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12.08.2017

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

By Manipadma Jena “Showing them a picture-book crow, I intone ‘kaak’ in Bengali, the State language. While others repeat in chorus, the tribal Santhali first-graders respond with a blank look. They know the crow only as ‘koyo’. They’ll happily roll out glass marbles to count… »

08.08.2017

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

By Baher Kamal* Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe– they are often victims… »

30.07.2017

Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

By Nivedita Dwivedi This article is part of a series called “Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India” under #AnHourForCommunalHramony campaign to celebrate the Heroes and Sheroes who struggled to shape modern India in all its plurality.  Today we celebrate Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain a pioneering woman literary person who also pioneered… »

28.05.2017

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday 26th of May inaugurated the country’s longest river bridge in eastern Assam over the Lohit River, a major tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra. PM Modi, who arrived in the morning hours from New Delhi, dedicated the new bridge to the nation and named… »

02.01.2017

Northeast appears safe for scribes

Northeast appears  safe for scribes

By Nava Thakuria* Northeastern part of India, which often receives media headlines for relentless troubles and violent incidents, has completed one more year with no journo-casualty. For record, the region has not reported any murder of scribes in the last there consecutive years, even though numerous cases of… »

11.11.2016

For a concrete refugee policy in India

For a concrete refugee policy in India

While Assam is boiling against central government’s move to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan, a nationalist people’s forum is raising its voice for a concrete refugee policy for the country to deal with such situations in the future. The Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), in a… »

17.08.2016

The Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India

The Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India

By Shilpa Thakur,  Photo Journalist. Indian women shop for ‘Rakhis’ or sacred threads in a market ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu, India, 16 August 2016. The Raksha Bandhan, a Hindu festival celebrating the bond between sisters and brothers will be marked on 18 August. On… »

17.08.2016

Defying diktat north-east India celebrates Independence Day

Defying diktat north-east India celebrates Independence Day

By Nava J Thakuria The people of India, except in Kashmir valley and parts of Manipur, celebrated 70th Independence Day on 15 August with great enthusiasm. Braving the odd, when the country witnessed violent acts in  Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur and also in Assam, patriotic citizens came in large… »

10.08.2016

India: Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, seeks political power

India: Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, seeks political power

Esha Roy writing in Imphal informed readers that on August 10 and sixteen years after she started a hunger strike to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA) from the state, Irom Sharmila Chanu, popularly known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, emerged from behind bars. But the day… »

20.07.2016

Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

Fight For Turkey – The Gateway To India

Coup In The Mad Sultan’s Palace An article published in March on the American Enterprise Institute’s website titled Could there be a coup in Turkey?, considered the possibility of a military coup transpiring in Turkey. Its author, David Rubin, explains Turkey’s predicament: The situation in Turkey is bad and… »

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