Being a Northeasterner (12 of 12)

Being a Northeasterner (12 of 12)

Perhaps, for the sake of convenience Sikkim, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Arunachal, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram are dubbed simply as Northeast. With an amazing array of cultural and physical landscapes, amazing cuisine, wide range of attire, myriad languages, history and repository of indigenous communities and identity, this land of eight states is a thousand countries in […]

Manipur: Where murder happens inside a security campus  

Manipur: Where murder happens inside a security campus  

In a serious setback to the idea of State protection and security, a surrendered rebel leader and his civilian driver were shot death inside the 7th Bn Manipur Rifles complex, Khabeisoi in Imphal East District on 21st June at around 8pm. Bullet ridden bodies of ex People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) chairman, Ningombam Nabachandra […]

Being a Northeasterner (8 of 12)

Being a Northeasterner (8 of 12)

I romanticise the North East as much as anyone. I take pride when people talk of its beauty, it’s culture, it’s liberal values, the music and the food. I peddle the exotic romanticism of growing up in a progressive society, surrounded by creativity, lying on green hills on idyllic summer days gazing at the bluest sky… Or […]

Terror in our backyards: Northeast India on alert by Patricia Mukhim

Terror in our backyards: Northeast India on alert by Patricia Mukhim

The terror attack inside Holey Artisan Bakery Café in upmarket Gulshan area, Dhaka was meant to send shivers down the spine of the international community stationed there.  Bangladesh is India’s closest neighbour in the North East. While the Governments of the two countries are looking at trade relations, and there is merit in that since […]

Child soldiers of Northeast: Straddling between boundaries  

Child soldiers of Northeast: Straddling between boundaries  

Patricia Mukhim The issue of child soldiers drafted by the NSCN (K) has troubled parents of these young adolescents for a long time now. Children who should be in school charting out a future for themselves are instead, taught to handle the deadly Kalashnikov rifle. Young girls who do not qualify to fire guns will […]

A gloomy future for Meghalaya: 9 minor girls raped in June as per records

A gloomy future for Meghalaya: 9 minor girls raped in June as per records

Crimes against women have become a common phenomena in present day context. Rape, molestation and abuse are incidents that have established a place in the day-to-day happenings of the local newspaper and have even begun to be viewed as inevitable though still very much undesirable. The recently noted rapid increase in the rate of crimes […]

Sonowal ushers in new movement protocol and more -Patricia Mukhim

Sonowal ushers in new movement protocol and more -Patricia Mukhim

The other day while passing through one of the thoroughfares of Guwahati, I saw Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ’s convoy behind my taxi. There were two pilot cars in front and the police security personnel very amiably told us to allow the CMs vehicle to pass. The other two pilot cars behind were almost inconspicuous. After […]

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