Category Archives: Opinions

Northeast India now facing threat from Rohingya Islamist group!

Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-kilometer (2,545-mile)-long international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world, including 262 km in Assam, 856 km in Tripura, 180 km in Mizoram, 443 km in Meghalaya, and 2,217 km in Bengal. Likewise, four ...Read More

Meghalaya- Development or discourse: Ignorance or Negligence

SHILLONG: Where elsewhere centre initiated schemes are becoming a backbone for development in the country and the Prime Minister is earning laurels for this worldwide implementation of many schemes, however, few of the much required schemes in Meghalaya still remains ...Read More

Here’s something: China supports Pakistan but jails Muslims for practising Islam!

The new education rules introduced in China pinches at Chinese's attitude towards religions whose roots were once not its own. Today, the Muslim populace of Xinjiang province faces the brunt of the new education rules which warns parents and guardians ...Read More

Is Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal a ploy to embarrass China for supporting Azhar Masood at the UN ?

Dalai Lama is set to heighten tensions between India and China amidst China refusing to listen to India and support Pakistan at the United Nation on the Azhar Masood issue. An official announcement by China's biggest embarrassment in the world ...Read More

Being a Northeasterner (7 of 12)

You raised a very pertinent point... What does it feels to be a Northeasterner? Being a person of colour, of different physical features… the rest of Indians often presses you even harder on it. “Where are you from?” – a ...Read More

Is Swaach Bharat a lost cause?

Men everywhere in this country have no qualms about zipping off their fly  peeing in full public view and zipping up again as if that's the most natural thing to do.. Yesterday while on a round of Puja pandals in ...Read More

Swacch Bharat: The Mahatma must be turning in his grave by PATRICIA MUKHIM

One wonders whether Indians as a category are a hygienic people. A cursory look around the capital cities of the seven states should tell us that we have no concept of cleanliness. The problem is also that what was is ...Read More

The unending Assam Tea Crisis and its implications

People from other states know Assam for two things – 1) Kaziranga 2) Tea. Both have been in the news last month for controversial reasons - Kaziranga has been in the news for forced eviction of the subalterns who, according ...Read More

Opinion: Tangkhuls Are Not Naked Tribes by Mohen Naorem

Tangkhul women performing dance during the Luira Phanit festival
The Meetei goddess, Nongpok Ireima is a Tangkhul women. She was married to a Meetei king Tabungba. Today, Meetei worships the Tangkhul woman as a Goddess and presence of Tangkhul brothers and sisters is a mandatory during Lai Haraoba of ...Read More

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