Articles by Simantik Dowerah
Jul 19, 2017
Assam floods, Part III: Not dredging, river training is best defence against great Brahmaputra delugeWhat concerns people of Assam is the impassivity of those who should at least try and bring down this cycle of death and destruction from floods.
Jul 18, 2017
Assam floods Part II: For Majuli island, Subansiri dam in Arunachal Pradesh is an apocalypse in the makingMajuli is one of the youngest districts in India but it is continually surviving an insecure present as it cannot take its eyes away from a probable perilous future.
Jul 17, 2017
Assam floods Part I: Graft, fund crunch, lack of political will won't stop the rampage of riversThe intention of the Narendra Modi government has come under a cloud as there are many flood and erosion control schemes proposed by the Assam water resources department lying with the Centre for lack of approval for years.
Jul 12, 2017
Assam education minister breathes fire to weed out rot, but faces uncomfortable questions in processCompared to last year's 62 percent, this year the pass percentage in state board held matric examination slipped to 47.94 percent with only 1,78,656 among a total of 3,80,733 candidates.
Jun 06, 2017
Cattle sale restrictions: North East India fumes against new trade rules as BJP struggles to defend govt moveThe political hullabaloo notwithstanding, the notification has managed to worry people of northeastern states which have a close association with beef.
Apr 21, 2017
Rise of Hindutva in North East: Christians in Nagaland, Mizoram may weaken BJP despite RSS' gains in Tripura, MeghalayaApart from the base that the RSS has developed in Meghalaya and Tripura, which in turn is likely to help the BJP in its political ambitions, the state of the two organisations in Nagaland and Mizoram need immense nurturing.
Apr 20, 2017
Rise of Hindutva in North East: RSS, BJP score in Assam, Manipur but still untested in ArunachalThis piece examines how the nationalist narrative of the RSS has helped the BJP make political gains in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur, the three states where it at present runs the government.
Apr 08, 2017
Namami Brahmaputra: Rains, Hindutva controversy inundate Assam festivalThe Namami Brahmaputra festival got stuck in controversies just as a boat does in shallow water
Mar 15, 2017
Manipur: Biren Singh's Cabinet may end up as a collage of coalition with too little space for BJP ministersThough the BJP is set to form the government in the state for the first time, and its third in the North East, the path was far from cruising.
Feb 17, 2017
Manipur Election 2017: Ibobi Singh most divisive figure in state history, says PRJA's Erendro LeichombamUS-returned People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance convener Erendro Leichombam says that he was trapped in his own history and could not get out of it that ultimately motivated him to his home state of Manipur.