Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy

Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy is a Research Officer at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, where her focus lies on South and West Asia. Prior to this, she was the Content Manager for Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations. She is also a freelance journalist, having reported on Tibetan politics for Agence France-Presse and on crime and civic issues for The Hindustan Times. Krishnamurthy has in the past been affiliated with research organizations such as the Research Institute for Women, Peace and Security (Kabul), and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), including the Tibet Post International (Dharamsala) and the Seven Sisters Project (Adjunct). Krishnamurthy holds a Bachelor's degree in Mass Media (Journalism Hons) from Mumbai University.

A Neighborhood Agenda for the Next Indian Government

May 23, 2014

India must take charge to promote better relations between all countries of South Asia. On May 16, the recently concluded Indian general elections to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha (lower house) of the Indian Parliament resulted in a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) — ending the troublesome era of coalition...

Afghanistan Election 2014: Near-Term Political Projections

March 31, 2014

Eventually, democracy will take on a unique tailor-made character for Afghanistan. The upcoming months hold several changes for Afghanistan. They can be categorized under politics, security and economics, with implications for both country and region. This article assesses the political aspects of the transition, and answers the following questions: What...

Kabul Diary: Hope and Fissures

August 03, 2013

Afghans simply want to move on and build a new life. [Note: Kabul Diary is a compilation of experiences and observations by Gateway House’s Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy, who recently visited Afghanistan. In this entry, she writes about her first impressions and important political developments, such as the break in talks on...