Contest for marginality in the north-east

Bizarre and cynical the situation may seem to be, after 72 years of Indian independence, there are now a growing number of communities desiring to be classed as Scheduled Tribe, ST.

07 Jul 2019

Their lives on the line for press freedom

The Manipur government arrested a journalist for criticising it and jailed him under the draconian NSA. But he stood his ground 

27 Apr 2019

The protest culture in manipur

Hinduism was the former kingdom’s official religion. The state is wedded to India’s ethos. Yet there are violent agitations against the Centre.

22 Feb 2019

Journalist’s arrest and the rot in Manipur

Manipur today is coming to resemble Alice’s Wonderland where the Queen of Hearts makes laws on the spot and pronounces every now and then at her whim: “Off with his head!”

29 Dec 2018

The north-east and the mainstream

The state thus becomes akin to what Peter J. Taylor referred to in a critique, a cultural container.

20 Oct 2018

The slippery slopes of Naga solution

The interlocutor in the Naga peace talks has revealed a possible solution. But there are concerns about the Centre’s concessions

15 May 2018