Middle class

In India, where millions have only in the past decade clambered onto the bottom rungs of the consumption ladder, buying more than food and basic clothing, the trend to cut back on replacing innerwear is troubling. (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
The anatomy of India’s middle class

The anatomy of India’s middle class

1 min read . 24 Apr 2019
A file photo of the Delhi Gymkhana Club. The economic democratization in the past few years has confused the social order in many Indian spaces. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint

Escaping India within India

4 min read . 29 Sep 2018
American journalist Elizabeth Flock is the author of ‘Love And Marriage In Mumbai’. Abigail Oldham

Scenes from a marriage

5 min read . 08 Jul 2018
Rather than basing conclusions on just definitions of middle class, one should look at the evolution of consumption patterns and their preferences.

India’s burgeoning middle class

8 min read . 23 Jan 2018
Only by sorting the good from the bad (and the very bad) can we understand inequality and what to do about it. Photo: AP

Angus Deaton | How inequality works

7 min read . 01 Jan 2018
The combination of economic advancement, social mobility and rapid urbanization is bringing a new fluidity to Indian politics. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint

India: a middle-class nation?

3 min read . 28 Nov 2017