 30, 2016

      India: our hates and loves

      You either love it or you hate it, someone once said about Marmite. I have heard the same cliché applied to India. But...

    15. May 29, 2016

      India business: Defensive mode

      Just over a year ago, Indian entrepreneur Nikhil Gandhi was forced to sell a controlling stake in his heavily indebted...

    16. May 17, 2016

      Tension remains high in West Bengal over Tata factory

      The roads that wind around the district of Singur in West Bengal, where the Tata Group a decade ago had hoped to put a...

    17. May 17, 2016

      ‘Truthiness’ takes hold of South Asian history

      An outbreak of the affliction Stephen Colbert calls “truthiness” has hit India and its neighbours. The US political...

    18. May 10, 2016

      Indian farmers battle water crisis

      Shivanand Baswantpati’s pomegranate trees, once a steady source of income, lie withered and prone across his rocky...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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....

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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