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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No Gloating from India Over U.S. Downgrade

Indian businesses are worried, even if they’re not quite ready to admit it. That was the subtext of the statement issued yesterday by Nasscom, the industry’s main trade group, after the big American downgrade announced on Monday. “The economic crisis in the US, unfolding over the last few days, does not have any major bearing on the …

My Meeting With an Alleged ISI Agent

In June 2009, I traveled to Islamabad to do some research for a story about Kashmir. It was a routine reporting trip, in which I did the rounds of various think-tank experts, officials, politicians and other sources well known to any journalist writing about the region.

While I was there, I got a request: Ghulam Nabi Fai, head of …

Six Things to Watch from Hillary Clinton’s India Tour

President Obama grabbed hearts and headlines with his state visit to India last fall, and there was a lot of talk about bringing the two countries closer together. It’s “a defining partnership of the 21st century” between “natural allies” who have committed themselves to a “strategic dialogue.” What does it all mean? …

Three Bomb Blasts Hit Mumbai: Has Jihadi Terrorism Struck Again?

Mumbai was hit by three serial blasts in heavily populated areas during rush hour on Wednesday night. Confirmed details are scarce, but local television channels are reporting as many as 21 people killed and dozens, perhaps over 100, injured. Police so far have not made any clear announcements, and India’s Home Ministry has …

Afghan President’s Brother Assassinated

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai, the younger brother of Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai, according to news reports today. My colleague Joe Klein has a post up already on Swampland about the assassination, which is already a major news story around the world. The younger Karzai was well …

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