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Sanjay Kumar
Sanjay Kumar

He worked as a reporter and producer with a leading TV news agency, ANI, for five years where he covered conflict in India’s northeast.

The Politics of 'Love Jihad' in India
September 17, 2014
The Politics of 'Love Jihad' in India
Certain members of the BJP are fanning communal fires in India with a focus on the idea of "love jihad."
The Politics of 'Love Jihad' in India
It’s Time for India to Redeem Itself in Jammu and Kashmir
September 12, 2014
It’s Time for India to Redeem Itself in Jammu and Kashmir
Indian support for the Kashmiri people after devastating floods should not be politicized.
It’s Time for India to Redeem Itself in Jammu and Kashmir
Pakistan: Where Dissent Is Abused to Undermine Democracy
September 06, 2014
Pakistan: Where Dissent Is Abused to Undermine Democracy
The military plays games with Pakistan’s political institutions again.
Pakistan: Where Dissent Is Abused to Undermine Democracy
India Must Choose Both China and Japan
September 03, 2014
India Must Choose Both China and Japan
India’s ties with Japan cannot come at the cost of its relations with China.
India Must Choose Both China and Japan
By-Election Results a Warning to the BJP
August 27, 2014
By-Election Results a Warning to the BJP
India’s ruling BJP suffers a setback in local elections, calling into question the continuing appeal of Modi.
By-Election Results a Warning to the BJP
Why India Needs an Opposition Leader
August 26, 2014
Why India Needs an Opposition Leader
The quality of Indian democracy will suffer should India lack an opposition leader.
Why India Needs an Opposition Leader
New Delhi Cancels India-Pakistan Talks
August 20, 2014
New Delhi Cancels India-Pakistan Talks
Rapprochement between the two nations suffers as India cancels talks due to Pakistan meeting Kashmiri separatists.
New Delhi Cancels India-Pakistan Talks
A New Political Realignment Takes Hold in Bihar
August 15, 2014
A New Political Realignment Takes Hold in Bihar
Can alliances of caste interests challenge Modi’s ideology?
A New Political Realignment Takes Hold in Bihar
How Should India Try its Juvenile Criminals?
August 13, 2014
How Should India Try its Juvenile Criminals?
A debate has emerged on whether juvenile criminals should get a chance at reform.
How Should India Try its Juvenile Criminals?
Modi in Nepal: More of the Same?
August 05, 2014
Modi in Nepal: More of the Same?
Will Narendra Modi's attempts to woo Nepal work?
Modi in Nepal: More of the Same?
India’s Congress Party Hurt by Recent Memoir
August 02, 2014
India’s Congress Party Hurt by Recent Memoir
A recent memoir by a former Gandhi-family loyalist further tarnishes Rahul Gandhi’s image.
India’s Congress Party Hurt by Recent Memoir
Why Has India’s Prime Minister Gone Silent?
July 31, 2014
Why Has India’s Prime Minister Gone Silent?
Modi’s silence on recent communal tensions can be misconstrued as encouragement.
Why Has India’s Prime Minister Gone Silent?
Is India's Hindu Right Getting More Assertive?
July 25, 2014
Is India's Hindu Right Getting More Assertive?
Members of a right wing Hindu party force a Muslim to eat during Ramadan.
Is India's Hindu Right Getting More Assertive?
Controversy as Indian Journalist Meets 26/11 Mastermind
July 23, 2014
Controversy as Indian Journalist Meets 26/11 Mastermind
Ved Pratap Vaidik’s meeting with Hafiz Saeed generates more controversy than it should have.
Controversy as Indian Journalist Meets 26/11 Mastermind
Why Is India Silent on the Israeli Operation in Gaza?
July 18, 2014
Why Is India Silent on the Israeli Operation in Gaza?
India has grown closer to Israel in recent years and is thus less willing to make moral pronouncements on Palestine.
Why Is India Silent on the Israeli Operation in Gaza?
Afghanistan: On the Cusp of a Political Crisis
July 10, 2014
Afghanistan: On the Cusp of a Political Crisis
Will the failure to resolve the issue of fraudulent ballots lead to instability?
Afghanistan: On the Cusp of a Political Crisis
The Rise of Buddhist Nationalism in Sri Lanka
July 09, 2014
The Rise of Buddhist Nationalism in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka must come to terms with the dangers of majoritarian violence against Muslims.
The Rise of Buddhist Nationalism in Sri Lanka
Is the Indian Government Trying to Politicize Higher Education?
July 04, 2014
Is the Indian Government Trying to Politicize Higher Education?
India's new government is unusually involved in higher education. This sets a dangerous precedent.
Is the Indian Government Trying to Politicize Higher Education?
The Consequences of Linguistic Chauvinism
June 28, 2014
The Consequences of Linguistic Chauvinism
India should note the lessons of Pakistan’s failed language policy.
The Consequences of Linguistic Chauvinism
Why India’s Never in the World Cup
June 20, 2014
Why India’s Never in the World Cup
India has over a billion people, but can't find the footballers it needs to compete on the world stage.
Why India’s Never in the World Cup
How Representative Were India's Elections?
June 16, 2014
How Representative Were India's Elections?
India's 2014 elections are being regarded as a success but were they representative?
How Representative Were India's Elections?
Pakistan's Home-Made Monster: The Taliban
June 11, 2014
Pakistan's Home-Made Monster: The Taliban
The attack on Karachi International Airport demonstrates that it is long past time for Pakistan to end the Taliban.
Pakistan's Home-Made Monster: The Taliban
The Taliban Desperately Attempts to Remain Relevant in Afghanistan
June 09, 2014
The Taliban Desperately Attempts to Remain Relevant in Afghanistan
The Taliban dreads the success of democracy in Afghanistan and will do anything to stop it.
The Taliban Desperately Attempts to Remain Relevant in Afghanistan
India’s Shame: Women's Rights
June 06, 2014
India’s Shame: Women's Rights
The state of women's rights in India is deplorable.
India’s Shame: Women's Rights
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