In Assam’s several citizenship determination processes, some narratives are lost — like that of the Gorkhas, despite a notification declaring them as Indians. And like that of Tara and Maya, now forever bound by two months together at a detention centre
The name might sound melancholic but the discovery of the Crying Keelback snake or the Hebius lacrima in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lepa-Rada district is the cause of much cheer in the oft-ignored field of herpetology in the Northeast.
Ever since Wangkhem's arrest, Elangbam Ranjita has been rallying support for her husband: meeting with lawyers, appearing at court hearings, familiarising herself with the law, speaking at protests while shielding her two young daughters from the answer to a question they frequently ask, “Where is my papa? Why has he gone away for so long?”
The two-and-a-half-minute long video — a compilation of footage from the various protests and rallies against the Bill — is directed at the ruling-BJP government, condemning the party’s “atrocities” and “Hindutva propaganda”
The singer announced that he will be releasing his new song, “Politics nokoriba bandhu (Don’t do politics, my friend)” composed specifically to describe the BJP’s political agenda with regard to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
Till the 1990s, moynagiri rice — an indigenous rice variety of lower Assam known for its exceptional taste and medicinal properties — was found abundantly, before it started disappearing. An organisation is now trying to get it back in business
After years of being in the shade, Assamese cinema came under the spotlight in 2018 courtesy Rima Das’s Village Rockstars. As a new guard — a bunch of young and largely self-taught filmmakers — takes over its mantle, what does it mean for the 83-year-old Assamese film industry?
In the homogenous world of Mizo television, everyone from Prerna in Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay to Elsa in Disney’s Frozen speaks fluent Mizo. But behind this vernacular crossover is a network of people: translators, dubbing artistes and editors. This is how they do it.