Outlook in its new avatar as a Decazine, looks at the three states--Nagaland, Tripura and Meghalaya-- going to the polls this month, and the question of identity
The bullet-ridden windscreen is a metaphor for justice in a confict zone
Journalism has to reshape itself in our times and that is just what we plan to do
Ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Nagaland, a new, Centre-endorsed movement for statehood within the state seems to be colouring electoral politics, diluting the state’s demand for the ‘Naga solution’
The upcoming Assembly election is crucial for hundreds of villages in Meghalaya that fall in the coal belt. Thousands of people in the East Jaintia Hills, West Khasi Hills and West Jaintia Hills were dependent on the coal mining deposits found along the Southern fringe of the Shillong plateau.
A two-year-old party launched by the royal family scion Pradyot Bikram Kishore Manikya Deb Barma and a Left-Congress alliance have turned the hilly state’s political space competitive
In his candid interview with Snigdhendu Bhattacharya for Outlook, the leader of the alliance of various indigenous tribes of Tripura talks about his journey as a political leader, his demand for a Greater Tipra Land and his illness, among other things
In their attempt to make inroads into Christian-dominated Nagaland and Meghalaya, the Saffron Brigade is deploying customised winning strategies, even invoking Rani Gaidinliu, the noted Naga freedom fighter
The RSS story in the Northeast is still in the making, which has, however, been accelerated by the BJP coming to power, first at the Centre in 2014 and then in several states
The culture of politics in Nagaland today is the culmination of historical processes, the nature of political obligations, the effects of other political cultures from neighbouring states and, lastly, the impact of social media
The TMC’s poll pitch has exposed the ethnic fault lines in the northeastern state of Meghalaya. What it manages to achieve in the region remains to be seen
While people in the state have been voting for one Sangma or the other in the last two elections, they are not too happy about the fact that two politically powerful factions are practically in charge
With its numerous clans, tribes, politicised groups and the conflicts within, Nagaland is stuck in a cycle of repeating old mistakes.
In December 2021, 13 civilians in Nagaland were killed in a botched army operation. Justice is nowhere in sight.
Rumours are afoot that the upcoming assembly elections will see an increased momentum in the friction between indigenous peoples and Bengalis in Tripura
Both countries are witness to destruction and loss of life on an unprecedented scale. Foreign aid and assistance is the need of the hour.
Sonam Wangchuk’s fast in Leh has drawn attention to the plight of the ecologically fragile Ladakh region like never before
Primary and secondary education in India is nowhere close to being free from class and caste bias. As long as that primal inequality persists, universities cannot be effective
The Ganga is mythified by a large section of Indians who believe its waters can purify their sins. But who will purify the Ganga?
The Body by the Shore is a ‘scandinoir’ suspense-mystery thriller that takes the reader on a wild ride on the Danish high seas.
A rights activist and a promising candidate for the upcoming assembly elections in Meghalaya, Angela Rangad, lays down her vision for the state