India

Argument

India's NGO Backlash

India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?

Ram Mashru |

In Box

The Path of Least Resistance

Why India's biggest problem 
isn't Narendra Modi.

Sumit Ganguly |

Argument

From Bombay to Jerusalem

With the crisis in Iraq worsening, how involved should India get in the Middle East? 

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Argument

Faster, Stronger, Worse

Why Narendra Modi's new foreign policy won't make Washington happy.

James Traub |

Argument

The U.S. Needs to Modi-fy its India Policy

How Washington should engage with India’s new prime minister.

Alyssa Ayres |

Argument

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Modi

Does India’s new prime minister actually have a foreign policy?

Dhruva Jaishankar |

Feature

Any Mumbai Sunday

One woman is on a quest to sell American football to India. Is anyone buying?

Elizabeth Segran |

Dispatch

The Ballot and the Barrel

An obscure Indian law requires gun owners to surrender their weapons during election season. But India’s gun lobby says it only encourages a spike in violence.

Vivekananda Nemana |

Report

'It Is a Sin to Waste Your Vote'

Why are Kashmiris shunning India's election?

Zahid Rafiq |

Argument

Despite the Election, India Still Isn't Confronting Corruption

As the Indian election continues, voters are concerned about corruption like never before. But will anything really change?

Laurence Cockcroft |

Argument

Is Narendra Modi India's Reagan or Nixon?

Gujarat's shiny free market reformer has a dark side. 

Rob Jenkins |

Argument

The Rise of India's Common Man

Could India's third-party candidate be the country’s kingmaker? Or is he just tilting at windmills?

James Traub |

COLUMN

'We Need a Dictator With a Gun and a Hoover'

Can India's likely next prime minister unleash his country's economy without allowing his Hindu nationalist base to run free?

James Traub |

Argument

Watching Modi, the Maestro, at Work

On the campaign trail in India, the election front-runner takes the high road, while his Hindu nationalist followers support him from below.

James Traub |

Argument

Misreading Modi

The controversial front-runner is campaigning against rape, but he may be disastrous for India's women. 

Amana Fontanella-Khan |

Argument

Do Politics Actually Have Any Affect on India's Economy?

In a fevered election battle, India's top candidates are claiming that they -- and only they -- can get the faltering economy back on track. But the data shows they're missing the point.

Ruchir Sharma |

Argument

Why India Is Overdue for Economic Reform

If Narendra Modi wins, India's leftists will have no one to blame but themselves.

Shikha Dalmia |

Argument

All the Single (Indian Politicians)

Why are so many Indian politicians unmarried? And why do Indian voters not seem to care about their private lives?

Samanth Subramanian |

Argument

Beware the Tax Man

Is this mild-mannered corruption fighter the most dangerous man in India?

Sadanand Dhume |

Slide Show

Celebrating in Color

India celebrates Holi, the Hindu spring festival of colors.

FP Staff |

Report

Crude Reality

Iran's oil exports keep rising. Is that cause for concern?

Keith Johnson |

In Box

Learning Curve

Why more and more parents in 
poor countries are paying to send 
their kids to private school.

Charles Kenny |

The Pulse

Everything's Coming Up Modi

A new survey shows widespread support for a controversial Indian candidate.

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

Modi Comes in From the Cold

The United States is finally cracking open the door to India's probable next leader. But it’s now on his terms.

Zahir Janmohamed |

Argument

Out With a Whimper

How the technocrat economist Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left India's economy in tatters.

Sadanand Dhume |

Christian Caryl

In 2014, It's Not Just About the Ballot Box

The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Maid in Manhattan

Why isn't anyone focusing on the domestic help in the Indian diplomatic scandal?

Sumit Ganguly |

Dispatch

Press Ganged

India -- the promised land of journalism -- is reeling from scandal, corruption, and sleaze.

Rahul Bhatia |

Argument

The Linchpin

Why India needs to be at the center of the U.S. pivot to Asia.

Tim Roemer |

Argument

Super Hercules in the Himalayas

How the United States is strengthening defense ties with India.

Ashton B. Carter |