The priorities of the central and state governments seem to be misplaced in Assam.
More than three lakh people have been affected in the latest wave of floods, around 1,096 villages are under water and nearly 41,200 hectares of crop area have been damaged.
Emergency rescue and relief efforts are underway in both countries, but officials have warned that the death toll could rise.
Listen to Bihu songs – traditional and modern – that celebrate the non-vegetarian food habits of the Assamese.
Although the ban has been lifted, food stalls selling non-vegetarian tribal food have been moved to the periphery of the venue from the main area that was earlier allotted to them.
The young people of Shikdamakha in Assam didn’t wait for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to set standards in sanitation. Today, the village is one of the cleanest in the country.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
The Metropolis-Urban Winter Festival in Guwahati was shut down abruptly with insufficient explanation after a minister tweeted his objection.
Held inside a forest in Assam’s Goalpara district in mid-December, the annual festival has become an example of a unique format of contemporary theatre in India.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast
Sanjoy Hazarika talks about Rambuai: Mizoram’s ‘Trouble’ Years, a film he has co-written that documents the state’s secessionist movement and New Delhi’s ruthless response to it.
The National Remote Sensing Centre has also been approached by the state for a satellite image based altas of hazard prone areas in terms of agriculture and population.
Ever since the 1980s, keeping “outsiders” out of the oil industry has been a deep sub-nationalist issue in Assam.
The family of a 20-year-old college student in Margherita is alleging that she was gangraped and murdered, but the police say she may have killed herself.
Locals are shocked at this display of bigotry and communalism in a largely tolerant society