From an incarcerated pigeon to luxury car owners who have nowhere to drive, here are some interesting articles from India that you could have missed this year.
Eric Bellman and Aditi Malhotra reported on why technology, promoted as a social equalizer, is having the opposite effect in one of the world’s largest smartphone markets.
Newley Purnell wrote that Uber Technologies Inc. faces the daunting task of training a million new drivers in a country where most people have never driven a car, tapped on a smartphone or even used an online map.
Raymond Zhong checked on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to modernize the country’s railways.
Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker and reporters Niharika Mandhana and Rajesh Roy met with Mr. Modi in New Delhi.
Gabriele Parussini wrote about the Mumbai slum dwellers who are adding multiple floors to their rickety constructions.
Santanu Choudhury wrote that India’s push to manufacture at home is being hampered by a lack of trained workers.
Joanna Sugden reported on the luxury car owners who live in Kolkata and can’t find a place to drive.
Shefali Anand and Joanna Sugden met troops at a high-altitude post on the Indian border who revered a long-dead soldier as a saint.
Preetika Rana discovered that L’Oreal has entered a new phase of peddling its products in India, by selling smaller packets to poorer consumers.
Niharika Mandhana reported on the detention of a pigeon that had dared to stray across India’s border with Pakistan.
For breaking news, features and analysis from India, follow WSJ India on Facebook.