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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
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February 05, 2021

Amid Farmer Protests, India’s Sedition Law Is Back in the Headlines

By Sudha Ramachandran
The colonial-era law has long been used to quash dissent. It’s happening again in the wake of a violent episode in the farmer protests.
February 02, 2021

West Bengal Heats Up Ahead of Spring State Polls

By Sudha Ramachandran
While the incumbent Trinamool Congress is expected to hold on to power, the elections will also likely see the BJP continue to make significant inroads in the state.

February 02, 2021

AIADMK and BJP Team Up to Fight Polls in Indian State of Tamil Nadu

By Sudha Ramachandran
The marriage of convenience comes amid visible signs of rift between the two.

January 26, 2021

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy: A Potent Card?

By Sudha Ramachandran
While China has faltered in delivering COVID-19 vaccines to South Asian countries, India has stepped in.

January 20, 2021

India’s Protesting Farmers Aren’t Going Anywhere

By Sudha Ramachandran
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not a leader given to compromise. Has he finally met his match in India's farmers?
January 12, 2021

India Asks Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Government to Ensure Power Devolution

By Sudha Ramachandran
New Delhi has significant stakes in making sure the island nation's ethnic Tamil minority is not further marginalized.

January 06, 2021

India Rolls Out New COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Rampant Skepticism

By Sudha Ramachandran
The country’s approval of two vaccines whose efficacies are not completely known has prompted many to accuse the Modi government of vaccine nationalism.
January 04, 2021

India-Bangladesh Relations: Time to Move Beyond Connectivity

By Sudha Ramachandran
A new railway link highlights the warming ties between the two countries; New Delhi must not let them be derailed by domestic politics.

December 30, 2020

Kashmir’s Political Alliance Scores Victory in Local Elections

By Sudha Ramachandran
Kashmir used the elections to send a political message to the Modi government: Autonomy must be restored. Will New Delhi heed that message?

December 28, 2020

China Wades Into Nepal’s Political Crisis

By Sudha Ramachandran
With the Nepal Communist Party cracking apart, Beijing is scrambling to preserve its interests.

December 14, 2020

Mystery Disease in Indian Town Leaves Experts Baffled

By Sudha Ramachandran
While the situation in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh is now contained, the disease has once again drawn attention to water contamination, a common Indian problem.
December 09, 2020

Chinese Dam Plan Worries India – But Perhaps Excessively

By Sudha Ramachandran
The plan to build a hydropower dam across the Yarlung Zangbo has worried many in India, who say the country could be adversely affected.

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