India

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 |

Argument

The End of India's Sovereignty Hawks?

It’s time for the world’s largest democracy to start promoting human rights.

Sumit Ganguly |

Slide Show

Plots and Plans

The world's dissidents wield an unconventional weapon: kitchenware.

Prachi Vidwans |

Christian Caryl

Peer Pressure

The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.

Christian Caryl |

Investigation

Bad Medicine

India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.

Roger Bate |

Daniel Altman

Competitive Chic

The World Economic Forum's big report isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

A Singh and a Miss

Even a state visit by India's prime minister can't save a relationship with Washington that's dangerously off-base.

Michael Kugelman |

Argument

BRIC Wall

Is the golden age of emerging markets over?

Simeon Djankov |

Daniel Altman

Can India Keep Growing?

It depends on which India you're talking about.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

Barcode Nation

Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.

Sriram Balasubramanian |

Argument

Hollow Vengeance

Why four hangings won't change India's horrific culture of rape and torture.

Mallika Kaur |

Argument

Subcontinental Drift

A slowing economy, an exploding submarine, corruption scandals -- what's happened to India?

Sumit Ganguly |

Daniel Altman

If India's Really Booming, Why Is the Rupee Crashing?

Meet the banker who could save the country's faltering currency.

Daniel Altman |