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