Destroying a green haven

Destroying a green haven

A dead Xihu (Gangetic river dolphin) killed by the Baghjan oilfield blowout in Assam. Photo: Jahid Ahmed The Baghjan blowout may die down in time,... Details
“In Aamis, we had flagged the dangers brought by commercial farming of meat”: Bhaskar Hazarika

“In Aamis, we had flagged the dangers brought by commercial farming of meat”: Bhaskar Hazarika

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Writ petitions challenge detention of alleged foreigners in Assam jails

Writ petitions challenge detention of alleged foreigners in Assam jails

Detention centre under construction in Goalpara. Photo: Tridip K. Mandal   Samrat The Gauhati High Court on Friday issued notices to respondents including the governments... Details

Book extract: Growing up Miyah

The following is an excerpt from Insider/Outsider, an anthology of writings on the issue of belonging in Northeast India. This is part of an account... Details
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Assam’s elephant-smuggling racket

The state’s captive elephant population has seen a 30 percent decline over the past decade. A recent case brought to light irregularities that indicate how... Details

From 1971 to 2011, Assam had the lowest average decadal population growth rate in the North East

New Delhi: Suhas Chakma, Director of the Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) while releasing its report, “Foreigners in Assam a Blast from the Past”,... Details

NRC final list: What next?

The final list of Assam’s National Register of Citizens is due out on August 31, and tensions are running high. In its final hearing before... Details
THE ILLUSIVE INDIAN

THE ILLUSIVE INDIAN

The predicament of determining citizens between politics and the law in Assam Politics in Assam has for long been dominated by contestations over belongingness and... Details
Assam killings and the perils of identity politics

Assam killings and the perils of identity politics

It was Thursday evening, Dr Hiren Gohain, the eminent public intellectual called me to know my views on an article which appeared in an Assamese... Details
NORTHEAST’S CULTURAL IDENTITY SERVED ON A PLATTER

NORTHEAST’S CULTURAL IDENTITY SERVED ON A PLATTER

The flavour profile of Northeast India is as diverse as it is delicious. But if you were given only three words to describe it, you'd... Details