Nava J. Thakuria

Journalist based in Guwahati, Assam, India.

An Indian author’s love for the mother tongue

Guwahati: Celebrated Kannada writer Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa, who is widely regarded as one of modern India’s foremost novelists, opines that children in schools across India should be taught in their mother tongue. Professor Bhyrappa, who was recently at Guwahati Press…

Northeast India: A protest march and its aftermath

  Guwahati, northeast India: A common protest demonstration, where thousands took part chanting slogans against anti-national elements marched on the busy streets of the city of Guwahati recently. The aftershocks of that massive protest march however went on for weeks in…

PM Modi kicks off electoral campaign in Assam

Guwahati, Assam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without declaring any financial package in contrast to the media hype created by some local Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, on 19 January 2016 kicked off the saffron party’s electoral campaign in Assam of…

War memorial whips up a storm in an Assamese teacup

A near-completion war memorial in the heart of Guwahati city has emerged as an issue of un-ending debates among many Assamese academician, writers, journalists and ex-service personalities. While a section of prominent citizenry have raised voices to halt the construction…

Assamese cinema in 2015, marches ahead

Amidst all the limitations and challenges, an Assam based regional film industry moved on over the first half of 2015. The northeast Indian State with 30 million population has witnessed the release of six regional language movies in that last…

Goodbye my friend Dipak Mahanta

Goodbye my friend Dipak Mahanta It was early Nineties, when I was assigned to report on a theatre production at Tezpur, a small town in central Assam. I was then a novice journalist and when my editor CP Saikia asked me…

Running business with social commitment – Prof. Yunus

Should there be a business, which is beneficial for the society as a whole, but not necessarily a cash-thriving exercise for an individual or a corporation! Or is it possible to run a business entity that does not earn currencies,…

Optimizing the India-Myanmar relationship

Guwahati: A recently concluded India-Burma conference batted for more people to people contact between the two neighboring countries, more precisely, the residents of northeastern India and its adjacent Myanmar localities. The two-day conference titled ‘India-Myanmar Relations: Looking from the Border’ also…

Assam has lost an honest and courageous journalist

He was an honest, brave and impartial journalist, who raised voice relentlessly against the separatist militants of trouble-torn northeast India. Moreover he was also vocal for the basic minimum rights of journalists and other media employees of Assam. Hiten Mahanta,…

Defying militant’s diktat: Assam’s way

Guwahati, India It was a regular Independence Day function at Guwahati Press Club on 15 August 2015, where city-based media persons and many patriotic citizens from different walks of life joined in, making their point loud and clear that they…

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