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Amit Shah, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Northeast, Lok Sabha elections 2019

How the BJP won the Northeast: 5 things that worked to paint the seven sisters saffron

The battle was half won when the party got Himanta Biswa Sarma in 2015. The rest fell into place.


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Muslim, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Northeast

Why the Citizenship Bill 2016 is ill-conceived, communal and ill-advised

The law needs to be more humane.


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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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Northeast, Karnataka election 2018, Karnataka Assembly polls

What the Karnataka election means to people from the Northeast living there

We may not be a big vote bank, but then, numbers don't decide the actual success of a polity. People do.


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Northeast, Pulitzer, Kendrick Lamar, Music

Why Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer for music gives hope to hip-hop artists in India's Northeast

'Through music, we would like to urge the upcoming government that our rights should not be neglected.'


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More Bodies Will Fall, Northeast, Fiction

Why I set my crime fiction in the Northeast

Outwardly, things may look fine, but the rot is within.


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BJP, Hindutva, Northeast, Madhavpur Mela

Why Modi government feels Hindu mythology will make Arunachal Pradesh 'part of' India

A torrent of laughter tears must be pouring down China’s cheeks.


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BJP, Northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma, India Today Conclave 2018

How to win elections and other lessons for Rahul Gandhi: Himanta Biswa Sarma at India Today Conclave 2018

'Who is Sonia Gandhi to say she will not allow Modi to come to power?'


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Kashmir, Human Rights violation, Army, Northeast

Why generals don't approve of 'Army kids' writing against AFSPA

[Book extract] In a conflict zone, the truth is often the first casualty and therein lies the problem with the draconian act.


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Manipur, AFSPA, Tripura, Northeast

How Tripura won the 'war' against AFSPA

[Book extract] It took place in CM Manik Sarkar's state after 18 years - Manipur and Nagaland have been waiting for nearly 60.