The writer is editor, ‘Imphal Free Press’ and author of ‘The Northeast Question: Conflicts and Frontiers’.
The party has grown roots in Tripura, brought a tectonic political shift. Its success in Meghalaya and Nagaland is more dependent on others.
SC ruling rejecting immunity to armed forces in ‘war-like’ situations has profound implications
No one doubts Irom Sharmila’s heroic resistance to AFSPA. But somewhere, she lost her bearings, confused moral strength with temporal power
In Manipur, Congress battles fatigue, BJP struggles to grow roots. And Irom Sharmila makes a poll debut
The current crisis in Manipur must trouble us all. Blockades embitter entire populations.
A decade from now, there would probably be only scattered archival materials and secondary sources to draw from for such a project.
Writer-scholar Rana Safvi says it is imperative for Delhi to hold on to its cosmopolitan culture. Her latest book "The Forgotten Cities of Delhi" emerges at a time when there is a brazen attempt to re-write Indian history with demonisation of the Mughals.