The Assam Story and the Importance of Being Himanta

Jyotirmoy Prodhani As anticipated, following massive turn-around of the Mahajot (the conglomeration of Congress and AIUDF), hyped as the game changer, turned out to be a damp squib. In terms of mathematics though, Mahajot was a clean winner. In the last elections in 2016 the vote share of the political parties gave Congress a smart… Read More The Assam Story and the Importance of Being Himanta

Myanmar: we can only hope for safety of the people and peace of the region

Arup Jyoti Das Almost 15 years back, I was associated with an organization that worked with Civil Society Organizations across India. I was their new recruit and was assigned to look after the Northeast India Civil Society Desk, which specially focused on demilitarization. When I visited my Delhi office, I met one Burmese gentleman, who… Read More Myanmar: we can only hope for safety of the people and peace of the region

The Killing of Jayanta Bora: Present is a reminder of the past

Arup Jyoti Das Extra judicial killing is not new in Northeast India. This part of the country has a brutal past, a sad narrative  full of stories of both state and non-state atrocities which many would not like to hear. However, when things become distant past, we tend to forget them- particularly, when memories are… Read More The Killing of Jayanta Bora: Present is a reminder of the past