Of pain, hope and survival- Story of a gay boy from Meghalaya!

Of pain, hope and survival- Story of a gay boy from Meghalaya!

By Jared Massar | November 9, 2017 I am a Khasi-Assamese gay boy from Meghalaya and I am a Christian. My experience of ethnic and sexual identity is qualitatively different from other heterosexual minorities and from most LGBTQIA+ individuals. As a young queer individual belonging to an ethnic minority, I have been mistreated on the basis […]

Meghalaya: Increasing waste generation in tourist spots of Shillong, an emerging threat!

Meghalaya: Increasing waste generation in tourist spots of Shillong, an emerging threat!

-By Stefan WannLyngdoh and Gardinia Nongbri Tourism in Meghalaya has been witnessing expansion over the years. The increase in tourist brings resultant economic gains to the state’s exchequer. The aesthetic beauty and hilly landscape of the state attract tourists from all parts of the world. However, with the increase in tourist inflow, the amount of […]

ASSAM | ‘Sorry Aussies…Do not form any wrong opinion about Assam cricket fans”- An apology from a disabled cricket fan

ASSAM | ‘Sorry Aussies…Do not form any wrong opinion about Assam cricket fans”- An apology from a disabled cricket fan

-By Subhadeep Dutta ‘Do not form any wrong opinions on the cricket fans of Assam. The people of Assam are great fans of your team‘– A message to the Australian cricket team from a cricket fan Abhijeet Gotani, who hails from Silchar in Assam and who cannot speak or hear. The Australian cricket team had […]

Northeast India sees clash of opinions between Animal lovers & Fire Cracker lovers this Diwali

Northeast India sees clash of opinions between Animal lovers & Fire Cracker lovers this Diwali

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar October 11, 2017: Diwali, also known as the festival of lights is a practice not only followed by the Hindus but by people from all sections of society irrespective of their religion, caste or creed. This festival of lights has however drawn flak in the recent past from various sections of […]

ASSAM | 70 years on, Bodoland issue sees no respite; Numerous agitations on the fray!

ASSAM | 70 years on, Bodoland issue sees no respite; Numerous agitations on the fray!

Guwahati, October 10, 2017: Since 1967, a section of people in Assam have been demanding for the protection of their rights. The Bodos in Assam have time and again voiced their demand in the form of agitation and protests but unfortunately, it fell into deaf ears. Political parties have come and gone by assuring them […]

MEGHALAYA | On Constructing better roads — By Anjan K Nath

MEGHALAYA | On Constructing better roads — By Anjan K Nath

-By Anjan K. Nath, Ph.D One of the major complaints I hear from residents of Shillong and visitors alike is in relation to the deplorable condition of the public thoroughfares, roads, and pavements in and around the Capital City which is also known as the “Queen of Hill Stations.”  Recently a friend from abroad visited […]

Act East Policy and Northeast India- An Analysis by Anjan K. Nath

Act East Policy and Northeast India- An Analysis by Anjan K. Nath

-By Anjan K Nath Having retired from active teaching in Taiwan, I was looking forward to returning home and getting involved in some way where I could use my knowledge and observation which could benefit my environment and living space as I had done in Taiwan.  However, it has not been easy up to now […]

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