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Sanjoy Hazarika

Hazarika is a writer and commentator on issues of NE India and its neighbourhood. He is currently director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Act East policy’s success rests on peace and trust between neighbours
Mon, Aug 09, 2021

Sanjoy Hazarika writes: Goodwill among all northeastern states, including Assam and Mizoram, will enable economic cooperation, transport and trade.

Myanmar crisis is India’s opportunity to develop long-term refugee policy
Mon, Aug 09, 2021

A national mechanism needs to be developed which goes beyond short-term measures and takes into account a needs-based assessment of how best to handle inflow of persecuted persons.

So long as it’s red
Sat, Nov 03, 2018

There are too few contemporary histories of the Naxalite movement. This book, which includes revolutionary song and poetry, is a substantial contribution.

Clearing The Air
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

An alarming rise in pollution levels underscores the urgent need for better regulation.

Nepal Earthquake
The Assam type house
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Because earthquakes don’t kill; the buildings in which we live do.

Aizawl, for example
Wed, Sep 24, 2014

Modi could look beyond Ahmedabad for a template for Swachh Bharat.

Anger in Manipur
Fri, May 26, 2000

Nearly a month ago, an 84-year-old man and the editor of a Manipuri newspaper were arrested in Imphal by the Manipur police for allegedly ...

Suicidal fights
Fri, Apr 14, 2000

On Sunday, the faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland led by S.S. Khaplang announced that it was ready for a dialogue with ...

The arrest and after
Fri, Feb 11, 2000

On January 19, Thuingaleng Muivah and a close associate stepped off Thai Airways flight TG 508 from Karachi at Bangkok International Airpo...

History and haze in Kathmandu
Tue, Dec 21, 1999

In the Sixties and Seventies, during the days of hippiedom, psychedelic colours and guru shirts, when the Beatles ruled and Pandit Ravi Sh...

Inside the maw of the beast
Wed, Oct 13, 1999

The United Nations is a deceptively and surprisingly small building. Once the "delegate" -- as the Foreign Minister or head of ...

On the campaign trail with Jaswant Singh
Tue, Oct 12, 1999

Toward the end of the campaign, the arm was limp with handshake fatigue, the familiar deep baritone was raspy, the face was lined with fa...

On the road to Mandalay
Sun, Aug 29, 1999

After a smooth ride on a superhighway that appeared to have been transplanted from Europe, we finally hit the Old Burma Road, which incor...

Leave our kingdom, Bhutan tells ULFA
Thu, Jun 10, 1999

NEW DELHI, JUNE 9: Last month, yielding to growing pressure from within Bhutan, the Home Minister of the Himalayan kingdom met with the C...

Managing the migrants in the Northeast
Fri, Jan 29, 1999

In the past weeks, the Government of India and especially the home ministry have been considering the problem of illegal migration from B...

The other side of Naga peace
Mon, Sep 21, 1998

The extension of the ceasefire between the National Socialist Cou-ncil of Nagaland (I-M) and the Government of India by a full year has g...

Facts and feelings of Northeast
Fri, Apr 03, 1998

The little states of the east still pack some surprises. Manipur sends a CPI candidate to the Lok Sabha from the Outer Manipur seat. The Inn...

Who killed Medovi Kire?
Wed, Aug 13, 1997

This is not a new story. Nor will it be the last of its kind in the North-East. It happens often. It unites people in a comradeship of pain...

Let dialogue redeem north-east
Fri, Jun 27, 1997

One of India's senior columnists and editors, during a recent visit to Guwahati, called upon people in the north-eastern region to ``shed s...