Nirmala Ganapathy

Nirmala Ganapathy, who is based in New Delhi, joined The Straits Times in 2010. The scope of her coverage in India, home to 1.2 billion people, has been extensive, ranging from diplomacy and foreign policy to local politics and social trends. She has been a reporter for 14 years after graduating from Delhi University in 1996. She also has a diploma in journalism from Strathclyde University in Scotland. A healthy curiosity brought her into journalism and keeps her going. During her free time, Nirmala likes catching up on the latest Bollywood films and likes nothing better than to explore India by road.
Soldiers standing guard on the streets of Srinagar. New Delhi sent in more than 25,000 troops when it revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August. Kashmiris busy on their cellphones after the Indian authorities lifted a ban on postpaid