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The mystical beauty of Northeast India still lies untapped. Perhaps, it has something to do with the remoteness of the place from mainland India, which is connected to the northeastern states by just...
Women Against Social Evils (WASE) is a group of mothers fighting against drug abuse.
'Shows lack of education and patriotism'
Natwarbhai Thakkar and the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram established by him in Chuchuyimlang village of Mokokchung district have worked unceasingly to integrate Naga society with the national mainstream. By...
It is common knowledge that the Northeastern states have not been part of the mainstream Indian discourse since they became a part of India. We've all heard of instances of racism in Indian cities aga...
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We are in an age when the internet and social media are making human interactions transcend every kind of disparateness -- national, time zones, languages, cultures. Yet, the world will never cease to...
Growing up in Haflong, a remote mountainous town in Dima Hasao District, Assam, offered me the privilege of accessing the town's multiple ethnic cultures. This experience held me in good stead as I chose to study ethnic conflicts in the Northeast years later. Most of these conflicts are about dignity, prestige and identity. But that's not all there is to it.
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The BJP has formed a government for the first time ever in the Northeast after winning the state assembly election in Assam. But to make further inroads into the region, the party will first need to prove its relevance and credibility.
The Indian state has taken pride in "the effective management of conflicts in the Northeast", as one former National Security Adviser put it, in a recent op-ed. I would like to argue that this pride is rather misplaced if one analyses the situation from 1955 to date as it has unfolded in the Northeast.
The Narendra Modi government today signed a historic peace accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)'s Isak-Muivah faction, after six decades of conflict. "The Nagaland political...
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For too long, Delhiites have tested Arunachalees' Indianness... How about we turn the tables and test the testers? With a milder test, to be sure: a challenge of knowledge, comprising questions not pejoratives, and ending with question marks not strangle marks.
Through his overall, multipronged efforts towards the Northeast, it appears Mr. Modi aims to change the nation's outlook towards the region - long one of indifference and paternalism. Mr. Modi's objective is praiseworthy. But he is undermining it by staying silent on terrorism in the region.