She is recognized in India for her investigation of the Bofors-India Howitzer deal Bofors Scandal which is widely believed to have contributed to the electoral defeat of former prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in She is married to Dr. Giancarlo Duella, a mathematician and lives in Geneva , Switzerland. The couple has a daughter Nitya Duella  and son Nikhil Duella. She was based in Geneva as a United Nations UN correspondent when the Swedish State Radio reported in April that bribes had been paid to Indians and others for the sale of field howitzers to India by the Swedish arms manufacturer, Bofors. Subramaniam continued to report on the investigations and court proceedings in Switzerland till the Swiss government handed over secret Swiss bank documents with additional details of the payments to the government of India in
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Mezisho It had its own agenda. Lot of insights on how our politicians have messed up at International platforms. Working out of Switzerland and Sweden and reporting for The Hindushe secured over documents which established the fact of the illegal payments that led to a political turmoil in India. While there was no evidence linking the illegal payments directly to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhithe money-trail to people close to the Gandhi family was conclusive.
Retrieved 29 April Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. I called Sting at home that evening. InChitra Subramaniam was invited by Dr.
To learn more about Copies Direct watch fro short online video. New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. May 11, Sandip rated it liked it. That meant six minutes per day. Can I borrow this item? Do You Like This Story? Of course, the existence of the sixth account in which the Bofors commissions were paid was confirmed later by Subramaniam herself. The interview became a global story. In fact, much of the book is about people she no longer likes, but could not bad-mouth all these years because she had been inida never to discuss the story she was working on.
As a UN correspondent, she has reported on various issues including disarmament, the Bosnian war and peace negotiations, the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations that led to the creation of the Salf Trade Organization WTO and human rights.
Divya Sampath marked it as to-read Jan 30, Rohan More marked it as to-read Mar 17, They also claimed that the UNHRC was an annual mud-slinging forum where the more you shout and shake, the more you were allowed to shout and shake and that Pakistan should be given a long rope with which to do the needful.
When The Hindu abruptly stopped publication of the investigation due to political pressure and internal management disputes, Chitra Subramaniam ceased to work with N. Return to Book Page. The sheer exhaustion of scratching for details over the years is more contagious. TOP Related Posts.
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