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Nirupama Subramanian

IS-Khorasan, which attacked Kabul gurdwara, is led by ex-Lashkar man
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The IS-K is a loose conglomerate of several jihadist tanzeem with differing targets and aims. The group's relations with the Taliban, and with Pakistan, are critical elements in its still evolving identity.

Test of regional solidarity lies ahead
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

If PM Modi’s gesture to SAARC is to go some way towards a solution for the region, India, which will be picking up the pieces itself, must have something to offer to its neighbours six months to a year down the line.

Mubashir Hasan (1922-2020): A warrior for democracy in Pakistan, peace with India
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Dr Mubashir, who died in Lahore aged 98 Saturday, was an exemplary warrior for India-Pakistan peace, whose unstinting commitment and efforts toward the cause inspired peace activists on both sides for over 25 years.

Kashmiri Pandit colonies in Valley safe, fenced and gated: ‘It’s like dividing us again’
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

An Indian Express series 'Homeless At Home' Part 2: But local residents do not see the Pandit colony as a solution, and believe it could become part of the problem.

Kashmiri Pandits In Kashmir: Those who stayed back have a home — and a roomful of regret
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Homeless At Home An Express Series Part 1: On January 20, 1990, the first big batch of Pandits had to pack their belongings and leave after a night of public threats by militants — the exodus surging between March and May that year and continuing in a steady stream for the next few years.

Explained: The Kashmir Pandit tragedy
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Thirty years ago, the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley began. A look at the events leading to and during the flight, the administration’s role, their plight since, and the dreams of return amid uncertainty.

India can nudge US to revive our n-deal: Iran Foreign Minister
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Javad Zarif reiterated that Iran was not interested in negotiating a new deal with the US, but wanted the Americans to honour the one inked after negotiations between 2013 and 2016.

Exclusion and ethnic strife: Story of Sri Lanka’s citizenship law
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The treatment of Indian Tamils had cast a shadow on India-Sri Lanka relations even before independence; post-independence, the citizenship laws became a major irritant.

General Qassem Soleimani killing: Unease in India over fallout, relations with US and Iran
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

Iran has vowed "harsh retaliation" for the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed Tehran's top general Qassem Soleimani and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.

Explained: What next in Afghanistan
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Preliminary poll results have returned President Ghani to power but have been challenged by his rival. What questions does it raise over the next government’s stability, with or without US-Taliban talks?

Sharad Pawar interview: ‘Public does expect alternative to Modi. Has anyone provided that? It’s Oppn’s fault…’
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

The Indian Express interviews the NCP chief on the art of making friends, his role, the Maharashtra alliance and what it means for the country.

How to regain friends in Sri Lanka
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

India has lost the moral high ground. But there are concrete steps it can take towards repairing the relationship with its southern neighbour.

Hussain, Mohajirs, and an India-Pakistan story
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

MQM could once bring Pakistan’s financial and business hub to a halt with just one dog whistle from London, it is now only fighting to stay relevant.

Detained in Valley: Told couple of days, kept for 3 months, says RTI activist
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Speaking to The Indian Express earlier this week, Bhat provided the first detailed account of the convention centre-turned sub-jail, where politicians, arrested following the government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370, were lodged.

Altaf Hussain: Once ‘king’ of Karachi, he now wants asylum in India
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Altaf Hussain’s appeal Sunday to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give him and his colleagues asylum, makes him perhaps the first British citizen to seek refuge in India.

India-China business forum called off, no visas for Chinese team
Mon, Nov 11, 2019

The forum, which takes place every year in an Indian city, was scheduled to be held at a five-star hotel in the Capital on November 13 and 14.

Explained: What does the Azadi March in Pakistan signal?
Tue, Nov 05, 2019

When in opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan had led a long march to try and topple the then government. Now he faces a similar protest. What is different then and now for Imran and Pak Army?

At centre of EU MPs’ visit, think tank that backed all govts
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

The organisation brings attention to a subset of NGOs called GONGOs, or Government Organised Non Government Organisations.

Explained: Going back 1300 years, the story of Mahabalipuram’s China connection
Fri, Oct 11, 2019

The name Mamallapuram derives from Mamallan, or “great warrior”, a title by which the Pallava King Narasimhavarman I (630-668 AD) was known.

A stranger in my own land
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

Growing up Rohingya, an account of the horror that a narrow vision of nationhood and nationality can wreak on the people

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