north east

north east Indians

North-East Indians are treated more like outsiders than citizens of our country. The recent incidents of Richard and Dana prove this further.
NE student

An open letter to the Prime Minister questioning the discrimination against our North-Eastern counterparts.
star

Discrimination can be of any kind and this poem talks about facing them.
mega dam

The irony of dam construction in Arunachal Pradesh is that the people for whom it is being constructed don't want it due to its negative impact. Here's why.
Daughter-of-peace

Irom Sharmila has been on eleven years of hunger strike against the ‘draconian’ Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 from Manipur and districts of other North-eastern states
election tweets

As the election results are declared today, 6th March, 2012, YKA Editor Aditi Annapurna tracks popular conversations about the political pageant happening on Twitter. Check out the top tweets below.
naga

The north-east region is known for its unique culture, handicrafts, martial arts and scenic beauty, it lags behind the rest of the states in terms of development.
Members of an armed group in Manipur

North Eastern States of India, which are home to more than 260 different tribes and speak a number of language and dialects are now witnessing a lot of conflicts and problems.
Manipur students

Today, Manipur is one of the most disturbed and conflict ridden states in the country. People are trapped between militants and armed forces and are eaten up slowly by corruption, fake encounters and price rise of essential commodities and much more.
AFSPA

Under AFSPA, security forces have at their hands a dangerous mix of carte blanche powers with absolutely no accountability in carrying out their operations once an area is declared as “disturbed”.
Child Soldiers

UN celebrates 20th November as Universal Children's Day but these children are “recruited” and taught to wield a gun at an age as young as 6. These buds are crushed before they can bloom - writes intern Brototi Roy.
Irom Chanu

Irom Chanu Sharmila has been fasting to demand the repeal of the repressive AFSPA for the past 11 years!! Baffling? What is equally shocking is that most of us were hearing about her for the first time!
Irom Sharmila Chanu

Recently I came across a post somewhere on the internet denoting Irom Sharmila as ‘anti-Indian’ and linking her with ‘naxals’ and ‘Maoists’.
The science center in Kalimpong

Northeast India is one of the most magnificent part of the country. It is not just enchanting but is also a travelers delight. Our photo journalism Tarun tells it all.
Independence Day YKA

Independence Day may not be the kind of emotional ritual it once was to Indians but it is a day that sends out the message of nationalism and patriotism to each and every citizen if the country. Waled Aadnan writes about this spirit of NATIONALISM.
Indian Media YKA

Danish Khan questions the BIASED NATURE OF INDIAN MEDIA towards the North-Eastern States of India which does not care to cover crucial issues of utmost concern.
dorjee khandu

The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed today that Dorjee Khandu has been killed in a chopper crash, according to a report in The Times Of India. On 30 April 2011 the helicopter carrying Khandu and four other people on a trip from Tawang to Itanagar disappeared. Dorjee Khandu was serving as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
Anti Dam Protest

Anti-dam movements have highlighted the social and environmental costs of dams which get sidelined in the 'development'-obsessed plans. Almost all the dams have seen warnings by environmentalists and protests by the displaced, but we fell prey to the 'disease of gigantism'.
majuli

Majuli—one of the largest inhabited river islands with 1.3 million people—is fast disappearing because of the river Brahmaputra and climate change effects that are engulfing the island.
irom chanu

Irom Sharmila Chanu, also known as the Iron Lady of Manipur has been on an political fast since November 4, 2000 demanding the Government of India to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from Manipur and other areas of India’s north-east.
karmapa lama

January 2011, the Indian government seized cash worth US$1.6 million from the Karmapa Gyuto monastery and its affiliates in various currencies including the Chinese yen. Read on to know more.
arunachal

Tucked away in the north-eastern part of India, there lies a mysterious, miraculous and mystical land, Arunachal Pradesh. Known as the land of the rising sun, it forms one of the most compelling holiday destinations of India.

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