Nirupama Subramanian

Gen V P Malik calls for full review of ties with China, ‘diplomatically, economically, militarily’
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

“We have reached the stage where there is a requirement to seriously review our policies toward China, not just diplomatically, economically, militarily also,” Malik, who was the Army chief from 1997 to 2000, told The Indian Express in an interview.

140-character exceptions
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Sushma Swaraj receives kudos for her medical visa diplomacy via Twitter. But personalised, ad hoc policy victimises the most vulnerable

Nawaz Sharif vacuum: What it means in Pakistan and for talks with India
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

With Sharif, has gone India’s best shot at normalizing relations with Pakistan.

Geopolitics, home stress in Colombo’s new Hambantota deal
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

On Tuesday, the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe finalised an agreement to sell an 80% stake of the Hambantota Port's operations for $1.1 billion to China Merchant Ports Holding Company Ltd, which also has the contract for the Colombo Port.

Unswachh puddles on holy Amarnath Yatra
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

On the highway ahead of Sonmarg, the men all ran to the wall beyond the shoulder. In my envy, I called out to them from my car: “Modi ji dekh rahen hain”. They turned around grinning. “Selfie leh lo,” I shouted back in anger.

INTERVIEW: Gopalkrishna Gandhi ‘President, V-P position doesn’t belong to party politics… no whip applies’
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

The Opposition’s Vice-Presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi speaks to The Indian Express about the significance of his nomination and how he plans to canvass for the election.

Amarnath Yatra attack: 16-hour drive to base camp, one voice – they can’t keep us away
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The first in the convoy is a police vehicle, followed by a hired Tata 407 in which a group of CRPF men is sitting close together at the back, weapons over knees, fingers over triggers. One CRPF man is standing behind an LMG positioned over the front.

At base camp, pilgrims say: ‘nothing to fear at all’
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The predominant sentiment is the self-assurance of the believer and unshakeable faith in the government’s security umbrella. The pilgrimage passes through parts of south Kashmir where there is a high presence of militants.

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: At base camp, pilgrims say, nothing to fear at all
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Hours later, at the Amarnath Yatri reception centre, there is little sign of fear, anxiety or uncertainty among pilgrims gathering for the next day’s journey to the cave shrine, where the faithful gather every year to worship a Shivling-shaped ice formation.

Can Sushma bring back Mosul’s Indians?
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

How much more sensible, and sensitive it would have been, back in 2014, to tell the families the limits of the possibilities? By now, they would probably be coming to terms with the inevitable, instead of excitedly Googling up images of the church in which the External Affairs minister told the families, the 39 men may have been seen

A year after Burhan Wani: No policy towards Kashmir is the policy
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

The deaths and injuries of civilians in the clashes between protestors and security forces have added more martyrs to the story of the “Kashmiri cause”. Those on the streets shout for `azaadi’, but talk about `shahadat’ in the name of Islam as a goal in itself.

Is India becoming a Hindu Pakistan?
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Mohammed Ayub’s killing in Kashmir has kindled a sense of shame in the community; but the ghastly silence over 15-year-old Junaid Khan’s murder is a national outrage.

Three years on, where are India’s missing men in Mosul?
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj may not want to be the harbinger of bad news, but it would be more honest if she and the MEA told the truth about the reality in Mosul

CHD, a dive into the architectural history of City Beautiful
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

CHD is an architectural travel guide, literally a brick-and-mortar history of the city, and it was published by a Spanish architect who made Chandigarh her home five years ago.

At serene Akal Takht, on anniversary of Op Blue Star, Bhindranwale t-shirts & phulkari dupattas
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

'Lo ban gaya Khalistan, for two hours' says SGPC official, crediting the State for allowing a pressure-cooker release of anger and outrage

Global treaties, Major Gogoi and the ‘human shield’: How facts stack up
Fri, May 26, 2017

Maj Gogoi says Dar was instigating a mob that was throwing stones to discourage people from voting, and was attacking election officials.

