North East  /  Published 18.11.19

Students march against bill

Hundreds of students representing several organisations of Arunachal Pradesh took to the streets on Monday to express their resentment and opposition against the Centre’s proposal to implement the C...
By Damien Lepcha in Itanagar

Opinion  /  Published 20.11.18

Eastern Europe's anti-immigrant hysteria

I first met Viktor Orbán, the not-quite-dictator of Hungary, in 1989 in Budapest — and the man who introduced us was none other than George Soros. Orbán was then a firebrand student leader, anti-C...
By Gwynne Dyer in

World  /  Published 15.11.18

Dhaka to go ahead with Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh authorities said the repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who fled army-led violence in Myanmar will begin as scheduled on Thursday if people are willing to go, despite calls from United Nation...
By AP in Cox's Bazar

India  /  Published 09.06.20

Shah crows CAA, CAA…

Seventy-five days of vigorous hand-washing could not remove some stains — such as pride in the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday dusted off the CAA plank with ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 24.09.19

Leg-up for patriots, not globalists

US President Donald Trump delivered a sharp nationalist message at the UN and assailed “globalists” on Tuesday.“If you want freedom, hold on to your sovereignty, and if you want peace, love your...
By New York Times News Service in New York

North East  /  Published 15.10.18

31 Bangladeshis held at Assam railway station

Altogether 31 Bangladeshis, including 13 minors, were arrested by Government Railway Police from Guwahati railway station on Monday, exposing once again the threat from the porous India-Bangladesh bor...
By Rajiv Konwar in Guwahati

Books  /  Published 02.08.19

Partition traced through the lives of refugee women

The Refugee Woman: Partition of Bengal, Gender, and the Political has made a timely and significant intervention in Partition Studies. In this monograph, Paulomi Chakraborty has consciously steered aw...
By Sutanuka Ghosh in

North East  /  Published 26.09.18

NRC exclusion dilemma for ‘refugees’

Misfortune has followed Pramode Sarkar and his family all the way from Sylhet in erstwhile East Pakistan. From his father facing persecution in Sylhet in 1947 for voting to keep Sylhet with India, to ...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.19

Hello, this is Saraswati calling

I was in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa last week. Why? Protesting students. There had been a delay in payments by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. Before that I was in Chad, Ethiopia, Uganda...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.20

Kinds of refugees today

Going by the prevailing definition, refugees are those expelled from their homestead owing to war, religious persecution, political upheaval or similar violence. But is this an adequate understanding ...
By Manas Ray in


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