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The business of News Reporting

The business of News Reporting

Media is said to be the fourth pillar of democracy; and indeed, a healthy media has a significant role to play in betterment of the society – by shaping the value-system, structuring the societal tolerance on different grounds, and refining the socio-cultural ethos of the people concerned. After the liberalization of the Indian economy in […]

THY name Heerak Jyoti Mahanta – Failure of all Conspiracy

THY name Heerak Jyoti Mahanta – Failure of all Conspiracy

The Night of 31st December has always been a dark and sad day for those in Assam who grew up with a feeling of Nationalism. It has been exactly 25 years today when Assam had lost one of its bravest and uncompromising sons, Captain Heerak Jyoti Mahanta the then Deputy C-in-C of ULFA. On the […]

Demonetization – Sufferings, Illusion and Death of Democracy

Demonetization – Sufferings, Illusion and Death of Democracy

Demonetization,- so much has been debated about this issue already that even the most devoted followers of Modi are slowly getting tired for spreading half cooked truths about this bold but evil measure. If you are a blind follower of Modi, you would have already decided to stop reading this after the first statement and […]

Internet of Things – A Perspective

Internet of Things – A Perspective

Imagine your office equipment knew it was running short of supplies and ordered automatically for replenishment or the jars in your kitchen knew that there is shortage of food supplies in your house and the retailer is automatically notified of the shortage. The retailer packs those suppliers and you receive a message and an email […]

“Intolerance” – India should learn from Assam

“Intolerance” – India should learn from Assam

‘Intolerance’ is on the rise in India. In the last couple of months, many noted litterateur, actors, retired judges and civil society members have expressed there concern on this growing sense of ‘intolerance’. Even, the President of India have on several occasion appealed for tolerance, which we believe proves that there is a growing sense […]

India isn’t fit to get UN VETO Power

India isn’t fit to get UN VETO Power

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, desperately tries to mobilize support to get UN Security Council permanent membership to gain veto power and establish India as a superpower. In New York on September 25, 2015 Modi hosted a summit of G-4 that included Germany, Japan, Brazil and India, where he demanded the inclusion of […]

NSCN(IM) Peace accord – Will it be just another Shillong Accord?

NSCN(IM) Peace accord – Will it be just another Shillong Accord?

The National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Isak Muivah (NSCN(IM)) signed a peace accord with the government of India without much buzz on Monday. No one expected that the 18 year long peace process will come to an end in such a silent way. The Naga civil societies including the Naga Hoho was also caught […]

Who will be there for Irom Sharmila

Who will be there for Irom Sharmila

Recently, an article published in the Times of Assam noted how the developing story of Irom Sharmila has increasingly drawn worldwide attention to the AFSPA, and to the North-Eastern region as a whole.  The author, writing from America, spoke of Sharmila’s coming court appearance in Delhi in August, and mentioned how potentially valuable would be […]

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