A short history of the relationship: China-Pakistan, bhai-bhai
Tue, May 23, 2017

The countries describe their friendship as being ‘higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, sweeter than honey’.

A Vesak Day wish for Kashmir
Fri, May 12, 2017

Let the land of Buddha’s birth not turn its back on his wisdom, even as it preaches it to others in Sri Lanka.

Modi in Sri Lanka: The MoU nobody is talking about during his visit
Thu, May 11, 2017

PM Modi will also travel to the Dalada Maligawa, the Temple of the Tooth Relic, in Kandy.

In Fact: China shadow looming, India set to re-enter China Bay
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Wickremesinghe in Delhi; long dormant agreement to develop Sri Lanka’s Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm likely to be revived today.

The Valley on Campus
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

After the stones are flung and slogans chanted, where does the average Kashmiri student head? To depoliticised campuses, where, like many their age, they watch TV soaps and read – but not before holding heated debates on identity, Kashmir.

J&K to roll out new norms for digital
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

The process will require online news portals and agencies to register with DMs

In Valley’s polarised battlefield, phone is weapon, video ammo
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Six days after the parliamentary poll, it’s raining videos, almost one every three or four hours.

J&K: Shawl artisan says Army tied me to jeep, paraded me across nine villages
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

CM seeks police report, Army probes video; 3 held for assault on CRPF men.

Two per cent turnout in Srinagar repoll, zero in 20 booths: ‘I voted but govt must understand the anger’
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Srinagar repoll: J-K’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shantmanu said that only 709 votes were polled in the booths that went for re-poll.

Usually calm, J&K’s Budgam is tinderbox: Anger over killings, despair with politicians, govt
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The village is in mourning for him and for 17-year-old Mohammed Abbas.

Explained: What 7 per cent turnout in Valley means, what faultlines it brings to surface
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir bypoll: Delhi has interpreted high turnouts as rejection of azadi sentiment; Kashmiris, by contrast, have seen voting as a way to negotiate for basic necessities.

The Big Shift: No red light, I am not a VIP
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Some say this is just for show but what AAP started is setting the trend. Amarinder switched red-lights off, others want to follow

Punjab assembly election results 2017: Falling back on the tried and tested
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Rahul Gandhi resisted naming him the Chief Minister candidate until days before the vote, and there were efforts until the end to undermine his leadership.

In the release of Kanishka bomber Inderjit Singh Reyat in Canada, justice is both delayed and denied
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

The last of the conspirators, bombmaker Inderjit Singh Reyat, walked free on February 16, with no criminal responsibility fixed for what a Canadian judge called ‘the largest mass murder’ in the country’s history.

Changed face of Jat quota protest: Women turn out to shield their men
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

In the cheering and applauding audience are hundreds of women, heads and faces veiled, sitting on dhurries placed on the uneven ground.

Voting begins: All of Punjab, Goa today
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Fighting for a third term and versus first-time AAP, Akalis have back to the wall

Lawless on the shore
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

At Marina, an ‘apolitical’ protest and an unresisting government short-circuit due process.

Leaders rally around Sasikala, but her party workers say ‘can never accept that person’
Tue, Feb 07, 2017

"Amma is irreplaceable,” says Selvi, an AIADMK women’s wing worker from Erode, her head covered in a white scarf with the red-white-black AIADMK border as she rests on a grassy patch at the memorial.

Chinnamma: Will Sasikala’s family be AIADMK’s biggest hurdle?
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

For over three decades, Sasikala lived in the shadows of the late Jayalalithaa. As she now looks to step out and gain control over the AIADMK, her family, once loathed by Jayalalithaa and viewed with suspicion by others in the party, could prove the biggest hurdle.

Jayalalithaa gone, table clogged, officers see an opportunity
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Jayalalithaa had given clearance for the project much ahead as part of her ambitious plan to increase power generation to 3000 MW.