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VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Assam, Mob violence, Beef eating, Mob lynching

Muslim man in Assam beaten up for ‘selling beef’: Has brutal hate overtaken us completely?

Ali’s blood-soaked clothes are a blot on the 'inclusive India' that political parties promise us when they reach out for our votes.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Citizenship amendment bill, Azan fakir, Bhupen hazarika, Assam

In times of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, what we can learn from the 'zikirs', Assam's songs of unity

The zikirs were short devotional songs composed by a Sufi known as Azan Fakir in the Assamese language.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Lok Sabha 2019, AIUDF, Muslims, Secularism

Why BJP could win Assam in 2019's Lok Sabha polls

The BJP's victory could depend on the Congress party’s ability to polarise the Muslim vote by invoking its favourite weapon, 'secularism’.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tibet, Tibet landslide

Landslide in Tibet: Both India and China have reasons to worry about

Construction of the proposed railway between Sichuan and Tibet could lead to similar disasters. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam would have to bear the brunt.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Suspected illegal immigrants, Suicides, Assam, Nrc final draft

Name missing from NRC final draft, retired teacher in Assam commits suicide. Who is to be blamed?

The Indian government has made its choices, and the consequences are unfolding.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Controversy, Assam, Athletics federation of india, Hima das

Hima Das controversy: Why we are so quick to judge and question the dedication of our sportspersons

The track that Hima runs on is nothing but a reflection of our life and its unfulfilled goals. We want Hima to chase and win them too.

VARIETY

 |  Wild Ways  |  5-minute read
Nature, Floods, Assam, Village rockstars

How nature and culture come together to make 'Village Rockstars' a truly regional film

The non-human characters, like the flood, paddy fields, and the natural landscape are almost as important as the people in the movie.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Illegal Immigrants, Citizenship amendment bill, NRC, Assam

Is there a solution to the NRC imbroglio in Assam?

The Assamese would like to protect their ancestral land, culture and identity, as well as a political majority in the state.

POLITICS

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NRC, Assam, Muslims, Minorities

Why the new identity politics of nationalism hates the outsider

At one time, the country had the folklore, the myths, of coping with the outsider. Our culture was open and plural, but today he is seen as a threat.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Rajnath Singh, Citizenship, Assam

Why Assam NRC draft has thrown up a citizenship conundrum

The NRC has put the fate of 40 lakh people in the balance.