Articles by Simantik Dowerah
Jan 18, 2017
Manipur CM Ibobi Singh is no 'maut ka saudagar', but his 15-year rule saw 1,000 extra-judicial deathsOnce known for the beautiful Loktak lake and the famous Sangai deer, has this blood-soaked history robbed Manipur off its charm?
Jan 05, 2017
Manipur Election 2017: Can an ambiguous BJP deny Okram Ibobi Singh a fourth term?The upcoming election in Manipur is expected to be bipolar with both the BJP and the Congres turning the economic blockade into a mere political milch cow.
Dec 31, 2016
Newsroom diaries 2016: Momos from Bhutan and ruggedness of a political terrain called AssamAway from the 'field' for so many years, I was apprehensive and the prospect of botching up the mission always kept me on tenterhooks.
Nov 24, 2016
How tea sector in Assam braved PM Modi's demonetisation storm to keep paying wagesAlthough the promptness from all quarters salvaged the situation for the state's tea sector, the unavailability of physical banking services within commutable distance was glaring.
Nov 18, 2016
Demonetisation: What's with the fuss, let the Modi govt crackdown on black moneyThere are logistical problems that have come up during the implementation of this massive financial transformation, but isn't the government working on a war footing to get everything back to normal?
Nov 10, 2016
Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes ban: 'They were helpless', says Assam retired banker who helped ex-colleaguesHer selfless and voluntary service was known when her son Trideep Lahkar, a journalist from a news agency shared it on his Facebook account praising his mother.
Sep 23, 2016
Kaziranga National Park: A vortex of eviction drive, politicisation and hapless animals in AssamInitially praised for its intent by going ahead with the eviction drive on Monday as ordered by the Gauhati High Court in October last year, the political tension over the move is quietly brewing.
Sep 09, 2016
Assam's Majuli quandary: Will district status end existential crisis of world's largest river island?Only connected by ferries to Nimati Ghat in Jorhat that ply between 8 am to 4 pm, communication has been a massive challenge for people in Majuli.
Aug 10, 2016
Irom Sharmila: Why shocked Manipuris don't want the iconic anti-Afspa activist as CMMore than Irom Sharmila's decision to finish her fast, what has become unfathomable for a large section of the Manipuri people is her desire to enter active politics.
Aug 07, 2016
Has militancy turned Assam's Kokrajhar into a killing field that will never have a happy headline?Despite the idyllic settings that district is blessed with, Kokrajhar has however been known to the world mostly for the wrong reasons.