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Cover Story

Mountains Of Memories

In the killing fields of Nagaland, past and present provide a peek into the lives of long-suffering people who cling on to hope of better days

Chinki Sinha | January 3, 2022
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  • Poetry

    Poetry | New Terror in Nagaland

    Two poems by Temsula Ao who was awarded the Padmashri in 2007, refer to underground groups which have filled the minds of Naga youth with violence...

    January 3, 2022 | Temsula Ao
  • Opinion

    Violence Of A Legal Fiction

    AFSPA was supposed to be a “temporary measure”. But it has survived till date. In that, it’s an exception that has been normalised and become a norm.

    January 3, 2022 | Angomcha Bimol Akoijam

Other Stories

First Person

Inheritance Of Hauntings

Just another day in Nagaland, under the shadow of the gun, cowering under unfathomable State brutality

January 3, 2022 | Beni Sumer Yanthan

Why Aren’t You Grieving?

The exuse of ‘mistaken identity’ is a double-edged sword. If the Army can use it to justify fake encounters, so can Nagas.

January 3, 2022 | Riathung Ngullie

Still The Strangers Of The Mist

India’s Northeast is the last bastion of resistance against rapacious, extractive policies that seek to bankrupt...

January 3, 2022 | Rupa Chinai

An Act Of Brutality

Manipur’s tryst with AFSPA is a horror story of civilians crushed under jackboots of security personnel

January 3, 2022 | Chitra Ahanthem

Waiting For Judgement Day

Across Manipur, determined women—widows and bereaved mothers—quietly await legal judgments to embalm their pain...

January 3, 2022 | Ninglun Hanghal

Qutub Minar

This poem was written sometime in 2009 and made it into a song later in 2010, speaking about how AFSPA...

January 3, 2022 | Akhu Chingangbam

Back To Where It Began

Despite relative peace across state, the government refuses to let go of a law that brutalises hapless civilians

January 3, 2022 | Syeda Ambia Zahan

To Be Or Not To Be

Contrary to popular perception, the contentious law has necessary checks and balances

January 3, 2022 | Lt Gen (retd) Subrata Saha

Darkness At Noon

AFSPA remains controversial as it gives wide-ranging powers to the Army to tackle militancy. Across Kashmir, there are many...

January 3, 2022 | Naseer Ganai


Last Page

Mon Diary

It’s a blessing in disguise to be born as a daughter in the land of brave warriors, especially in this era when we are witnessing constant changes in society

January 3, 2022 | H. Kemya Yanlem
History Of Punjab Elections

Punjab’s Rich Heritage Shapes Political...

The political history of modern Punjab has been marked with mergers of different parties, pre-election alliances and post-election coalitions.

January 3, 2022
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History Of Punjab Elections

2002 Punjab Legislative Assembly Elections

The factor that ultimately swung the poll pendulum in favour of the Congress was the refrain of change that people...

January 3, 2022
History Of Punjab Elections

2007 Punjab Legislative Assembly Elections

It was a fiercely fought election. The 2007 poll result was seen not as a positive verdict for the SAD-BJP combine...

January 3, 2022
History Of Punjab Elections

2012 Punjab Assembly Elections

The changed electoral map for the state Assembly was among the many reasons that led to surprising outcomes for contesting parties and...

January 3, 2022
History Of Punjab Elections

2014 Parliament Polls

The 2014 Parliamentary elections sprung many surprises with the new entrant Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) opening its account in Punjab by winning in four...

January 3, 2022
History Of Punjab Elections

2019 Parliamentary Elections In Punjab

If the impressive victory of the Congress was surprising for the SAD-BJP combine, the AAP failed to surge ahead and instead saw its support base dwindle in the state.

January 3, 2022