Tag: North-east

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  • Extending a neighbourly hand

    Extending a neighbourly hand

    What is required now is to let entrepreneurs from South and South-east Asia participate in the Northeast's economy as more diverse investors in a variety of production processes would also link products and services with the larger market access.

    September 17, 2018
  • Issues in Meghalaya

    Issues in Meghalaya

    There was a time when India’s North-East as we understand today did not exist. From Khyber Pass on the Durand Line in the west, right up to the Three Pagodas Pass on the Burmese border with Siam (now Thailand), it was one huge landmass of a country. The promulgation of the Government of India Act …

    September 14, 2018
  • Media has to be critical and fearless: West Bengal Governor

    Media has to be critical and fearless: West Bengal Governor

    Former editor-in-chief of The Hindu focuses on watchdog role of media.

    September 9, 2018
  • Chinese team to visit North-East to study investment: Tripura Minister

    Chinese team to visit North-East to study investment: Tripura Minister

    A Chinese delegation would visit Assam and Tripura next month to study the possible investment sectors in the resource-rich northeast India.

    August 18, 2018
  • Four-star bunker

    Four-star bunker

    A political commentator recently chuckled that India was fortunate its Army Generals were too busy playing golf to emulate their opposite numbers west of the Radcliffe Line and meddle with managing the affairs of the country. Alas, for the “general sahibs” the Royal & Ancient Game is now taboo in the Kashmir Valley and the …

    August 5, 2018
  • Jingoism no magnet

    Jingoism no magnet

    The shortage in the officer cadres of the Indian armed services is not new. Yet what the latest figure of a little over 9,000 vacancies confirms is that jingoism is no magnet and that a worrying trend that has emerged over years has not been effectively reversed. The military registers low on the list of …

    August 3, 2018
  • A national concern

    A national concern

    Citizens of India’s North-eastern states have been protesting vigorously against a proposed new citizenship regime that they claim will “destroy their culture” in the region. The protests have been diverse and dramatic — petitions, hunger strikes, effigy-burning, a rebel militant group threatening to end talks. The source of their anger is the Citizenship Amendment Bill, …

    July 22, 2018
  • Redrawing the map?

    Redrawing the map?

    A fortnight ago it was reported that Myanmarese authorities had erected a Border Pillar well inside Indian Territory in the Kwatha Khunou area in Tengnoupal district of Manipur where Moreh, the gateway to India’s Look or Act East Policy, lies.

    July 22, 2018
  • Delhi Dialogue emphasises better connectivity between ASEAN and North-east

    Delhi Dialogue emphasises better connectivity between ASEAN and North-east

    The 10th edition of the ‘Delhi Dialogue’ got under way in New Delhi on Thursday with 'Strengthening India-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation' as its theme.

    July 19, 2018
  • Prejudice and progress can’t happen together

    Prejudice and progress can’t happen together

    Every person is special in her own right, in her own world, and indeed nature has never differentiated between people. With the advent of widespread industrialisation, modern societies witnessed immense progress, but it remained confined to few regions. Others were untouched owing to various reasons, topography being one of them. Flat regions were blessed enough …

    May 14, 2018
  • Bracing for monsoon madness

    Bracing for monsoon madness

    The entire country is prone to floods. Every year it causes huge loss of lives and damage to property, infrastructure and public utility services. Yet there seems to be no preventive or effective planning to control the annual menace. And even if temporary measures are recommended and necessary funds sanctioned, the unfortunate part of it …

    May 6, 2018
  • The more it changes…

    The more it changes…

    Strangers No More is hard reading, backed by the slow despair of most of the stories — a 15-year-old girl shot crossing a barbed wire fence between Bangladesh and West Bengal en route to her own wedding. The fact is that a legacy passed down by the British has continued 70 years after Independence with little or no mitigation of brutality and no room for the people of the North- east in the heart of India... A review

    April 8, 2018
  • Unexplored opportunity

    Unexplored opportunity

    India’s North-east is a conundrum beset by demands for ethnic homelands that have been part of its historical-political journey. However, over time, the people themselves have realised the diminishing returns of violence and conflict, which have taken a huge toll on human lives and scuttled all attempts at outlining a common roadmap for development by …

    February 12, 2018
  • Long road for statehood demand

    Long road for statehood demand

    In the North-east, demands for a separate homeland based on ethnic lines are not new. The All Bodo Students’ Union raised the slogan of “Divide Assam 50:50” some decades ago but with no results. It is keeping alive the agitation marked, as in the past, by forbearance and faith in the negotiations. The Absu celebrated …

    January 29, 2018
  • Take a hard look at Myanmar

    Take a hard look at Myanmar

    When Jairam Ramesh was the Union Minister in charge of the Development of the North East Region, he once commented in a seminar article that the future of the region depended on economic integration with South-east Asia and a political link with India. If one looks at the outcome of the Look East Policy, now …

    October 30, 2017
  • Fighting a losing battle

    Fighting a losing battle

    Amid the challenges of producing quality products in large quantities and market competition, weaving may take a back seat in the North-east but yet it is one of the most vital sources of livelihoods and income generation for thousands of people, particularly in rural areas. Next to agriculture, the handloom industry continues be the second …

    October 2, 2017
  • Time for a new understanding

    Time for a new understanding

    Mention the Northeast beyond North Bengal and it conjures up visions of red rivers and blue hills, tea gardens (in the uplands of the Brahmaputra and Barak valleys), terraced cultivation, vast forests and wildlife, exotic tribes, diverse cultures, ethnicity and languages; all overshadowed since 1947 by seemingly permanent internal conflicts, ethnic insurgencies and obstruction of …

    August 28, 2017