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Delhi’s Politics of Division

Delhi’s Politics of Division

By- Hiranya Saikia Advertisements Assam became a part of British Indian Empire in 1826 by the treaty of Yandaboo. Since 1874, colonial Assam grew with an area of 2, 55,000 sq km, comprising the Northeast except the princely states of Manipur and Tripura. Assam was governed under a Chief Commissioner with its capital located at […]

Independence Day of India – Through eyes of North East India

Independence Day of India – Through eyes of North East India

As the country celebrates the 66th Independence Day, I recollect some memories of myself as a kid growing up in Assam, India’s troubled North East during the nineties. Independence Day to us was just an ULFAi diya Asom Bondho for me and every other kid in town. As a kid, it meant a day when […]

Edward Snowden to Parag Kumar Das – What India needs for a Revolution

Edward Snowden to Parag Kumar Das – What India needs for a Revolution

Edward Snowden, with his exposure of the demonic electronic-spying embryo operated by the United States and the United Kingdom that raised the most serious questions regarding privacy and freedom during our times, is going to become a name that history will remember for centuries. As this piece gets written, Snowden’s whereabouts are unknown and he […]

Armed Forces Special Powers Act – Challenge to Democracy

Armed Forces Special Powers Act – Challenge to Democracy

The Indian Constitution which came into force on 26th January 1950 guaranteed the Right to Life and the Equality before Law to the people of India along with social, economic and political justice, freedom of thought and expression on which Indian democracy thrives. These pillars of democracy on which India claims to be the largest […]

India as Democratic – Uncountable Questions

India as Democratic – Uncountable Questions

By- Krishna Kingkar Kakati Democracy, derived from the Greek dēmokratiā, literally means rule by the people, as stated in the Britannica. Here dēmo stands for people and kratos for rule. India emerged as a democratic republic nation on January 26, 1950, a fact known to one and all. And in 1952, you have the spectacle of […]

Enquiries into Islam and Islamic Practices – The World Oldest Profession made Halal

Enquiries into Islam and Islamic Practices – The World Oldest Profession made Halal

By- Dilip Dutta Listeners to BBC World Service Radio may have listened to an interesting broadcast of unmarried British Shia Muslimas using Nikah Mut’ah as a form of ‘Halal Dating’, last week. (Listen/read here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22354201 , http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018rv2l , http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sdpfp , and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018rrzs ) To find out more about it I had to dig deep and what I am about to reveal […]

‘God Particle’ – Human Frailties and Empowerment

‘God Particle’ –  Human Frailties and Empowerment

By- Dilip Dutta The Hedron collider underground in the Swiss-French border is an Twenty Seven Kilometre long Super Conductor Magnetic Ring to test theories of Particle Physics conducted by CERN [Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (European Council for Nuclear Research)] The so called ‘God Particle’ was discovered here. The ‘God Particle is a misnomer […]

Genetically modified Crops and Food Security

Genetically modified Crops and Food Security

By- Dr Ratul Ch Rajkhowa & Anindita Deka The Government of India is celebrating, every year, National Science Day (NSD) on 28th February to honour Nobel Laureate, Sir C.V. Raman, for his splendid invention of ‘Raman Effect’. The following article is written in the light of the focal theme of NSD, 2013 which is “Genetically […]

Ya Ali & Zubin – An alternative take

Ya Ali & Zubin –  An alternative take

By- Dilip Dutta Ya Ali is a song from the Hindi Film Gangster and Zubin Garg a Balladeer from Assam, gave his voice to the song which became a popular number. The music was composed by Pritam Choudhury on the lyrics of Sayeed Quadri. The song briefly is, about a love lorn fellow wanting help from […]

Is India losing the North East

Is India losing the North East

By- Ayekpam Basanta Mangang The Northeast which is known for its natural beauty, scenic landscape and peaceful environment is connected to the rest of India by a narrow strip of land which is known as the Siliguri Corridor in West Bengal. The region’s population which constitutes only about 3.8 percent of the total population of […]

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