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Unpacking 'chinki': Unlike 'dkhar', a term used for non-tribals, the slur is rooted in racial derision, power dynamics
India

Unpacking 'chinki': Unlike 'dkhar', a term used for non-tribals, the slur is rooted in racial derision, power dynamics

To say that chinki and dkhar (a term used to refer to non-tribals in Meghalaya) are similar would be incorrect. While one is undoubtedly a slur, the other can be used as a slur. Moreover, a term used by a minority cannot be as damaging as one used by a majority because of the power dynamics inherent in this set up.

Best Indian Films 2019: Poetry and courage across languages, from Assamese to Hindi, Khasi, Malayalam and more 
Entertainment

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.

Six months in Meghalaya's Smit village: Time, modernity may prove most insidious incursions yet
India

Six months in Meghalaya's Smit village: Time, modernity may prove most insidious incursions yet

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 6 of 6

In Meghalaya's Smit village, community kickboxing classes offer a chance to beat gender stereotypes
India

In Meghalaya's Smit village, community kickboxing classes offer a chance to beat gender stereotypes

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 5 of 6

A matriarch of Smit's founding family looks back on how things have changed in the Meghalaya village
India

A matriarch of Smit's founding family looks back on how things have changed in the Meghalaya village

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 4 of 6

Seng Khasi lore of severed link between heaven and earth plays out in locals' lives in Smit, Meghalaya
India

Seng Khasi lore of severed link between heaven and earth plays out in locals' lives in Smit, Meghalaya

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 3 of 6

Change comes to Meghalaya's Smit village, but local traditions endure and governance is conditional 
India

Change comes to Meghalaya's Smit village, but local traditions endure and governance is conditional 

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 2 of 6

In Meghalaya's Smit village, examining the insiders versus outsiders debate at close quarters
India

In Meghalaya's Smit village, examining the insiders versus outsiders debate at close quarters

Smit, in Meghalaya, fluctuates between its old and new values and systems, navigating the pull of modernity and tradition. Follow Parul Abrol as she follows Smit's stories — a different world, within our own | Part 1 of 6

The changing face of Meghalaya: A tale of poorly planned development and tourism
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The changing face of Meghalaya: A tale of poorly planned development and tourism

Before Meghalaya was exposed to the outside world, the hearth was the centre of daily entertainment, with folk tales being narrated by the older generations, and folk music being played. Now, with rising tourism numbers and poorly planned development, the 'abode of the clouds' must fight to save its ecosystem and local culture

Shillong gradually limps back to normalcy after violent clashes left over 100 police personnel injured
India

Shillong gradually limps back to normalcy after violent clashes left over 100 police personnel injured

The situation in Shillong gradually limped back to normalcy as the imposed curfew was relaxed for nine hours on Friday.

Shillong's identity as city of rock and roll and tranquility conceals polarisation kept alive by political rhetoric
India

Shillong's identity as city of rock and roll and tranquility conceals polarisation kept alive by political rhetoric

Unknown to most, beneath the veneer of normalcy and rock and roll in Shillong simmers communal tension kept alive by polarising political rhetoric.

Shillong clashes: No damage to any gurudwara in Meghalaya during unrest, says Kiren Rijiju
India

Shillong clashes: No damage to any gurudwara in Meghalaya during unrest, says Kiren Rijiju

There has been no damage to any gurudwara or other institutions belonging to the Sikh community in Meghalaya where clashes took place between a group of bus drivers and locals, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Sunday.

Shillong unrest: Fresh clashes reflect Meghalaya's past characterised by conflicts between tribals and 'outsiders'
India

Shillong unrest: Fresh clashes reflect Meghalaya's past characterised by conflicts between tribals and 'outsiders'

Curfew continued to be imposed in Shillong for the third day on Sunday after it was briefly lifted for seven hours in areas under Lumdiengjri Police Station and Cantonment Beat House areas.

Meghalaya polls: Political parties set musical tone to electioneering even as local artistes try to stay above fray
Politics

Meghalaya polls: Political parties set musical tone to electioneering even as local artistes try to stay above fray

The role of music in the Meghalaya’s society and culture is well-documented and celebrated; from the dying folk and community music traditions to the venerated rock music scene.

Meghalaya Diary, part 2: Superstitions, privacy concerns, distrust of 'non-tribals' make Aadhaar a non-starter in poll-bound state
India

Meghalaya Diary, part 2: Superstitions, privacy concerns, distrust of 'non-tribals' make Aadhaar a non-starter in poll-bound state

Many people in Meghalaya are avoiding Aadhaar enrollment because they believe it is akin to the mark of the beast.

Meghalaya Assembly Election: KJ Alphons announces tourism projects worth Rs 70 crore ahead of polls
India

Meghalaya Assembly Election: KJ Alphons announces tourism projects worth Rs 70 crore ahead of polls

Ahead of the Assembly elections in Meghalaya, KJ Alphons announced projects valued at Rs 70 crore to develop religious and spiritual circuits in the state

'Opt out of Aadhaar' campaign gathers steam in Meghalaya as over 1,000 citizens seek to withdraw enrolment
India

'Opt out of Aadhaar' campaign gathers steam in Meghalaya as over 1,000 citizens seek to withdraw enrolment

More than 1,000 people in Meghalaya who had enrolled for Aadhaar have sought to withdraw from the biometric scheme

Delhi Golf Club asks Meghalaya woman to leave: Kiren Rijiju says govt can't take suo motu action over racial abuse
India

Delhi Golf Club asks Meghalaya woman to leave: Kiren Rijiju says govt can't take suo motu action over racial abuse

New Delhi: The government cannot take suo motu action in cases of racial abuse until a formal complaint is filed by the victim, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday.

Delhi Golf Club asks Meghalaya woman to leave: Management dismisses allegations; Kiren Rijiju says it's racial discrimination
India

Delhi Golf Club asks Meghalaya woman to leave: Management dismisses allegations; Kiren Rijiju says it's racial discrimination

Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma discussed the Delhi Golf Club issue with Rijiju and urged him to file a case against the club.

Delhi Golf Club asks Meghalaya woman to leave: India's prejudice on full display, but gradual progress is being made
India

Delhi Golf Club asks Meghalaya woman to leave: India's prejudice on full display, but gradual progress is being made

What happened to Meghalaya's Tailin Lyngdoh, who was asked to leave the Delhi Golf Club for "looking like a maid" happens all the time.