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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.

After One Year, India Expects Modi to Deliver
May 22, 2015
After One Year, India Expects Modi to Deliver
Narendra Modi's first year in office showed a sharp disconnect between expectations and reality.
After One Year, India Expects Modi to Deliver
Talking Peace With the Taliban During the Summer Offensive
May 16, 2015
Talking Peace With the Taliban During the Summer Offensive
Another bloody summer awaits Afghanistan.
Talking Peace With the Taliban During the Summer Offensive
A Second Earthquake Tests Nepal’s Resilience
May 13, 2015
A Second Earthquake Tests Nepal’s Resilience
On May 12, a second deadly earthquake struck Nepal, derailing its recovery.
A Second Earthquake Tests Nepal’s Resilience
India Set to Resolve Border Dispute with Bangladesh
May 09, 2015
India Set to Resolve Border Dispute with Bangladesh
India finally resolves one of its long-standing disputes with a neighbor.
India Set to Resolve Border Dispute with Bangladesh
The India Media's PR Disaster in Nepal
May 07, 2015
The India Media's PR Disaster in Nepal
Nepal is not happy with the way the Indian media conducted itself in the wake of the great earthquake.
The India Media's PR Disaster in Nepal
After Unimaginable Destruction and Misery, a Marshall Plan for Nepal?
May 02, 2015
After Unimaginable Destruction and Misery, a Marshall Plan for Nepal?
Nepal's path to reconstruction after it was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake won't be easy.
After Unimaginable Destruction and Misery, a Marshall Plan for Nepal?
Does Narendra Modi Need to Watch Out for India's Communists?
April 23, 2015
Does Narendra Modi Need to Watch Out for India's Communists?
India's communists may begin to play a larger role in national politics than they have in some years.
Does Narendra Modi Need to Watch Out for India's Communists?
Interview: India’s Rafale Deal
April 21, 2015
Interview: India’s Rafale Deal
The recent Rafale deal and its significance for India's relations with France.
Interview: India’s Rafale Deal
Could 6 Socialist Parties Derail Modi’s Political Hopes?
April 17, 2015
Could 6 Socialist Parties Derail Modi’s Political Hopes?
Six socialist parties have teamed up in Bihar to contest Narendra Modi’s BJP in upcoming elections.
Could 6 Socialist Parties Derail Modi’s Political Hopes?
Modi's in France, But the French Don't Seem to Care
April 10, 2015
Modi's in France, But the French Don't Seem to Care
India’s press corps have hyped up Narendra Modi’s trips. But in France, no one is batting an eye over Modi's visit.
Modi's in France, But the French Don't Seem to Care
At End of Year One, Modi Fights to Maintain His Image
April 09, 2015
At End of Year One, Modi Fights to Maintain His Image
As he celebrates the end of his first year in office, Narendra Modi fights aversion to the economic reforms he championed on the campaign trail.
At End of Year One, Modi Fights to Maintain His Image
Bangladesh’s Existential Fight Against Islamic Extremism
April 03, 2015
Bangladesh’s Existential Fight Against Islamic Extremism
Bloggers, under increasing threat from Islamists, are the last line of defense for secularism in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh’s Existential Fight Against Islamic Extremism
Death of an Idea: New Delhi's 'Common Men' Fall From Grace
April 02, 2015
Death of an Idea: New Delhi's 'Common Men' Fall From Grace
With the leadership of the organization at odds, the biggest supporters of India’s Common Man Party are defecting.
Death of an Idea: New Delhi's 'Common Men' Fall From Grace
A Glimpse of Afghanistan's Future -- On the Ski Slopes
March 28, 2015
A Glimpse of Afghanistan's Future -- On the Ski Slopes
In Afghanistan’s historic Bamiyan province, a skiing competition is showing off the country’s changing demography.
A Glimpse of Afghanistan's Future -- On the Ski Slopes
India and Pakistan: Between 'Disgust' and Dialogue
March 25, 2015
India and Pakistan: Between 'Disgust' and Dialogue
Delhi has channeled renewed energy into reviving its relationship with Islamabad. Is it worth the hassle?
India and Pakistan: Between 'Disgust' and Dialogue
India's 'Common Men' Face an Existential Crisis
March 14, 2015
India's 'Common Men' Face an Existential Crisis
India's Aam Aadmi Party faces a political crisis at its highest levels.
India's 'Common Men' Face an Existential Crisis
Bamiyan Women’s Café: A Room of One’s Own for Afghan Women
March 13, 2015
Bamiyan Women’s Café: A Room of One’s Own for Afghan Women
The Diplomat's Sanjay Kumar reports on a secluded women's cafe in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
Bamiyan Women’s Café: A Room of One’s Own for Afghan Women
‘India’s Daughter’ Stirs Controversy
March 06, 2015
‘India’s Daughter’ Stirs Controversy
India has opted to ban a BBC produced documentary that covers a 2012 gang rape in Delhi. The film has caused a furor among conservatives and women’s rights advocates.
‘India’s Daughter’ Stirs Controversy
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
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