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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.

Indian Farmers Protest, Seeking Drought Relief
April 22, 2017
Indian Farmers Protest, Seeking Drought Relief
India's farmers have taken to Delhi to seek redress after an unusually bad drought.
Indian Farmers Protest, Seeking Drought Relief
Indian State of Telangana Tweaks State-Backed Reservations
April 22, 2017
Indian State of Telangana Tweaks State-Backed Reservations
The state's ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti party will have a larger fight on its hands.
Indian State of Telangana Tweaks State-Backed Reservations
The Dalai Lama's Tawang Visit: The Aftermath
April 17, 2017
The Dalai Lama's Tawang Visit: The Aftermath
Perhaps this is New Delhi’s way of holding its own against China.
The Dalai Lama's Tawang Visit: The Aftermath
Has India Taken Its 'Aadhar' Card Initiative Too Far?
April 12, 2017
Has India Taken Its 'Aadhar' Card Initiative Too Far?
The ever-expanding universal ID regime raises new questions in India.
Has India Taken Its 'Aadhar' Card Initiative Too Far?
Sex and Sensibility: India's Censor Board and Overreach
April 09, 2017
Sex and Sensibility: India's Censor Board and Overreach
Indian censorship of film continues apace.
Sex and Sensibility: India's Censor Board and Overreach
India Gets Serious About Mental Healthcare Provision
April 04, 2017
India Gets Serious About Mental Healthcare Provision
The Indian prime minister opens a new national conversation about mental health, drawing praise.
India Gets Serious About Mental Healthcare Provision
India Gets Serious About Maternity Benefits, But It Must Go Further
March 29, 2017
India Gets Serious About Maternity Benefits, But It Must Go Further
A new bill in India is a step in the right direction, but more remains to be done.
India Gets Serious About Maternity Benefits, But It Must Go Further
The Lessons of Irom Sharmila's Defeat in Manipur
March 25, 2017
The Lessons of Irom Sharmila's Defeat in Manipur
Sharmila’s defeat in Manipur signals that fame cannot overcome the political machine.
The Lessons of Irom Sharmila's Defeat in Manipur
Anatomy of India's Early 2017 State Assembly Elections
March 16, 2017
Anatomy of India's Early 2017 State Assembly Elections
With the ballots counted, here's how India's latest state-level elections shook out.
Anatomy of India's Early 2017 State Assembly Elections
Student Protests and Ideological Bullying at Indian Colleges: What's the Deal?
March 10, 2017
Student Protests and Ideological Bullying at Indian Colleges: What's the Deal?
Is free speech in India under threat?
Student Protests and Ideological Bullying at Indian Colleges: What's the Deal?
India's Early 2017 State Elections: What You Need to Know
March 03, 2017
India's Early 2017 State Elections: What You Need to Know
Seven Indian states go to the polls this year. The stakes are high for Indian politics.
India's Early 2017 State Elections: What You Need to Know
Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent
February 28, 2017
Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent
Two recent developments in India suggest slow but sure change in how gender-based violence is viewed in the country.
Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent
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
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