This Was No ‘Riot’


A week of madness in Assam

Method in the Massacre

A week of madness in Assam

The Long and Winding Road

Ankur Rahman, along with his brother Rodin and their friend, Akhup Khom, push the idea of slow travel to its limit and decide to walk from Tezpur in Assam to Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh—a good 340 km away. Asked why, Ankur’s answer is “Why not?”

Bhupen Hazarika

When Hazarika turned 80, he offered to marry partner Kalpana Lajmi

Balladeer of the Masses

In a region ridden with ethnic conflicts, Bhupen Hazarika’s music spun dreams of a unified ‘Golden Assam’

The Poacher Who Cared

Joynal Abedin was a hunter and poacher. But two accidents changed his life: an unborn buffalo calf’s untimely death and a forest officer’s squashing by a rogue elephant. He has now dedicated his life to wildlife conservation in Assam’s Dibru Saikhowa forest

Where the Forests Have No Trees

Of the total 60,000 claims filed under the Forest Rights Act in Assam, nearly 30,000 came from a single district. Little wonder, then, that the administration controls less than a third of Sonitpur’s forests. While no political party minds legalising this mass encroachment in the Bodo heartland, the fate of the wilderness hangs by a 2009 High Court order.

The 1962 jailing of Chinese Indians

Recent revelations of India’s official attitude towards people of Chinese origin within its borders after the Indo-China war are simply too shocking to ignore.

The States of Marriage

A family feud leads to a dispute between the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments.

The Tantrik Town

It seems like any other little town, until practitioners of wizardry and sorcery start turning up in their benevolent avatar as magic healers.


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