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Northeast Indian Bands You Oughta Know – Minute of Decay

From land afar I have come. Leaving green, blue sky and cool streams all behind. I carry dreams in my heart, And live each day remembering guns and tears. These verses are from Lifesong, a powerful track on Minute of Decay’s EP Finding Betsy which paints a vivid picture of the darker side of growing

CJ Photo: Tube wells are the only source of drinking water in Dolohat Tea Estate

The photo was taken at Dolohat Tea Estate Assam on Dec 5, 2013. In these areas people collect their waters from tube wells as there is no water supply in their house.  

Irom Sharmila: From Life Behind Bars to Freedom After 14 Years

“I was shocked to see the dead bodies. There were no means to stop further violations by the armed forces…. It (fast) is the most effective way because it is based on a spiritual fight… My fast is on behalf of the people of Manipur. This is not a personal battle, it is symbolic. It

Twitterati Reacts to Manipur Session Courts Order to Release Irom Sharmila

From India Today-  A sessions court in Manipur today ordered the immediate release of civil rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act for the past 13 years. The 42-year-old ‘Iron Lady’ of Manipur was kept under house arrest following fears that she

Northeast Indian Musicians You Oughta Know- Bipul Chettri

Bipul’s music is inseparably entwined with his love for his hometown, its sounds, sights and people. The deeply nostalgic quality of his songs gently draws us in, evoking old memories tucked away safely somewhere in the inner recesses of our hearts.  Clouds hanging low over lush green hills, misty mornings and the sound of footsteps on

Erratic rain, rising temperatures hit Assam tea gardens

Nivedita Khandekar, Thethirdpole.net Tea growers in India’s Assam state are worried as production falls due to high temperatures and lack of rain and are looking at ways, such as irrigation and planting more shady trees to mitigate the problem. Acres of rolling greens, endless rows of orderly tree shrubs, broken by tall, leafy trees, women with bamboo baskets slung

In Pictures: Sit in Protest in Ukhrul against imposition of Sec.144

Citizen Journalist Tennoson Pheiray reports on the sit in protest in Ukhrul against deployment of IRBN troops and imposition of Sec.144 in the region.  On 12 July, an unidentified person killed M. Ngalangzar, sitting Councillor from Phungyar and Former Vice Chairman, Autonomous District Council – Ukhrul at Finch Corner – Ramva road. On the 13th morning at 02:00am

Photo Of The Day: Shades of Green in Monsoon

It’s Monsoon time and rice fields in Assam are now changing colours, from the muddy black to varying shades of Green. Soon Green cover will spread all over.