Focus North-East

The North-East of India is a region of rich history and varied people. But unfortunately, it is often misunderstood by many. This space is meant to demystify some of the stereotypes associated with the region.

The narratives silenced by war: the Barkweaver project of peoplestories and folktales

Once upon a time, a young man had a pond. It held such clear, sweet water that went down your throat smoothly and left behind a lingering taste of

Nambul Turel: women tired of being icons, they want to be human

Why did you give me

this irreparable world to inherit

Tainted with stains of history

the world is lost to my kind

Your gallant invoking of mere two battles

Minor earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh

A slight intensity earthquake epicentred in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh hit the region early Thursday today, the Met Department said.

Assam: 1 killed, 4 injured in grenade blast in Kokrajhar

One person was killed and four others were injured when unidentified persons lobbed a hand grenade at a busy place in Assam's Chirang district on Wednesday evening, officials said. The miscreants came in a car and hurled the grenade towards a group of people around 6.30 pm near a wine shop at the railway crossing in Basugaon town, they said,

Environment Ministry sanctions Rs 1 crore package for Kaziranga National Park

Union Environment and Tourism Minister Jayanti Natarajan announced a Rs one crore package for world-famed Kaziranga National Park today to tackle the situation arising there out of waves of flood and consequent death of animals this year. The money was sanctioned from the Tiger Reserve Fund for the world famous Park where a total 39 rhinos have been killed in

30 Minutes: 1962, lest we forget

Missing IPS officer from Arunachal MS Chauhan traced in Delhi

IPS officer MS Chauhan, who probed the high-profile PDS scam and mysteriously went missing in Arunachal Pradesh's West Kameng district on October 16, has been traced in New Delhi on Sunday. 'Chauhan was traced in New Delhi this morning and the Investigating officer will rush there to investigate,' IGP (Crime) Arvind Deep said. He declined to give further details.

Arunachal Pradesh: SIT to probe missing IPS officer's case

The Arunachal Pradesh government on Friday handed over the case of missing IPS officer MS Chauhan to a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the state police, official sources said. Chauhan, who is the SP of the Special Investigation Cell of the state police, went missing mysteriously from Tippi on Tuesday when he was going to Tawang from Itanagar with inspector

Inner Worlds: Of fixation, loss and living

In one of my recent conversations with an artist working on issues of home and belonging, I came across interesting metaphors of identity and place. According to her, the

Assam: 39 rhinos killed in 10 months in Kaziranga National Park

The death of 39 rhinos in and around the world-famous Kaziranga National Park in less than 10 months has brought to the fore the threat faced by the endangered animal.