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Simran Sodhi
Simran Sodhi

Simran Sodhi holds Masters Degree in International Relations from American University (AU), Washington DC. She has contributed to leading newspapers like The Indian Express, Mail Today, The Statesman and The Tribune and has reported from the US, Pakistan, Israel, Tokyo and Beijing. Since 2012, she has also been appearing as anchor and guest on All India Radio programs, mainly on issues of foreign affairs. Her book on the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008, titled “Piercing the Heart, Untold stories of Mumbai 26/11” was published in 2009 and was featured amongst the bestsellers of the country.

India’s Triple Talaq Bill: Gender equality or political ruse?

The Lower House of Indian Parliament last week passed the Triple Talaq Bill, which makes the practice of instant triple talaq a criminal offence, punishable up to three years in jail for the husband.A...

How long can India sit out China’s Belt Road Initiative?

With the Belt Road Initiative (BRI) China has made it boldly plain to the world that it intends to shape the world in an image of itself. Or at least an image where the Chinese imprint on everything,...

India’s #MeToo Movement: Will it carry on in 2019?

What started essentially as a wake up call in Hollywood with many women coming out and sharing their stories of horror against Harvey Weinstein, found more resonance in India than one would have...

India forced to rethink Afghan policy as US talks to Taliban

The situation in Afghanistan remains the crux around which many of the regional security issues in South and Central Asia revolve. World powers have never been out of this equation either. The United...

Pitch for Ram Temple in India gets shrill as 2019 polls approach

If there was any doubt in anyone’s mind about where the Ram Temple Babri Masjid issue stood vis-à-vis the upcoming 2019 general elections in India, the mega gathering November 24-25 in...

India, China wrestle it out in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

The growing rivalry and silent hostility between India and China has been simmering for decades now. For India, the humiliating defeat at the hands of the Chinese Army in 1962 still plays out in the...

Kartarpur Corridor offers a chance at peace for India, Pakistan

The India-Pakistan mistrust and hostility defines much of the security paradigm in South Asia. Both countries have had fits when they have indulged the other in holding bilateral talks but each step...

All hues of Saffron to dominate 2019 elections in India

India is already in the election mode, even as the general elections to elect the country’s next Prime Minister and ruling party in Delhi is still some months away. It would not be wrong to say...