Jyoti Thottam

Jyoti Thottam is TIME’s South Asia Bureau Chief. Based in New Delhi since 2008, she has reported from every country on the Subcontinent. She covered the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the end of the Sri Lankan civil war in 2009 and mass protests in Kashmir in 2010. She joined Time Inc. in New York as a reporter in 2000, covering technology and then business and was named senior editor in 2007. She grew up in a suburb of Houston, Texas, and is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. On Twitter at @jyotithottam.

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?: India Rethinks Its Poverty Schemes

Indian policy-makers have called a truce to end an escalating political battle over how it measures poverty. In doing so, India may have begun a radical new experiment in giving subsidies to the poor.

India draws its poverty line based on how much people spend — not how much they earn. There are certainly other ways of measuring …

Another Deadly Bomb Blast in New Delhi

Ten people were killed and 61 injured by a bomb blast inside the Delhi High Court Complex in the capital on Wednesday morning. The militant group Harkat ul Jihad al Islami (HuJI) took responsibility for the blasts in an email sent to several Indian news organizations. The attack seemed to have been calculated to maximize the loss of …

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