Articles by Simantik Dowerah
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.
Jan 27, 2017
Activists seek FIR against Meghalaya ex-governor V Shanmuganathan, politicians give guarded responsePeople are finding it difficult to believe that the former governor should go scot-free despite being allegedly involved in such unethical venereal pleasures in complete disregard to the dignity of his office.
Jan 27, 2017
Manipur Election 2017: All constituencies are challenging with unique problems, says CEO Vivek DewanganThe voting percentage has traditionally been very high in Manipur, says state Chief Electoral Officer Vivek Kumar Dewangan.
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.