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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India Defeats Pakistan in an Epic Cricket World Cup Showdown

In case you were not among the billion-plus people watching today’s Cricket World Cup semi-final, India has just won. It was a tough, close match with both sides getting a chance to show off their bowling. That’s not this Indian team’s strength, but they were in good form today and overpowered the Pakistani batsmen, who started strong …

India, Pakistan and Cricket Diplomacy

There is one cricket tradition on the Subcontinent that, unlike those dapper white v-neck sweaters, has endured into the 21st century: cricket diplomacy. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to attend tomorrow’s semi-final match in the Cricket World …

How Bihar Went from Basket Case to Case Study

I visited Bihar for the first time in 1998, when its reputation for lawlessness was well-deserved. Traveling by train from Delhi, you knew exactly when you crossed the border into Bihar. That’s when groups of aggressive, ticket-less riders suddenly jumped onto the train, comfortable in the knowledge that, in Bihar, no one would …

India’s Budget: Trying to Please All of the People, All of the Time

I can remember a time not so long ago when journalists covered the unveiling of India’s annual budget using the classic “man on the street” interview. Farmers, housewives, shopkeepers and students all got their say on the government’s latest set of subsidies, taxes and signals about the country’s financial and political …

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