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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.

Afghans Yearn for New Icons
March 05, 2015
Afghans Yearn for New Icons
Afghanistan's youth turn to the national cricket team for a new source of inspiration.
Afghans Yearn for New Icons
How Cricket Reveals Geopolitical Fault Lines in Afghanistan
February 25, 2015
How Cricket Reveals Geopolitical Fault Lines in Afghanistan
Afghan support for India in the Cricket World Cup reflects the political triangle between Kabul, New Delhi, and Islamabad.
How Cricket Reveals Geopolitical Fault Lines in Afghanistan
Skepticism Aside, India-Pakistan Talks Are Welcome
February 18, 2015
Skepticism Aside, India-Pakistan Talks Are Welcome
Recently renewed talks between India and Pakistan may not go anywhere, but they are a welcome shift in the relationship.
Skepticism Aside, India-Pakistan Talks Are Welcome
Delhi Chooses the 'Common Man'
February 12, 2015
Delhi Chooses the 'Common Man'
The 'Common Man's' Party returns in New Delhi, jolting the BJP in the process.
Delhi Chooses the 'Common Man'
India’s Christians Echo Obama’s Remarks on Tolerance
February 06, 2015
India’s Christians Echo Obama’s Remarks on Tolerance
Indian Christians are coming together to protest the government's silence on religious attacks against their community.
India’s Christians Echo Obama’s Remarks on Tolerance
Delhi Elections Threaten to Undermine Modi’s Narrative
February 04, 2015
Delhi Elections Threaten to Undermine Modi’s Narrative
For the BJP, the stakes are high in the New Delhi elections.
Delhi Elections Threaten to Undermine Modi’s Narrative
Jaipur Literature Festival Steers Clear of Controversy
January 31, 2015
Jaipur Literature Festival Steers Clear of Controversy
India's famous Jaipur Literature Festival--a gathering for the country's intellectuals--steered clear of major national issues.
Jaipur Literature Festival Steers Clear of Controversy
The Modi-Obama Summit: Style Over Substance?
January 28, 2015
The Modi-Obama Summit: Style Over Substance?
Obama's trip to India was more about posturing and politics than anything.
The Modi-Obama Summit: Style Over Substance?
Interview: Lobsang Sangay
January 23, 2015
Interview: Lobsang Sangay
The prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile speaks about the future of the Tibetan cause.
Interview: Lobsang Sangay
The Transformation of India's Anti-Corruption Warriors
January 20, 2015
The Transformation of India's Anti-Corruption Warriors
Those on the front-lines of India's anti-corruption movement are now part of the country's establishment.
The Transformation of India's Anti-Corruption Warriors
Modi Must Overhaul India-Pakistan Relations
January 15, 2015
Modi Must Overhaul India-Pakistan Relations
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must inject the India-Pakistan relationship with vision.
Modi Must Overhaul India-Pakistan Relations
2015: A Trying Year for Indian Politics
January 03, 2015
2015: A Trying Year for Indian Politics
The Bharatiya Janata Party's dominance in 2014 will be challenged in 2015.
2015: A Trying Year for Indian Politics
The BJP's Assembly Election Victories Are Misleading
December 30, 2014
The BJP's Assembly Election Victories Are Misleading
Don't be fooled by the Bharatiya Janata Party's recent showing in State Assembly elections.
The BJP's Assembly Election Victories Are Misleading
Interview: Bette Dam
October 23, 2014
Interview: Bette Dam
What are the prospects for the new national unity government in Afghanistan?
Interview: Bette Dam
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
October 02, 2014
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
The Diplomat's interview with the new president of Afghanistan.
Interview: Ashraf Ghani
Narendra Modi's Government Must Engage the Media
September 29, 2014
Narendra Modi's Government Must Engage the Media
Is the Indian government resorting to soft censorship?
Narendra Modi's Government Must Engage the Media
The Dangers in Afghanistan’s Political Deal
September 24, 2014
The Dangers in Afghanistan’s Political Deal
Afghanistan’s new unity government undermines its democratic institutions.
The Dangers in Afghanistan’s Political Deal
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
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