Will BJP’s dramatic fall in Karnataka quell political uprising in Northeast India?

Will BJP’s dramatic fall in Karnataka quell political uprising in Northeast India?

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie TNT News | Shillong, May 19, 2018:  Karanataka Floor Test: A tragic end to an intense political story, filled with drama, conspiracy and anticipation; A quest for power and control; A tale of runaway MLAs and a dramatic judgement which managed to set things in motion. The political thriller might have ended […]

Sikkim’s Bandana Rai- creating a niche in fashion world by dint of sheer hard work and passion | TNT EXCLUSIVE

Sikkim’s Bandana Rai- creating a niche in fashion world by dint of sheer hard work and passion | TNT EXCLUSIVE

By PREETTY CHAMBUGONG MARAK| May 16, 2018: Beautiful, charming, honest and extremely talented are the few words that would perfectly define Bandana Rai. The ‘Gorkha girl’ of Sikkim has proved that Northeastern states are no longer bound by the hills and mountains but are blessed with potentials. The beauty queen from Sikkim not only won the […]

North East Riders’ Domain: On super-bikes, Shillong’s serpentine roads and ‘Gear Up 2018’

North East Riders’ Domain: On super-bikes, Shillong’s serpentine roads and ‘Gear Up 2018’

TNT EXCLUSIVE | MAY 17, 2018 By Rachel Syiemlieh While the picture of a super-biking group riding across a long open road wouldn’t strike our parents as the safest and friendliest of situations, the members of North East Riders’ Domain, popularly known as NERD, take their love of super-bikes across the north-eastern region without skimping […]

REVIEW | A book long due: Jim W. Kasom’s Homecoming and other stories

REVIEW | A book long due: Jim W. Kasom’s Homecoming and other stories

By Shelmi Sankhil | May 16, 2018 Bibliophile South Asia and Promilla & Co: New Delhi and Chicago, 2018; Pages 276, Rs. 350. $10 Jim Wungramyao Kasom’s Homecoming and Other Stories, published by Bibliophile South Asia and Promilla & Co., and released in Delhi on the 12th of May is one more addition to the […]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | On Rape, Religion and loss of Humanity!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | On Rape, Religion and loss of Humanity!

Date- May 9, 2018 To The Editor TNT- The Northeast Today Respected Editor, If my opinion or someone else’s opinion would bring about a change then the earth would be occupied by rational humans rather than irrational acting beings. The place where we are living would be a place where balanced biological system dealing with […]

‘Dream Job’- A dream that seldom comes true, but why?

‘Dream Job’- A dream that seldom comes true, but why?

By PREETTY CHAMBUGONG MARAK | May 14, 2018 Childhood days are the best days when while growing into an adult, we can choose to dream about our career, our passion and who we aspire to become. We are often asked by our elders who we aspire to be? And likewise our answer would be a doctor, an engineer, an actor […]

On Mother’s Day, this Assam author attempts to take us on a journey to Motherhood!

On Mother’s Day, this Assam author attempts to take us on a journey to Motherhood!

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | May 13, 2018 EMOTIONS AND ELATION – A book by Banani Das Dhar They say that “God could not be everywhere and therefore he created mothers”, but have we ever given a thought about what a ‘would-be’ mother goes through before transforming herself into a creation second only to God? […]

OPINION | Citizenship Amendment Bill : Boon or Bane for the Central party?

OPINION | Citizenship Amendment Bill : Boon or Bane for the Central party?

By SHILAJIT KAR BHOWMIK | May 10, 2018 Assam has become a tinderbox as the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill would contingently explode the state any moment. Granting citizenship to a particular community on the basis of religion would be a faux pas, to say the least. Since the days of yore, immigration to Assam from neighbouring […]

Written in the stones: Story of an ancient, dying game of the Khasis – Maw Korkatia

Written in the stones: Story of an ancient, dying game of the Khasis – Maw Korkatia

BY IBANKYNTIEW MAWRIE  Shillong, May 09, 2018:  “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future” ~~ Elie Wiesel If culture was born out of a memory, as American writer Elie Wiesel has clearly observed, then it is safe to say that our identities and cultural practices are […]

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