November 29, 2020

Bibhu Prasad Routray

  • Red Bullets Over Ballots
    Red Bullets Over Ballots

    The elections – peaceful or otherwise – will shortly be over, and a new government will installed at...

  • The Colour Red
    The Colour Red

    Manipur has long been stained by the incessant bloodshed of its multiple and fratricidal insurgencies, but...

  • Majority V/s Minority
    Majority V/s Minority

    Contrary to media reports, the current spate of violence is not about the overall problem of illegal...

  • Beginnings Of An End?
    Beginnings Of An End?

    In the coming days, NSCN-IM is bound to see its popular support decline even further, even as peace in...

  • Beyond 'Spillovers'
    Beyond 'Spillovers'

    While the conventional 'protracted war' is being played out by the Maoists in the impoverished eastern...

  • They Came, They Saw, They Conquered
    They Came, They Saw, They Conquered

    Recent Naxal 'incidents' in Orissa underline the pathetic state of affairs in the state where some of the...

  • No End To Despair
    No End To Despair

    Manipur's tragic and sustained downward spiral continues, reinforced by the collapse of the state government,...

  • The Itchy Backs
    The Itchy Backs

    The nexus, rooted in ethnicity, between establishment politicians and militants would be tragic if it had not...

  • Where The Farmers Commit Suicide...
    Where The Farmers Commit Suicide...

    And Naxals rule the roost: all the six Maoist-affected districts in Maharashtra fall in the Vidarbha region....

  • From Anarchy To Authoritarianism
    From Anarchy To Authoritarianism

    Behind the rhetoric of reform and reconstruction, the interim administration is replacing the existing system...

  • The Black Widows Rule
    The Black Widows Rule

    A four year old militant outfit, with AK series rifles and a handful of Rocket Propelled Grenade launchers,...

  • Extortion Rules
    Extortion Rules

    Manipur remains the third most violent theatre of conflict in the country, and has one of the most...

  • An Illusory Ceasefire
    An Illusory Ceasefire

    The now-customary extension of ceasefire with the NDFB notwithstanding, with each passing day the situation...

  • They Call It Peace
    They Call It Peace

    Technically, there's a 'ceasefire' with both the principal insurgent groups, but Nagaland still registers...

  • No End To ULFA
    No End To ULFA

    ULFA, active since 1979, clearly has its back against the wall, but is adopting survival tactics which are...

  • Post Dynastic Democracy?
    Post Dynastic Democracy?

    Sheikh Hasina has been barred by the country's military-backed interim government from returning home from...

  • The Enduring Shock
    The Enduring Shock

    The government figures show that fatalities in Maoist violence in Bihar have declined over the past three...

  • Uneasy Transformations
    Uneasy Transformations

    Bangladesh's interim government moves swiftly, as six of the seven Jamaatul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JBM)...

  • Lurching Towards A Crisis
    Lurching Towards A Crisis

    Mahato's killing could just be the starting point for the escalation of the Maoist 'people's war' through out...

  • Old Regime, Old Woes
    Old Regime, Old Woes

    While the return of Congress's Ibobi Singh regime helps retain some element of stability in Manipur's fragile...

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