How two young men from small-town Assam gave the Northeast its first big-budget multilingual film, that brings to the fore issues of drug abuse, children victimised in armed conflicts and man-nature divide.
English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nagamese and Manipuri — dialogues roll off six different tongues in this multi-crore film set in the Northeast India made by two young men who grew up in Assam’s Golaghat
In a recent survey done in Guwahati by conservation society Early Birds, the endangered Greater Adjutant Stork (or Hargilla) population was pegged at the ‘stable’ figure of 220. But according to local activists, habitat loss for the bird continues to be a pressing problem.
Incessant rainfall coupled with release of dam waters has resulted in flash floods and landslides in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Deaths include a 22-year-old from Assam and a three-year-old from Arunachal Pradesh whose family was swept away by the floodwaters.
Often kept as a pet in countries like Thailand and Vietnam, the rare jumping spider — the Hyllus diardi — was discovered in India, between two leaves, by a PhD scholar in a forest in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
Friday was Hima Das's homecoming. For a few seconds, she broke away from the security guards to hug two women she spotted in the crowd — one neighbour and another family friend — who had travelled from Dhing to Guwahati to see her.
Today Xukia, even though it is not a “registered” organisation, through its Facebook group, connects the LGBTQ+ community of Assam. It is one of the most active public networks of the community in the state.
Kiphire — which was completely cut off from the rest of Nagaland due to the landslides caused by rains — is returning to normalcy, with the help of government aid as well as public concerts and donation drives.