South Asia and Beyond

Parul Chandra

Professional newshound, have navigated through typewriters, computers and mobile phones during my over three-decade-long career working in some of India's finest newsrooms (The Times of India, Financial Express). Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan are my focus, also Sri Lanka (when boss permits). Age and arthritis (that's a joke) have not dimmed the thrill of chasing a story. Loves music, animals and pasta.

U.S. Waiver For Chabahar: Will Gulf Tension Play Spoiler?

NEW DELHI: India is keeping its fingers crossed in the wake of heightened U.S.-Iran tensions, concerned it could impact its plans for the development of Chabahar port in Iran. The U.S. recently granted India a “narrow waiver” from sanctions for the port’s development. The waiver is significant as it’s been given in writing for the […]Read More

With Gulf On Knife Edge, India Waits For Zarif

NEW DELHI:  The Persian Gulf teetered closer to war with Iran firing ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq—Irbil in the north and Al Assad in the west.  Iran’s state TV said 80 “American terrorists” were killed in the 15 missiles that were fired. But U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted “all is well” and […]Read More