Dividing people into winners and losers might seem like weirdly reductive behaviour, but Alastair Campbell was once the British Labour Party’s director of communication and strategy, where he thrived on reduction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the cover of Alastair Campbell’s new book, Winners and How They Succeed, there’s a big number “1” made from the names of the subjects and interv(...)

Nuns hold vigils to condemn the gang-rape of an elderly nun in Ranaghat, India, on March 14th, allegedly by Hindu extremists. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Ten months after prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power, many members of India’s minority Christi(...)

India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned by an Indian court  over allegations of corruption and wrongdoing in the allotment of coal mining licences during his government’s decade-long tenure. Photograph: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian court has summoned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over allegations of corruption and wrongdoing in the allotment of coal mining licenc(...)

Armed Indian paramilitary soldiers from the Central Industrial Security Force keep vigil after the Solar Impulse 2 Plane landed at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Air Port in Ahmedabad, the main city of western India. Photograph: Getty Images

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight landed in India on Wednesday, the second leg of a 35,000km journey seeking to demonstrate that flying l(...)

Shoppers walk through Mangaldas Market in Mumbai. Speculation that prime minister Narendra Modi’s policies will boost economic growth has propelled India’s Sensex to the world’s third-biggest gain among major markets during the past 12 months. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

The most significant economic story of the past 3½ decades has been the rise of China. The second most significant story has been the rise of India. A(...)

Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister: some  analysts feel that he  has so far failed to bite the bullet on meaningful reforms. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

For several years the question has been when, or if, India will finally take off and register a prolonged period of sustained economic growth. Free-ma(...)

The lynching took place days after prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration banned a BBC documentary about a high-profile rape

A curfew was imposed yesterday in a small town in India’s northeastern Nagaland state, bordering Myanmar, after a mob stormed a prison, dragged away (...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at the start of a crucial parliament budget session. Mr Modi is due to present his first federal budget amid growing disenchantment with his government. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi faces his first major appraisal this weekend when his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government p(...)

Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man’s Party, celebrate their party’s victory in New Delhi, India, yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal

A fledgling, anti-establishment political party yesterday humiliated India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in elections to t(...)

The body language said it all. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced warmly like old friends – also on first name terms – a(...)