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Assam Violence: Has Indian Nationhood Failed To Embrace The North Eastern Community?

The panic in Bangalore, and to a lesser extent some other Indian cities, among North-East communities, has once again brought to the fore the vexed question of whether the people from this peripheral region — even those who have come to be domiciles of major Indian cities — have managed to emotionally... 

A Preface To Racial Discourse In India: North-East And Mainland

Racial ideology in Indian society, though not recognized by the government or academic circles, is experienced on a daily basis by people from the north-east in mainland India. With the deaths of Richard Loitam in Bangalore and Dana Sangma in Gurgaon in April 2012, the accumulation of experiences and... 

Let’s Stop Pretending There’s No Racism In India

Most Indians think racism exists only in the West and see themselves as victims. It’s time they examined their own attitudes towards people from the country’s North-East The mysterious death of Loitam Richard in Bangalore, the murder of Ramchanphy Hongray in New Delhi, the suicide by Dana... 

Upcoming Oil Extraction In Manipur: Risk And Reward

Jubilant Energy Private Limited was awarded about 4000 sq km of oil (possible) deposition in the southwest of Manipur after the Eight Round of bidding under the New Exploration License Policy by Government of India. The total area is composed of 2217 sq km of Block 1 in Churachandpur and 1740 sq km of...