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Attacks On People Hailing From NE In Mainland India – A Personal Observation

I was in Manipur during mid-October and as expected, I was bombarded with questions on the reasons for “frequent attacks against NE people in Mainland India, especially Delhi“. To make matters worse a series of incidents were reported during this week. The Bangalore incident where a student... 

Press Release: Landlord Attacked A North East Brother And Sister In Delhi

North East Support Centre & Helpline RZ 61, 4th Floor, Palam Vihar, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075. Tel 25084561 For more information, please contact Madhu Chandra – Spokesperson New Delhi, April 12, 2011 (11:45 hrs) ——————————————————- Landlord... 

China Entices Myanmar As India Struggles To ‘Look East’

The Chinese National Petroleum Corporation has offered aid worth $6 million to Myanmar for building hospitals. This is no philanthropy, but an exercise aimed at pushing Myanmar to speed up laying the planned 878 km-long crude pipeline. In other words, a move to secure China’s access to Myanmar’s... 

The Terrorist Economy In India’s North-East — Preliminary Explorations

If entrepreneurship is the imaginative pursuit of position with limited concern about the means used to achieve the purpose, then we can expect changes in the structure of rewards to modify the nature of the entrepreneur’s activities, sometimes drastically. The rules of the game can then be a critical... 

How To Fix India’s Troubled North-East

Tucked away between China, Burma and Bangladesh, and linked to the rest of India by a sliver of north Bengal that arches over Bangladesh, India’s north-east is a region of amazing grace – charming people, ancient cultures and bountiful nature. The eight states of the north-east comprise a... 

Jhum Cultivation Must Stay With Us!!!

These days, Jhum cultivation also known as ‘slash and burn method of cultivation’, ‘shifting cultivation’ etc has been under continuous scanner for its productivity and ecological viability. This form of cultivation is followed widely in almost all the North Eastern States including the hill... 

Education B Class In North-East: Educationists

SHILLONG, Feb 6: It may come as a shock but it is a fact and the world outside the North East region has just proved it. In the recently concluded 17th Annual National Conference of Indian Colleges Forum where principals of 40 institutions from all corners of India came together, some were of the opinion... 

North-East Business Summit At Mumbai

North-East Business Summit at Mumbai. Image Credit: Nagaland Post IMPHAL, Jan 23: Many big industrialists based outside the State have strongly advocated opening tourist agencies in Manipur. Speaking at the North East Business Summit being held at Lalit Inter Continental Hotel at Mumbai today, they remarked... 

Racial Discrimination: A Serious Issue Of North-East People

India takes pride to be a powerful democratic country in the world. The Constitution of India lays down many provisions and rights to safeguard the minorities and to fulfill the aspirations of the citizens of the country irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion etc. It is mentioned in the Preamble... 

Peace-The Language At Women’s Meet

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: Women rights activist, scholars from several States of North East India and civil society representatives met for two days in Delhi and deliberated on finding ways to a lasting peace in the region. Sumshot Khullar an indigenous rights activist from Chandel, Manipur spoke on the collective... 

Lethal Shadow Of AFSPA

IMPHAL, Jan 18: Contending the repeated assertions of the Army that insurgency could not be controlled without Armed Forces Special Powers Act, senior advocate Khaidem Mani has questioned the Army whether it means that they are too weak or it wants to go on carrying out excesses with impunity. Speaking... 

Identity Politics And Social Exclusion in India’s North-East: The Case For Re-Distributive Justice

An Apatani lady of Arunachal Pradesh. Abstract: This paper examines how various brands of identity politics since the colonial days have served to create the basis of exclusion of groups, resulting in various forms of rifts, often envisaged in binary terms: majority-minority; ‘˜sons of the soil’-immigrants;... 

2010: A year Of Panic And Alarm For Women In North-East India

2010: A year Of Panic And Alarm For Women In North-East India The world is welcoming the year 2011, but the women of North-east India are just not able to do the same. How can they, when they face brutal rapes and murders daily? They remember 2010 with nothing but panic and alarm. The several instances...