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Sudha Ramachandran

Sudha Ramachandran

Sudha Ramachandran is an independent journalist based in Bengaluru, India.

Sudha Ramachandran is an independent journalist based in Bengaluru, India. She writes on South Asian political and security issues and has closely followed developments in the region’s conflict zones. She is an adjunct faculty at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai. Sudha has a doctoral degree from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Posts by Sudha Ramachandran
May 11, 2021

Nepal’s Oli Loses Trust Vote Amid Raging Second COVID-19 Wave

By Sudha Ramachandran
The trust vote was a long time in the making. What follows, however, remains uncertain.

May 04, 2021

West Bengal Elections: Mamata Banerjee Pushes Modi’s BJP Back

By Sudha Ramachandran
Banerjee, a gritty street fighter, could very well emerge as leader of a unified opposition, complicating the BJP’s calculations for the 2024 general elections.
May 03, 2021

Rural India Likely To Be Hit by India’s COVID-19 Tsunami

By Sudha Ramachandran
Massive state elections rallies and religious festivals are likely to bring the disease home for many living in rural India.

April 22, 2021

Even COVID-19 Can’t Stop the Battle for Bengal

By Sudha Ramachandran
The skyrocketing cases in India have barely made a dent in the feverish campaigns being mounted in West Bengal’s elections.

April 15, 2021

What’s Behind the Surge in Violent Islamism in Bangladesh?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Domestic political expediency, history, and ideology have made for a toxic mix in Bangladesh as it celebrates 50 years of independence.

April 09, 2021

Missing in India’s Upcoming State Elections: Female Candidates

By Sudha Ramachandran
Despite rhetorical commitment to gender parity in politics, India’s major political parties fall far short of that goal.
April 06, 2021

Deadly Maoist Insurgents Strike Again in India, Exposing Security Flaws

By Sudha Ramachandran
Fighting the insurgents requires discretion and nimbleness, not a loud, visible intrusion of security forces.

March 31, 2021

India Faces Second COVID-19 Wave

By Sudha Ramachandran
While many had thought the worst to be over for India, recent uptick in infections could severely complicate the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus.

March 26, 2021

Chief Minister of India’s Uttarakhand Angers Women Over Regressive Comment

By Sudha Ramachandran
Tirath Singh Rawat joins an unfortunately long list of Indian politicians whose needless remarks about women betray their mindset.

March 26, 2021

India’s Dangerous Myanmar Policy

By Sudha Ramachandran
New Delhi’s appeasement of the Tatmadaw could trigger angry protests, and perhaps inflame anti-India insurgencies in the northeast.

March 15, 2021

BJP’s ‘Love Jihad’ Card in the Upcoming Kerala Polls

By Sudha Ramachandran
Despite the party’s attempt to woo Christian voters through the campaign, it is unlikely to make a big difference in the election’s outcome.
March 08, 2021

State of Play: Elections in India’s Assam

By Sudha Ramachandran
While forecasts predict the BJP and its allies retaining power, things may not be that simple.

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