India

Return of the License Raj?

Indian nationalists are attempting to push their country towards China-style mercantilism in hobbling US consumer giants Amazon and Uber from making inroads against local brands Flipkart and Ola, demanding that...

Empire 2.0? India Yawns

Three British cabinet ministers plus the governor of the Bank of England and two other government ministers trooped through India just before Easter in a seemingly desperate bid to drum up support from their la...

Trump’s Protectionism Rattles Indian Emigres

Brijesh Patel, who has worked in California's Silicon Valley for 12 years, is contemplating relocating to his home town in Bangalore in south India. The 39-year-old computer engineer fears that the new US ad...

Infosys and Tata Damaged by Boardroom Squabbles

Two of India’s most iconic and respected companies have been hit by damaging publicity caused when their previous chairmen objected to the way the businesses were being run by their successors. In both cases...

India’s Budget Presented under Shadow of Banknote Ban

Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister, this week presented his annual Budget aimed at bouncing the country’s political and economic focus away from the miseries of prime minister Narendra Modi’s three-month-ol...

Trouble in the Air

This winter, the air quality in Delhi plummeted so low – with record levels of the tiniest and the deadliest particles that can enter the lungs and other organs – that even the National Capital Territory’s chie...

Economic Outlook 2017: India

India will be hoping for stability in 2017 after it was put through the wringer last year, with a number of natural disasters, including widespread floods and earthquakes. In addition, the country suffered a bl...

Rising US Protectionism Puts Indian Industry on Edge

The Indian industry body ASSOCHAM is warning that India's economy will suffer collateral damage in the event of  a trade war with Mexico and China that is expected to be triggered by incoming US President Donal...

Tata Insider Takes Over Indian Conglomerate

India’s Tata group today began rebuilding its seriously damaged image as India’s most respected and stable conglomerate when it announced the appointment of Natarajan Chandrasekaran, 53, who heads the highly su...

US Tilts to India

The growing convergence on military and defense matters between Washington, DC and New Delhi has been one of the highlights of bilateral ties under President Barack Obama and nationalist PM Narendra Modi.  E...