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Renaming islands in Andamans obscures complex loyalties, horrific memories

The irony is the more we rename the more we erase; and what gets swept away is not the Mughal or the British master’s history, but our own past.

Love on the Third Rock

An exquisite tale of the push-and-pull of desire in a world that is in constant flux.


Govt designates Port Blair airport as authorised immigration checkpost

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in which 38 out of 572 island are inhabited, is a union territory and comes under the administrative control of the Home Ministry.

Restricted Area Permit may be reimposed in North Sentinel island

The Central government has also found that 44 incidents of violation of rules and regulations, other than RAP, by foreigners have taken place in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the recent past.

Questions From Sentinel

Breach of Andaman island’s security protocols was a reality check on 26/11.

Bigger catch, foreign tourists: Why Andaman fishermen still go near protected islands

With seven persons, including five fishermen who allegedly took Chau near the North Sentinel Island, being arrested, they are afraid of police action.


American tourist killed in Andaman: In Port Blair hotel, an empty room, his favourite

Police are yet to recover Chau’s body — the fishermen who allegedly took him to the island, in violation of law, claim that they spotted a body being buried on the shore by a group of Sentinelese on the morning of November 17.

World Oceans Day: Discover the Andaman Islands

A video travelogue discovers the unexplored and untouched beauty of the Andamans.

Power to the native

The Jarawas in the Andamans need to be protected as well as empowered to choose their own modernity. A new, more imaginative policy framework might help.

Why my visit to Andaman Islands was serene yet disturbing

The Island definitely had a haunted look and feel about it, with its deep seated creeper roots and the terrible history.