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Padmapriya Govindarajan

Padmapriya Govindarajan

Padmapriya Govindarajan is a correspondent for The Diplomat, based in India.

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.

Posts by Padmapriya Govindarajan
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April 28, 2017

Deadly Maoist Attack in Sukma Shocks India. What's Next?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
A deadly Naxal attack sparks a wider debate in India.
April 26, 2017

A Human Shield in Kashmir Raises Questions About Indian Army Overreach

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
A video gone viral on social media has India up in arms.

April 22, 2017

Indian Farmers Protest, Seeking Drought Relief

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
India's farmers have taken to Delhi to seek redress after an unusually bad drought.

April 22, 2017

Indian State of Telangana Tweaks State-Backed Reservations

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The state's ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti party will have a larger fight on its hands.

April 17, 2017

The Dalai Lama's Tawang Visit: The Aftermath

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Perhaps this is New Delhi’s way of holding its own against China.
April 12, 2017

Has India Taken Its 'Aadhar' Card Initiative Too Far?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The ever-expanding universal ID regime raises new questions in India.

April 09, 2017

Sex and Sensibility: India's Censor Board and Overreach

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Indian censorship of film continues apace.
April 04, 2017

India Gets Serious About Mental Healthcare Provision

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The Indian prime minister opens a new national conversation about mental health, drawing praise.

March 29, 2017

India Gets Serious About Maternity Benefits, But It Must Go Further

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
A new bill in India is a step in the right direction, but more remains to be done.

March 25, 2017

The Lessons of Irom Sharmila's Defeat in Manipur

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Sharmila’s defeat in Manipur signals that fame cannot overcome the political machine.

March 16, 2017

Anatomy of India's Early 2017 State Assembly Elections

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
With the ballots counted, here's how India's latest state-level elections shook out.
March 10, 2017

Student Protests and Ideological Bullying at Indian Colleges: What's the Deal?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Is free speech in India under threat?

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