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18 Finalists Have Been Named for the 2017 TIME India Awards

18 Finalists Have Been Named for the 2017 TIME India Awards

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Jan. 27 at the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Partnership Summit in India's Andhra Pradesh state
India’s Leader Boosts Rural Spending in a Bid to Distract From the Country’s Desperate Cash Crisis

India’s Leader Boosts Rural Spending in a Bid to Distract From the Country’s Desperate Cash Crisis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised spending on rural voters as a nationwide cash ban continues to hit jobs

Early Lessons from India’s Demonetization Experiment

A good narrative can override the data.

How One Law Measurably Lifted the Status of Women in India

The visibility of female leaders makes a difference.
Modi’s Backing of a Hard-Liner to Run India’s Most Populous State Poses Major Questions

Modi’s Backing of a Hard-Liner to Run India’s Most Populous State Poses Major Questions

Yogi Adityanath's appointment has sparked concerns about religious tolerance and the status of minorities in the world's biggest democracy
Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif Escapes Ouster in Corruption Ruling

Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif Escapes Ouster in Corruption Ruling

The country's Supreme Court said there was insufficient evidence of corruption in a case that could have sparked the Prime Minister's ouster
‘There Is a Country to Build’: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani Gives an Exclusive Interview to TIME

‘There Is a Country to Build’: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani Gives an Exclusive Interview to TIME

Ghani met TIME on May 11, amid reports that the U.S. is considering sending additional troops to Afghanistan

What U.S. CEOs Can Learn from GM’s India Failure

The company lacked the right approach.
Pakistan’s Top Court Disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif From Office

Pakistan’s Top Court Disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif From Office

Sharif was ousted in a case stemming from the Panama Papers that detailed the offshore financial dealings of global public figures
South Asia floods kill more than 800, displace more than a million

South Asia floods kill more than 800, displace more than a million

Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains
Severe Flooding in South Asia Has Caused More Than 1,200 Deaths This Summer

Severe Flooding in South Asia Has Caused More Than 1,200 Deaths This Summer

More than 41 million people are affected in India, Bangladesh and Nepal
They Thought the Monsoons Were Calm. Then Came the Deadly Floods.

They Thought the Monsoons Were Calm. Then Came the Deadly Floods.

A rescue boat carried people from a flooded village in Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, last month.
How India Is Moving Toward a Digital-First Economy

How India Is Moving Toward a Digital-First Economy

Demonetization was only the start.
How India Is Moving Toward a Digital-First Economy

How India Is Moving Toward a Digital-First Economy

Demonetization was only the start.

What It’s Like to Live in India’s Toxic Air

New Delhi’s air quality worsens every winter. Jeffrey Gettleman, Times South Asia bureau chief, talks to residents who are suffering from the pollution and some who call it a “slow poison.”
Years of perfecting my English accent didn’t prepare me for what America thought of it: trash

Years of perfecting my English accent didn’t prepare me for what America thought of it: trash

I wanted to talk with Ron and get to know him, but he didn’t seem to care. One evening we were working together, and after…
Despite their many conflicts, south Asian nations aren’t talking to each other

Despite their many conflicts, south Asian nations aren’t talking to each other

The Indian diplomatic establishment is fully geared up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the partnership between India and the Association of South East Asian…
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