north east

manipur attack

By Shinjini Devbarman: Yesterday, a military convoy was ambushed by militants in the Chandel district of Manipur killing about 20 and injuring 17 soldiers. The soldiers from 6 Dogra Regiment were on their daily patrol when they were attacked by insurgents with what the police are referring to as powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The […]
irom sharmila

By Atharva Pandit: In early November of 2000, a couple of farmers and villagers huddled near a bus stop, some were going about their daily work, others waiting for the occasional bus to arrive. However, these ten unarmed and innocent common folk, going about their daily business, could never actually complete it. They were gunned down […]
V K Singh

By Nishant Chhinkwani: Retired General Vijay Kumar Singh has had the misfortune of being in the news for all the wrong reasons. Apart from being the first commando to be promoted to the rank of General and serving as the 24th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, he also holds the dubious distinction […]
Youngsters from the north east would like to see the issue of conflict in their region being discussed at the national platform. (Credit: Azera Rahman\WFS)

By Azera Parveen Rahman: Guwahati (Women’s Feature Service) — Every year, hundreds of young women and men from the eight states of the Northeast pack their bags and move to cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore in search of better education and employment opportunities. It’s not an easy decision for them but one that […]
Manipuri Girl

By Soumya Raj: On 8th February, 2014, 10:30 at night, a 14 year old Manipuri girl steps out of her home in Munirka to buy a dish-washing soap. Her landlord’s 19 year old son, Ashish, aka Vicky, follows her, and with a supposed accomplice, drags her from in front of a hospital in the area, […]
Kejriwal Arvind

By Akhil Kumar: Arvind kejriwal has emerged as a Demigod to the helpless victims of corruption and a messiah of the great Indian middle class. His rise to power was unprecedented and his fans heaved a sigh of collective (almost orgasm-ish) relief as he assumed the position of CM in Delhi. With his grand Obama […]
nido taniam protest

By Somrita Urni Ganguly: An eighteen year old student was brutally bruised and beaten to death, one sad evening in the national capital. His identity is what led to the fatal incident. It got me thinking. What then is India? What is the essence of Indian-ness? The North-East Indians will perhaps forever remain the ‘chinki’ […]

Without doubt, the Northeast region of India often gets featured on news headlines of many major news channels and other platforms mostly for its conflicting stories and often for its affair with drugs and youth who are lost to its abuse. It’s time we create positive stories and share a journey of Hope. 7×7 music […]

By Lata Jha:  Among those who know of it, very few would doubt the potential and viability of community radio as a means of enriching, fruitful communication. The February 1995 landmark judgement of the Supreme Court that the airwaves or frequencies are public property had heralded some great possibilities, but most of these still seem […]

By Dr. Amrit Patel:  Sericulture: Sericulture is concentrated in some traditional pockets employing mostly poor families. Region’s contribution to the country’s total production of raw silk is about 6 %. However, its contribution in terms of Muga and seri production is more than 90%. Over 3.8 lakh families are engaged in sericulture farming alone with […]

By Dr. Amrit Patel:  The North East Region [NER] comprises eight states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. In the region agricultural land including fallow was significantly less at 22.20% than that of 54.47% in India in 2004-05. However, it varied considerably among States, exhibiting that agricultural land was higher […]

By Dr Amrit Patel:  Part 1 Indian Council of Agricultural Research: The ICAR Research Centre for NEH Region at Umiam was established in 1975 with six regional centres to improve and develop sustainable farming systems for different agro-climatic and socio-economic conditions of the region. It has undertaken significant researches which have yet to create impact […]

By Karmanye Thadani: The Assamese Hindu classmate of mine, mentioned earlier in this series who watched the World Cup final with me and could not contain his elation at India’s victory, is evidently very fluent in Hindi. Yet, he has been a victim of racist remarks that no fellow Indian deserves. It is true that […]

By Dr Amrit Patel: Acknowledging the significance of traditional system of self-governance and social customs of livelihood in North Eastern Region [NER], Government of India, after independence, initiated policy to accelerate the process of socio-economic development in many parts of the Region. Government recognizing the demand for autonomy of the relatively more backward areas created […]
north east

By Karmanye Thadani: Immigrants are an issue in perhaps every society. In the north-east, Assam has been a region where this migration issue has manifested itself in serious ways. Despite not finding its rightful place in the national consciousness, the Assamese alienation from India was not all that great, because of Hinduism being the dominant […]

By H. Bhavan Meitei: Most of the investigations being ordered by the government in the North-east or cases related to this region were ‘inconclusive’ and people calmly swallowed alone in the darkness. The recent case of the alleged murder of Richard Loitam, an engineering student from Manipur is no exception. When the nation was celebrating […]
pradip kumar

By Pinak Pani Datta: Manipur, mid 1980s: The Manipuri youth were enticed by a new wave of drug coming from the Golden triangle through the porous India-Myanmar border. It was cheaply and easily available in every street and corner of Manipur. According to L. Deepak, the president of Manipur Network of Positive People (MNP+), in […]
mary kom

By Pradyut Hande: The competitive realms of sport often witness the emergence of certain personalities that do a lot more than just dominate their respective disciplines. In their quest for excellence and glory, they walk the path less travelled by, leaving behind an astounding legacy and a lot more. Star Indian Pugilist, MC Mary Kom […]
north east

By Karmanye Thadani: Born and brought up in New Delhi with my stomach full and being an adherent of the majority religion, i.e. Hinduism, I have never had to question whether or not identifying myself as an Indian was worth it, but beyond West Bengal (excluding its Gorkha-majority region), lies a part of India, which […]

By Nika Thounaojam: The North East Indian community residing outside the North East (NE) region in the rest of India have long since been victimized by certain ignorant and closed minded section of the Indian society. Be it taunts and insults based on their different looks, or physical assaults on them, probably because they are a […]
Assam Riots_2012

By Tanaya Singh: Young or old, lives are being mercilessly taken in Kokrajhar district of Assam. A 14-year-old boy Zakir Ali being stoned to death by unknown, nameless faces tells the entire story of the current commotion in Assam, which is worsening by the hour, having already spread to the neighbouring districts of Dhubri and Chirang. […]

By Ankur Sohanpal: A recent ruling by the government of India makes it amply clear that anyone addressing the people of India, distinguished by Asian or South-East Asian physical countenance and a culture unique to the north eastern region of India — as ‘Chinks’, would be a proud recipient of 5 years in prison. I […]

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