Chakmas Celebrated Kathin Chivar Dhan in Lohit District

Kalia is calling from from Lohit district, Arunchal Pradesh. He is informing us that “Kathin Chivar Dhan” was celebrated with much fanfare in Lohit district. Kalia says that chakmas were united during the festival and there was no untoward incident. He says unity is necessary for success and prosperity in society. For more Kalia can

Want to Understand Meghalaya’s Troubled Past? Then You Must Read: Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty

m4s0n501 Ri- Homeland of Uncertainty by author Paulami DuttaGupta is based on the national award winning Khasi film by the same name. SYNOPSIS- Sometimes little events change lives of many; sometimes little events also force people to go back in time. Ri, is one such story, where we are compelled to go back to a

Open Letter to Kiren Rijiju on incidents of crimes against students from Northeast in Delhi

North East Students’ Organisation writes an open letter to Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju listing several demands to ensure safety of Northeastern people in the metros across India. To, Mr Kiren Rijiju, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Home, New Delhi. Subject: – Incidents of crimes against students from North East in Delhi.

Climate change research goes local in Himalayan river basins in Northeast India

Brian Orland, The Thirdpole Researchers are studying the bird-rich wetland of Maguri Beel in northeast India to see how grassroots communities are coping with the disruptive effects of climate change. It’s hard to find any place flatter than the bird-rich wetland of Maguri Beel high in the Brahmaputra basin in India’s north-eastern Assam state. Patches

India gives green light to build country’s largest dam in Arunachal Pradesh

Chandan Kumar Duarah, thethirdpole.net Largest dam in Indian history will be built on a tributary of the Brahmaputra  river but, with no public consultation or study of downstream impacts India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the green light to construction of the 3,000 megawatt Dibang hydropower project in the ecologically fragile region of Arunachal Pradesh,

Independent Member of Parliament from Bangalore Rajeev Chandrasekhar Distributes Relief Material to Flood Victims in Assam

Guwahati, October 16, 2014: Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an Independent MP from Bangalore, through his charitable trust, the Flags of Honour Foundation, organised a relief camp in Goalpara district today. The camp was held in partnership with Utsah, a Guwahati based NGO that works in the area of Child Protection. The day long camp saw essential relief

Racial Attacks Against Northeastern Youths in Delhi and Bangalore Raises An Important Question: Does India Need A Anti-Racism Law?

In two days and in two different cities, a youth from Manipur and another two men from Nagaland were beaten up in what appears to be a racially motivated attack. In Bangalore the President of Manipur Thadau Student Union Michael Haokip was brutally assaulted by three men for not speaking in Kannada. “They kept asking

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Independent MP from Bangalore to support Flood Relief Camp in Goalpara District, Assam

New Delhi, 14th October 2014: Assam and Meghalaya have once again suffered the destruction caused by floods in the North East in September this year. Over 3.7 lakh people in Assam and over 2 lakh in Meghalaya have been affected and the death toll in Assam has risen to 44 and 59 in Meghalaya. Looking