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 Indiaâ€™s north-east.
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.
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.
There is nothing more blissful than getting lost in streets and life of the city of Darjeeling, the land of celestial thunderbolt, as its known in north-east India. Itâ€™s like being in a dream, walking through the winding roads and woods, looking at the approaching clouds and water dripping from the tips of the innumerable green ferns.
Located in the Himalayan range of mountains, Arunachal means â€˜the land of dawn lit mountainsâ€™, the name itself is suggestive of the beauty the place is impregnated with. One of the gateways to the hills of Arunachal is through Bhalukpong. On the way from here to Bomdila falls the biggest Orchid Conservation Sanctuary of Asia which houses orchids ranging from known to little known to the unknown.
How much do we Indians really know and care about the North-East? I personally feel that the seven sisters and Sikkim (maybe with the exception of Assam), have been a neglected lot in our country.