Nellie Massacre -by Teresa Rehman

THE HORROR’S NAGGING SHADOW Twenty-three years after 3,300 men, women and children were massacred in Nellie, survivors want to bury memories that won’t go away. The State’s callous indifference to their continuing plight hasn’t helped Teresa Rehman Nellie, Assam Memories of another day: The paddy field near Bugduba Habi village…

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Indian Media and Assam

(Readers are requested to know some terms of Political Science, mainly difference between State, Nation, and Nationality. Otherwise it will lead to ambiguity.)     Democracy has four pillars on which the entire State exists. These pillars consist of (1) Legislature, (2) Executive, (3) Judiciary and essentially, (4) The Media,…

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CROSSING THE LINE

We all are living in a world full of lines, lines that shape and organize our things by Dividing. Take this paragraph of text as an example. We are taught to read and write from left to right, and that is exactly what we do. That’s how lines work. They…

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AFSP Act

Written by: Babloo Loitongbam (Executive Director – Human Rights Alert ) If performance was the criteria, then AFSP Act should have long gone from the statue book. For, the Act has failed to stem insurgency in the region. In 1958, when Parliament enacted the Act, there was only one group…

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Who is Assamese

How happy am I to be born in Assam – the UNEVEN land (geographically and demographically).   As far my childhood memories go, which never fails me to delight me; I was bought up by one Aiya who spoke Hindi/Bhojpuri, I played with the neighbours who spoke Assamese, and sone…

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Why we Assamese fail

Man being a social animal, needs to think about his society, its wellness, present, future, etc. And thus we all assimilate and associate with like minded people and groups. Thus our issues relating to the society, lead us to Politics (Politics is derived from the Greek word “Polis”, which means…

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