Nirupama Subramanian

In Kishanganga dam security, more than Pakistan shelling, sabotage a concern
Wed, May 23, 2018

Location of the dam close to LoC underlines India’s confidence in handling the challenge. Recent infiltration is the cause for review of structure’s security.

Jinnah In My Room
Sun, May 20, 2018

How another portrait caused a scare in a Chennai home

Tourist killed in J-K stone-pelting: ‘A few men gone wild killed my son… CM asked for forgiveness’
Wed, May 09, 2018

On Monday, Thirumani, who was travelling with his parents to a resort in Gulmarg, was hit on the left of his head by a stone during a protest at Narbal on the outskirts of Srinagar. He was admitted to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Jammu-Kashmir: How attacks on tourists add a layer of complexity to stonethrowing in the Valley
Wed, May 09, 2018

Seeming protest of the powerless against the might of the state now appears as an end in itself, or worse, a weapon with which to intimidate or hurt the helpless, vulnerable.

Long objected by Pakistan, Kishanganga Hydro Electric Project set for inauguration next month
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

Long objected to by Pakistan, the Rs 5,750-crore Kishanganga Hydro Electric Project is finally set to be inaugurated by PM Modi next month.

No Home For the Weary
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Insightful accounts of the Rohingya crisis unfolding in Myanmar and its deep resonance across South Asia.

Lessons from a neighbour
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

India has much to learn from the way Sri Lankan Parliament conducted the no-confidence motion against the government.

Reading between the lines of Pakistan Army Chief General Bajwa’s ‘doctrine’
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Pakistan Army chief has spoken of peace with India and ‘de-weaponisation’ in his country. Is it an old trope or a nod to a new geopolitics?

In Sri Lanka’s anti-Muslim violence, an echo of post-war Sinhala triumphalism
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

What explains the rioting that has led to the declaration of an emergency in the island nation? Once the LTTE had been defeated, it was almost as though Sinhala-Buddhist extremism needed a new enemy.

Kathua: Party lines blur in communal haze over rape, murder of seven-year-old in J&K
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

In Kathua, the arrests of a minor and two special police officers, Deepak Khajuria and Surinder Verma, for the crime have sharpened the communal divide

Kathua: Month on, rape & murder split a village down the middle
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

The girl’s body was found on January 17, seven days after she went missing. She had been allegedly raped and strangled, said police.

How results of local elections have triggered political crisis in Colombo
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

A shock sweep by a party backed by former President Mahinda Rajapakse has raised the spectre of the Sri Lankan government collapsing. Here is why India is watching the situation with concern.

Where they are, what’s in them: Why Army camps in Jammu are vulnerable
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

It is easy to see inside several military camps, and the holes in the perimeter walls of many are plugged with iron-sheet jugaad.

Asma Jahangir, Pakistan rights icon and feisty fighter at the barricades, dies
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Asma fought Zia’s military dictatorship, her lawyer’s office in Lahore becoming a shelter of sorts for those persecuted by the regime. She was also at the forefront of the battle, against the anti-women Hudood laws that Zia introduced.

Modi, Trump discuss Maldives; China says in touch with India, don’t want new flashpoint
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Emergency in Maldives: India indicating that it was closely watching the situation in the Indian Ocean and hoped that all regional powers play a constructive role.

Maldives crisis: India looks at sanctions, not boots on ground
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Maldives crisis: Reacting to the deepening crisis, India said it was “disturbed” by the “state of emergency” imposed by President Abdulla Yameen. However, official sources told The Indian Express that while the government is mapping out its next steps, sending Indian troops to the island nation is not an option.

A Few Crude Men
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Michael Wolff's fly-on-the-wall account depicts the White House in the hands of a bunch of B-grade stock characters. The implications for diplomacy can’t be all that funny, though

Two nations and a black hole
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

For both Pakistan and India, Kulbhushan Jadhav has become a pawn in a high-stakes game

Actually, BJP suits Pakistan better than Congress
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

For every India-hating Pakistani, the BJP victory in 2014, the elevation of Gujarat chief minister as Prime Minister, and the aggressive brand of Hindutva that has been unleashed across the country is a self-fulfilling prophecy come true.

‘I am a nobody, kaun sa atom bomb tha for him (Modi) to level charge?’
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Modi’s remarks on Rafiq came days after reports on social media of a purported Facebook post by Rafiq that “our leader and mentor Ahmed Patel must be made Gujarat Chief Minister”.