Nirupama Subramanian

PDP-BJP coalition collapse: A look at previous spells of Governor’s rule in J&K
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

The collapse of the PDP-BJP coalition sets Jammu and Kashmir on course for its 8th spell of Governor's rule. A look back at the previous spells, ranging from as short as 15 days to as long as 6 years.

A journalist in the Valley
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Shujaat Bukhari advocated peace, wore many hats, walked a tightrope, in an unforgiving landscape

At United Nations, India’s choice between an old promise and a budding friendship
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

The recasting of the old, more China-centric term Asia-Pacific into the Indo-Pacific (with the blessings of the United States) is by itself an indication of how India may now see the upcoming contest between Maldives and Indonesia for a seat at the old horseshoe.

India, Pakistan had a ‘deal’ to end Kargil, but Delhi backed out: book
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Nasim Zehra had reported this “deal” at the time, and it was not denied by the Indian side. Her book From Kargil to The Coup: Events That Shook Pakistan, released in Pakistan last week, contains more details.

Mehrangate, or why new co-authored book isn’t ex-ISI chief’s only worry
Tue, May 29, 2018

Earlier this month, Durrani and former Army chief Gen Mirza Aslam Beg were summoned by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for questioning in what has come to be known as Mehrangate.

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.