In Tilottoma Misra’s High Wind, inter-community relations in North East are explored through intimacy of fiction
In an interview with Firstpost, High Wind author Tilottoma Misra and translator Udayon Misra talk about the shrinking space for inclusive politics in the North East and the role of books such as this one in challenging those beliefs.
Rima Das on seeking inspiration from nature during lockdown, and the North East stigma attached to coronavirus
Rima Das talks about how the lockdown is helping nature heal, and how the cancellation of film festivals will serve as a setback to independent cinema.
Coronavirus Outbreak: In Assam, masks made out of Gamusa become a trendy, convenient way to fight off COVID-19 threat
Every Assamese can relate to the Gamusa emotionally and therefore its use can make the fight against the dreaded virus even more people-oriented.
Clause 6 of Assam Accord: Govt-appointed panel upset over leakage of recommendations; 1951 suggested as base year for defining indigenous people
Reports said the committee unanimously recommended that 1951 should be the base year for defining indigenous people of Assam who would be eligible for constitutional safeguards under Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.
Only those who study Assamese till Class 10 will get state govt jobs, says education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma clarified that rule will be applicable to all areas in the state, barring three Barak Valley districts and Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts
Best Indian Films 2019: Poetry and courage across languages, from Assamese to Hindi, Khasi, Malayalam and more
2019 was a year in which small films in the Assamese and Khasi languages drew eyeballs, and the Kerala-based film industry aka Mollywood outdid itself.
Yogendra Yadav and Shekhar Gupta vouch for a monolithic Assamese identity; get history and politics around NRC all wrong
It is a logical fallacy to support NRC and oppose CAA, as both feeds into each other.
Assam cabinet nod to accord stature of state language to Assamese may stifle growth of other tongues spoken by a few
The cabinet proposal for a state language will have adverse effects on the other minor languages in the sphere of literature.
Amid CAA protests, Sarbananda Sonowal govt announces plan to make Assamese state language and ban sale of land to outsiders
In an attempt to quell anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in Assam, the Sarbananda Sonowal Cabinet has resolved to approach Centre by amending Article 345 of the Constitution to make Assamese the state language
'There are other ways to solve this issue', says Harbhajan Singh in wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act
In view of violence during demonstrations in different parts of the country against the amended citizenship law, the government issued prohibitory orders
Protests unabated as North East flocks together against Citizenship Amendment Act to protect unique linguistic and cultural identity
Despite no government response to the demands, students across the region continue to protest with full support from their teachers, senior citizens, intellectuals, civil society organisations and the general public.
Citizenship Amendment Act: BJP chasing ghosts in Assam; Census data shows number of Hindu immigrants may have been exaggerated
The BJP's goal of cultivating the support of a large chunk of Bengali Hindus in Assam using the the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 could very well be based on misconceptions if the available Census data is taken into account
Citizenship Amendment Act: Sarbananda Sonowal risks political apocalypse by ignoring Assamese sub-nationalism
Today Sarbananda Sonowal is a karyakarta of the BJP, a kindergarten student in the school of Hindutva, an enthusiastic apologist for the Citizenship Amendment Act but he is no longer an Assamese.
'Assamese have come out trampling death': How Assam's local dailies covered protests against Citizenship Amendment Act
On Friday, all the Assamese language newspapers carried reports of violence during the protest from all over the state.
Citizenship Amendment Bill is tool for BJP to further communal agenda, push demography towards Hindus: Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi
The CAB is basically an afterthought of NRC project taken up in Assam with the underlying objective that a Hindu population should be increased within certain vulnerable areas such as Assam, says Congress Lok Sabha MP from Nowgong in Assam Pradyut Bordoloi.
News18 India retains status as most read regional news platform; unique visitors' count jumps 11.6% to 85 mn
News18 Bangla2 grabbed the number one position amongst the Bengali news sites, with an incredible 21 percent month-on-month growth of unique visitors.
The question of who is Assamese is an ontological one, brought about by the advent of colonialism in the 19th century.
Historians, Assamese Muslims slam Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind theory calling natives 'migrants', term it distortion of history
The theory claims that the immigrants from the region known as Bangladesh today have Dravidian ancestry and were once residents of the land which is known as Assam today.
NRC needed in Delhi as 'illegal immigrants are dangerous', says Manoj Tiwari; BJP MP says party to include demand in manifesto
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Saturday said that a National Register of Citizens (NRC) is needed in Delhi as illegal immigrants who have settled here are 'dangerous'.
Assamese Muslim organisations condemn letter of support for Miyah poets by academicians, litterateurs, say move is 'damage to secular society'
On 10 July, an FIR was lodged by a journalist named Pranabjit Doloi against 10 Miyah poets and other activists for publishing and promoting a poem titled Write down I am a Miyah written by Hafiz Ahmed.