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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 Farmer Protests Show No Signs of Abating
June 22, 2017
Indian Farmer Protests Show No Signs of Abating
India's farmers, suffering from indebtedness, take on the government at the center and across various states.
Indian Farmer Protests Show No Signs of Abating
In India, Raids Targeting a Prominent News Agency Spark Censorship Fears
June 21, 2017
In India, Raids Targeting a Prominent News Agency Spark Censorship Fears
Was a raid on NDTV's offices earlier this month politically motivated?
In India, Raids Targeting a Prominent News Agency Spark Censorship Fears
India Isn't Taking Trump's Opposition to the Paris Climate Agreement Sitting Down
June 08, 2017
India Isn't Taking Trump's Opposition to the Paris Climate Agreement Sitting Down
Trump's insinuation that the Paris agreement gives unfair advantage to India has drawn sharp reactions in New Delhi.
India Isn't Taking Trump's Opposition to the Paris Climate Agreement Sitting Down
Having a Cow Over Beef: India's Cattle Slaughter Ban Debate
June 08, 2017
Having a Cow Over Beef: India's Cattle Slaughter Ban Debate
In India, a national debate rages about who has the right to slaughter cattle.
Having a Cow Over Beef: India's Cattle Slaughter Ban Debate
How India Saw the ICJ's Stay in the Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
June 05, 2017
How India Saw the ICJ's Stay in the Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
The ICJ granting a stay in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case convinced India of its righteousness.
How India Saw the ICJ's Stay in the Kulbhushan Jadhav Case
Indian State of Jharkhand Sees A Deadly Public Lynching Incident. What Now?
June 05, 2017
Indian State of Jharkhand Sees A Deadly Public Lynching Incident. What Now?
May 2017 saw disturbing instances of vigilante violence in India.
Indian State of Jharkhand Sees A Deadly Public Lynching Incident. What Now?
India's Debate Over Electronic Voting Machines Gains Steam
May 23, 2017
India's Debate Over Electronic Voting Machines Gains Steam
India's electronic voting machines come under scrutiny from the Aam Admi Party.
India's Debate Over Electronic Voting Machines Gains Steam
Nearly 5 Years on: Lessons From India's Infamous 'Nirbhaya' Gang Rape Case
May 16, 2017
Nearly 5 Years on: Lessons From India's Infamous 'Nirbhaya' Gang Rape Case
Nearly five years after a brutal gang rape shook India, how has the Indian justice system dealt with rape?
Nearly 5 Years on: Lessons From India's Infamous 'Nirbhaya' Gang Rape Case
India's Supreme Court Wades Into Controversial 'Triple Talaq' Practice
May 16, 2017
India's Supreme Court Wades Into Controversial 'Triple Talaq' Practice
The apex court in India takes the issue of triple talaq head-on.
India's Supreme Court Wades Into Controversial 'Triple Talaq' Practice
India-Pakistan Rumblings Along Kashmir Line of Control Continue
May 08, 2017
India-Pakistan Rumblings Along Kashmir Line of Control Continue
Tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad persist. The question is if both sides can avoid escalation.
India-Pakistan Rumblings Along Kashmir Line of Control Continue
Deadly Maoist Attack in Sukma Shocks India. What's Next?
April 28, 2017
Deadly Maoist Attack in Sukma Shocks India. What's Next?
A deadly Naxal attack sparks a wider debate in India.
Deadly Maoist Attack in Sukma Shocks India. What's Next?
A Human Shield in Kashmir Raises Questions About Indian Army Overreach
April 26, 2017
A Human Shield in Kashmir Raises Questions About Indian Army Overreach
A video gone viral on social media has India up in arms.
A Human Shield in Kashmir Raises Questions About Indian Army Overreach
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
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