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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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March 03, 2017

India's Early 2017 State Elections: What You Need to Know

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Seven Indian states go to the polls this year. The stakes are high for Indian politics.
February 28, 2017

Indian Lawmakers Take Key Steps Toward Recognizing the Importance of Consent

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Two recent developments in India suggest slow but sure change in how gender-based violence is viewed in the country.

February 23, 2017

Intrigue in Tamil Nadu Politics Continues After Jayalalithaa's Death

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The dust is far from settling in Tamil Nadu.

February 22, 2017

Indian Lawmakers Work to Stem Spending on 'Big Fat Indian Weddings'

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
India's lower house may consider a bill that would limit spending on lavish weddings.

February 18, 2017

After Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu's Political Power Struggle Continues

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The weeks following J Jayalalithaa's death have seen a dramatic factional power struggle play out in Tamil Nadu.
February 10, 2017

An Oil Spill Rattles the Indian City of Chennai

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Chennai's oil spill jolts a government in transition, resulting in confusion and evasion.

February 02, 2017

Mass Student Deaths in India's Maharashtra Highlight Rights Issues

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
An investigation in India finds mass mistreatment of tribal children in Maharashtra.
February 02, 2017

Bela Bhatia's Story Highlights Ongoing Problems in India's Chhattisgarh

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
An Indian researcher is accosted by a mob in Chhattisgarh, highlighting ongoing rights challenges.

January 27, 2017

Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The first month of 2017 highlights a need for change in Indian discourse around sexual assault.

January 21, 2017

How Jallikattu Came to Be Linked With the Idea of 'Being Tamil' in India

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
In Tamil Nadu, a passionate debate emerges about culture, animal cruelty, and what it means to be 'Tamil.'

January 13, 2017

Is the Indian Supreme Court's Order to Ban Political Campaigns Based Around Identity Tenable?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
A recent verdict by the Indian Supreme Court raises questions about electoral politics in the country.
January 05, 2017

Demonetization and Beyond: Narendra Modi's Vision for India in 2017

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The Indian prime minister's new year's address outlined his plans for the year ahead.

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