The North-East BlogKnow what leading academics, writers, poets, musicians, activists and journalists from the region have to say to develop an informed perspective on matters related to this part of India.
"I am glad I could do so much for Manipur, I can die in peace now..." - And those were Maharajkumari Binodini Devi's prophetic last lines as she ended her interview for a documentary which we were filming. That was in the year 2009. Two years later one of Manipur's iconic woman litterateur, poet, painter, sculptor and a social activist breathed her last. But not before she left behind an outstanding legacy that boasted a body of impressive literary works including numerous short stories, essays, plays and award winning screenplays.
It was an unusually bright and hot summer's day when we landed at the Imphal airport. My first time in a state which I had many personal connections with and one whose stories of insurgency and state misrule I had read, heard of and...Read more...
More about Priyanjana DuttaOriginally from Shillong, journalist and independent filmmaker Priyanjana Dutta grew up in the capital city of Meghalaya and then later in Delhi. A journalist for more than 15 years, she began with United Television and then moved on to NDTV's award winning documentary team. She was an NDTV sports anchor before she joined CNN-IBN in 2005 as their Bangalore bureau chief. As an independent filmmaker her focus has been on developmental issues as well as on women. She has done in-depth features on issues ranging from water privatisation, waste management in urban and rural areas around Bangalore city, gender issues, sustainability issues, environment and special investigation reports. She can be contacted at email@example.com. For more on her work, visit www.independentfilmmaker.in.
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