Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Why are Yoga and Nagaland like oil and water?

Neelam Phukan Nagaland, famous for its Hornbill festival attracting tourists is also famous for fiercely protecting its culture and identity. The naga society seems to have...

Opinion | Is Manipur India’s Little Brazil?

Sunzu Bachaspatimayum “There's no dearth of talent in Manipur, what matters is how we nurture it. Well done AIFF.” This was how Renedy Singh, former...

Dispatch from Doklam | How I went to where no other journalist has been!

By Manogya Loiwal @manogyaloiwal Yes, I did it. Every person has a dream and I am no different. To do what no one has done yet is...

Of the bygone days, looking back to an Assam in the ’90s

By Anuraag Baruah As I type this, I worry about a load-shedding power cut. My laptop battery, weary from the day and night atrocities of...

The Satrap Scheme of BJP – Key to the party’s rise in Northeast

By Anuraag Baruah Apart from the historic win in Tripura, BJP has actually managed to grab just 2 seats in Meghalaya and 12 in...

Gunotsav in Assam, a photo-op where VIPs have lunch with school kids sitting on...

By Anuraag Baruah Gunotsav 2.0 started in Assam on October 10 and came to an end on October 13. From the Chief Minister himself to...

Queer student in Assam resorts to suicide after getting bullied in Catholic school by...

Nilotpal Dutta The incident reminds me of Hilary Swank who played the character of Brandon Teena in the 1999 biographical drama – Boys Don’t Cry....

Do you think Muslim men have never made Hindu Idols in Assam before?

By Anuraag Baruah In June 2016, I had written a piece in The Hoot criticizing the coverage of a high school examination result of Assam...

Hiren Gohain shouldn’t have gone to the Delhi Meeting: Harekrishna Deka

By Harekrishna Deka What Maulana Syed Arshad Madani said in Delhi, capturing a platform by fooling its organizers is highly communally provocative. It looks like...

Are secret killings back in Assam?

By Mrinmoy Buragohain Another such incident in the state, where two businessmen were shot at by unidentified miscreants, took place in Hojai. The businessmen have...