People queuing to withdraw cash at an ATM. Demonetisation in India has not met its target and actually reinforced informal networks.
Instead of a clear movement toward more formalised economic transactions, demonetisation in India has reinforced the informal economy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arriving to the Red Fort, New Delhi, India.
India's institutional architecture is been trampled over by the BJP in its attempt to get the better of its political rivals.
Indian Imperial Police, 1908.
There is something disconcerting about the Western move to denounce the human rights records of post-colonial states.
Are cows sacred to all Hindus?
Vigilante Hindu groups in India have lynched several people for eating beef. A scholar traces the history of beef-eating in ancient India.
Narendra Modi has described his electoral victory in India as divine.
For decades, India's Hindu and Muslim populations have been at odds, and it comes down to more than just religion.
Trump holds a joint news conference with Indian Prime Minister Modi on June 26, 2017.
A small, but wealthy, population of Indian-Americans is playing a role in transforming US foreign policy toward India.
A bank official counts discontinued rupee notes.
AP Photo/ Anupam Nath
India's recent move toward a cash-free society helped reveal just how important physical currency is to the informal economies that the poorest families depend upon.
Be careful! In Uttar Pradesh, the cow trade is now almost wholly criminalised.
A crackdown on the beef and leather trades has put hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits out of work, vexing already-tense religious relations and hurting India's economy.
A scholar explains how yoga is being Christianized in different parts of the world. But some Hindus and Christians argue that yoga is fundamentally Hindu.
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, welcomes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Saturday, June 3, 2017.
AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu
India, the world's fourth-largest carbon emitter, long resisted calls to fight climate change. Now it is investing heavily in clean energy and expects to meet its Paris climate accord target early.
The leaders of Turkey and India have plenty in common.
The Eze or Deopani river, near Roing.
Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman
As India opens up a new bridge in its north-eastern region, local tribal communities feel left out of the development picture.
Members of the
Hindu Yuva Vahini, a far-right vigilante group in Uttar Pradesh state, India.
In India, a series of vicious attacks by 'cow vigilantes' signals that Hindu extremism is on the rise.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering during the India-UK Tech Summit in New Delhi. November 2016.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows how to use social media in politics. But the rest of his government? Not so much.
Companies in the developing world, like Adani Group headed by Gautam Adani, have achieved enormous success through strong ties with governments.
Even though the setup of the Indian Adani Group draws scrutiny in developed countries like Australia, it's common and makes sense in the context of emerging markets like India.
Elections in Uttar Pradesh will be the most keenly watched.
This could be a year of reckoning for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. Five states, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur are set to go to the polls in…
Demonetisation is just the latest example of post-truth politics at work.
Only by privileging an English-speaking, Western position can we say that 'post-truth' emerged in 2016.
Conference wheels turning.
The historical animosity remains.
Spot the difference.
Peter Foley and Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA
Both men are polarising figures, who espouse deeply divisive agendas – but with different views on globalisation.
The Modi government is getting rid of RS500 and RS1,000 notes to try and combat the black market and corruption.
Business Briefing: Former chief World Bank economist on inequality and doing away with big money
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A former chief economist to the World Bank and economic adviser to the Indian government says doing away with big currency notes is a noble idea but an ineffective tool.