India in 2013

 

BSE Sensex gains 9 pct in 2013; TCS surges 73 pct, Sun Pharma up 54 pct

BSE Sensex gains 9 pct in 2013; TCS surges 73 pct, Sun Pharma up 54 pct

The Sensex ended with gains of 9 pct after hitting life highs during the year. The index touched an all-time high of 21,483.74 on Dec. 9.  Full Article 

The best of India pictures in 2013
Top Pictures

The best of India pictures in 2013

From vocal protests to colourful festivals, from boisterous election rallies to moments of quiet contemplation, and from action-packed sports events to cyclones that ravaged India's coasts -- photographers at Reuters captured the biggest and the best moments throughout the year. Take a look at the best 100 pictures from India in 2013 curated by Ahmad Masood, Chief Photographer.  Slideshow 

Timeline: Top business events of 2013
Business

Top business events of 2013

The year was an action-packed one. It saw inflation dip to a three-year low and the benchmark BSE Sensex touched its life high of 21,483.74 points. India also took steps to bolster the rupee and curb gold imports while India Inc saw the Ambani brothers come together for business.  Timeline | Slideshow 

Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar speaks during a news conference a day after his retirement in Mumbai November 17, 2013.  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
SPORTS

Sachin exits, Anand slips during emotional 2013

Sachin Tendulkar bid a teary-eyed farewell to cricket, while Viswanathan Anand lost his world chess crown in an emotional year for Indians in sports. Tendulkar walked into the sunset in November after his 200th test at his home Wankhede Stadium, which brought the nation to a standstill.  Full Article | Related Story 

The best and worst Bollywood films of 2013
BOLLYWOOD

The best and worst Bollywood films

This was the year of the mega blockbuster in Bollywood. Records were broken in 2013 as more and more audiences thronged into cinemas. Indian cinema also celebrated a century of existence this year, cementing its place as one of the world’s most prolific film industries.  Full Article | Related Story 

Fishermen tie their boat along the shore before leaving for a safer place at Donkuru village in Srikakulam district, in Andhra Pradesh October 12, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files
In the Eye of Phailin

How Indian bureaucrats got it right

When Cyclone Phailin slammed into Odisha and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh with winds gusting at more than 200 kph (125 mph), India was braced for the worst. A monster storm that hit the very same region 14 years ago had killed 10,000 people. But this time, the death toll was astonishingly low. It was a rare moment of relief in this disaster-prone country.  Full Article 

Newly recruited employees attend a training session inside Tech Mahindra office building in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi March 18, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

The end of Indian IT staffing as we know it

India's IT outsourcers are promoting "mini CEOs" capable of running businesses on their own, while trimming down on the hordes of entry-level computer coders they normally hire as they try to squeeze more profits out of their staff. The shift by Infosys and others is symptomatic of a maturing industry that wants more revenue from its own intellectual property.  Full Article | Peek into Indian BPOs 

Workers assemble cars inside the Hyundai Motor India Ltd. plant at Kancheepuram district in Tamil Nadu October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Babu/Files
Autos

Keep calm and carry on in slumping car market

Global carmakers that have poured billions of dollars into factories, product development and marketing in India's once-booming car market are now struggling. Still, automakers like Honda say they can only continue to invest - or risk missing out on what experts expect to be the world's third-biggest car market by 2020.  Full Article 

A farmer sprays pesticide containing monocrotophos on a paddy field at Mohanpur village, about 45 km (28 miles) west of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
Poison in Food

The poison pill in India's search for cheap food

Nearly a decade ago, the government ruled out a ban on the production and use of monocrotophos, the highly toxic pesticide that killed many children in a village school in 2013. Despite being labeled highly hazardous by the WHO, a panel of government experts was persuaded by manufacturers that monocrotophos was cheaper than alternatives.  Full Article 

Reuters Interviews

Special Reports in 2013

FROM INDIA INSIGHT

Scourge of Rape

Scourge of Rape

Short skirts, bad stars and chow mein: why India’s women get raped  Full Article 

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Wedding photographers in India beat economic gloom.  Full Article 

Remembering Reshma

Remembering Reshma

Remembering Reshma, Pakistan’s ‘first lady’ of folk music  Full Article 

Policing Culture

Policing Culture

“Vishwaroopam” touches yet another Indian nerve.  Full Article 

Star Business

Star Business

Some investors in India look to the stars for stock advice  Full Article 

Dream Home

Dream Home

Real estate offers lure some Indian buyers  Full Article 

Photo

Tapping Voters

India’s political parties pump up the radio volume  Full Article 

P2P Business

P2P Business

Connecting borrowers and lenders: Indians try peer-to-peer model  Full Article 

Reviving Philately

Reviving Philately

Stamp collecting stages quiet comeback in India’s digital era  Full Article 

Survey on Languages

Survey on Languages

India speaks 780 languages, 220 lost in last 50 years – survey.  Full Article 

After The Delhi Gang Rape