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Padmapriya Govindarajan

Padmapriya Govindarajan is a correspondent for The Diplomat, based in India. She is pursuing an Integrated Masters in Development Studies and is interested in South and South East Asian Politics and International Relations.

Intrigue in Tamil Nadu Politics Continues After Jayalalithaa's Death
February 23, 2017
Intrigue in Tamil Nadu Politics Continues After Jayalalithaa's Death
The dust is far from settling in Tamil Nadu.
Intrigue in Tamil Nadu Politics Continues After Jayalalithaa's Death
Indian Lawmakers Work to Stem Spending on 'Big Fat Indian Weddings'
February 22, 2017
Indian Lawmakers Work to Stem Spending on 'Big Fat Indian Weddings'
India's lower house may consider a bill that would limit spending on lavish weddings.
Indian Lawmakers Work to Stem Spending on 'Big Fat Indian Weddings'
After Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Political Power Struggle Continues
February 18, 2017
After Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Political Power Struggle Continues
The weeks following J Jayalalithaa's death have seen a dramatic factional power struggle play out in Tamil Nadu.
After Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Political Power Struggle Continues
An Oil Spill Rattles the Indian City of Chennai
February 10, 2017
An Oil Spill Rattles the Indian City of Chennai
Chennai's oil spill jolts a government in transition, resulting in confusion and evasion.
An Oil Spill Rattles the Indian City of Chennai
Mass Student Deaths in India's Maharashtra Highlight Rights Issues
February 02, 2017
Mass Student Deaths in India's Maharashtra Highlight Rights Issues
An investigation in India finds mass mistreatment of tribal children in Maharashtra.
Mass Student Deaths in India's Maharashtra Highlight Rights Issues
Bela Bhatia's Story Highlights Ongoing Problems in India's Chhattisgarh
February 02, 2017
Bela Bhatia's Story Highlights Ongoing Problems in India's Chhattisgarh
An Indian researcher is accosted by a mob in Chhattisgarh, highlighting ongoing rights challenges.
Bela Bhatia's Story Highlights Ongoing Problems in India's Chhattisgarh
Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault
January 27, 2017
Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault
The first month of 2017 highlights a need for change in Indian discourse around sexual assault.
Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault
How Jallikattu Came to Be Linked With the Idea of 'Being Tamil' in India
January 21, 2017
How Jallikattu Came to Be Linked With the Idea of 'Being Tamil' in India
In Tamil Nadu, a passionate debate emerges about culture, animal cruelty, and what it means to be 'Tamil.'
How Jallikattu Came to Be Linked With the Idea of 'Being Tamil' in India
Is the Indian Supreme Court's Order to Ban Political Campaigns Based Around Identity Tenable?
January 13, 2017
Is the Indian Supreme Court's Order to Ban Political Campaigns Based Around Identity Tenable?
A recent verdict by the Indian Supreme Court raises questions about electoral politics in the country.
Is the Indian Supreme Court's Order to Ban Political Campaigns Based Around Identity Tenable?
Demonetization and Beyond: Narendra Modi's Vision for India in 2017
January 05, 2017
Demonetization and Beyond: Narendra Modi's Vision for India in 2017
The Indian prime minister's new year's address outlined his plans for the year ahead.
Demonetization and Beyond: Narendra Modi's Vision for India in 2017
How India's National Green Tribunal Upheld Environmental Protections in 2016
January 03, 2017
How India's National Green Tribunal Upheld Environmental Protections in 2016
India's National Green Tribunal played an important part in several notable environmental cases in 2016.
How India's National Green Tribunal Upheld Environmental Protections in 2016
Changes at the Top Levels of Government in Delhi
December 30, 2016
Changes at the Top Levels of Government in Delhi
Delhi's lieutenant governor resigned. What comes next?
Changes at the Top Levels of Government in Delhi
India: Demonetization and Natural Disaster
December 22, 2016
India: Demonetization and Natural Disaster
India's decision to demonetize high value currency has hampered natural disaster recovery efforts in Tamil Nadu.
India: Demonetization and Natural Disaster
India's Demonetization: Can the Opposition Parties Still Stop it?
December 19, 2016
India's Demonetization: Can the Opposition Parties Still Stop it?
It just became much harder to offer a concentrated takedown of demonetization.
India's Demonetization: Can the Opposition Parties Still Stop it?
Why Jayalalithaa Mattered For the Indian State of Tamil Nadu
December 09, 2016
Why Jayalalithaa Mattered For the Indian State of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu's recently deceased chief minister leaves a towering legacy behind her.
Why Jayalalithaa Mattered For the Indian State of Tamil Nadu
India's Supreme Court Has a Nationalist Moment
December 06, 2016
India's Supreme Court Has a Nationalist Moment
What was the Indian Supreme Court thinking?
India's Supreme Court Has a Nationalist Moment
Tamil Nadu's J Jayalalithaa, an Indian Political Giant, Dead at 68
December 06, 2016
Tamil Nadu's J Jayalalithaa, an Indian Political Giant, Dead at 68
Tamil Nadu's "Iron Lady" passes away, leaving a titanic influence on state politics.
Tamil Nadu's J Jayalalithaa, an Indian Political Giant, Dead at 68
How Can New Delhi Solve Its Smog Problem?
December 02, 2016
How Can New Delhi Solve Its Smog Problem?
November 2016 has been an exceptionally bad month for New Delhi, stressing the need for solutions.
How Can New Delhi Solve Its Smog Problem?
A Curious Change to India's Domestic Violence Law
November 26, 2016
A Curious Change to India's Domestic Violence Law
An October 2016 ruling by the Indian Supreme Court considerably changes a 2006 law on preventing domestic violence.
A Curious Change to India's Domestic Violence Law
The Trouble With India’s Demonetization Gamble
November 18, 2016
The Trouble With India’s Demonetization Gamble
The country is in uproar following the bold and risky move.
The Trouble With India’s Demonetization Gamble
India's NDTV 'Blackout' Portends a Larger Culture of Censorship
November 11, 2016
India's NDTV 'Blackout' Portends a Larger Culture of Censorship
The Bharatiya Janata Party government in India is neither the first nor the last to engage in this disturbing practice.
India's NDTV 'Blackout' Portends a Larger Culture of Censorship
Border Pressure: The Dalai Lama Will Visit Arunachal Pradesh
November 04, 2016
Border Pressure: The Dalai Lama Will Visit Arunachal Pradesh
Will the Tibetan leader's visit to Arunachal Pradesh escalate border tensions between India and China?
Border Pressure: The Dalai Lama Will Visit Arunachal Pradesh
In India, an Extrajudicial 'Encounter' Stirs Up a Political Storm
November 04, 2016
In India, an Extrajudicial 'Encounter' Stirs Up a Political Storm
The killing of escaped prisoners in Madhya Pradesh has turned into a political flashpoint in India.
In India, an Extrajudicial 'Encounter' Stirs Up a Political Storm
2017 Might Mark a Turning Point for Connectivity in Northeast India
November 01, 2016
2017 Might Mark a Turning Point for Connectivity in Northeast India
The Indian northeast's fortunes are looking up amid a concerted connectivity push.
2017 Might Mark a Turning Point for Connectivity in Northeast India
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