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 |  6-minute read
Durga, Jaintia hills, Human sacrifice, Meghalaya

The story of great power, and chilling sacrifice, at Nartiang's Durga temple

The temple's past is steeped in blood, as it goes back to the time of the Jaintia kings, when human sacrifices were made here.


 |  8-minute read
St status, Matrilineal society, Khasi community, Meghalaya

Why a matrilineal Meghalaya wants to strip Khasi women of ST status if they marry non-Khasis

There is a possibility that a similar law would eventually be introduced for Khasi men as well.


 |  3-minute read
Northeast, Meghalaya, Dalit sikhs attacked, Shillong

Now, Christians attack Dalit Sikhs in Shillong. Pray tell, where is the outrage?

The trouble reflects a bigger malaise that India suffers from - majoritarianism.


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BJP, Amit Shah, Congress, Northeast elections

Congress failing to form government in Meghalaya is a new low

The parties lack of foresight in the state was sorely exposed as BJP struck a deal in less than 24 hours.


 |  Breaking Views  |  10-minute read
Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Ram Madhav, Meghalaya

Dramatic rise of BJP: My 10 takeaways from battle for Northeast

There may be just five Lok Sabha seats at stake between Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, but BJP's presence in all three states gives Modi-Shah the psychological ascendancy once again.


 |  4-minute read
AIADMK, Assembly election, Nagaland, Meghalaya

Results from Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland raise questions about Rahul Gandhi's leadership

After being removed from power at the Centre in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Congress let many states slip out of its hold.


 |  5-minute read
Meghalaya, Manik sarkar, Tripura elections, Tripura

Will Left be able to survive in India post Tripura defeat?

Marxism has always based itself on theoretical innovations and constant upgradation.


 |  6-minute read
BJP, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura

Why Northeast is almost Congress-mukt

After Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland Assembly election results, BJP emerges stronger in the region.


 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Soil Erosion, Climate change, Sacred Groves, Meghalaya

A look inside Meghalaya's lesser known sacred groves

These are pristine forest areas conserved for centuries by local tribes as abodes of their deities.


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Cow, Slaughter, BJP, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

Northeast will end up exposing Modi government's beef politics

Things looked seemingly smooth for the party in the region until the cow, as usual, strayed into the grazing field.