Is the Mising Language on its way to Extinction?

The Mising community of Assam yesterday celebrated its 28th Agom Longe’ (Language Day). It was on this day in 1985, that the Mising language was first recognized by the Assam government. The recognition came after a long struggle and ended with signing of a memorandum with the govt. of Assam that allowed Mising language toContinue reading “Is the Mising Language on its way to Extinction?”

A hoax news piece on Assam titled The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week spreads like Wildfire in Social Media

Thanks to social media, today misinformation/information spread faster than ever before. A US based website Nationalreport.net took satire too far and uploaded a news item The Assam Rape Festival in India Begins This Week, mentioning that a certain Annual Rape Festival was being celebrated in Assam-the North eastern state of India. The news obviously was fakeContinue reading “A hoax news piece on Assam titled The Assam Rape Festival In India Begins This Week spreads like Wildfire in Social Media”

THOUSANDS IN BANGLADESH THRONG THE STREETS TO SAVE SUNDARBANS

On Sept. 24, thousands of people across Bangladesh started a 400 km long march procession from Dhaka to Rampal to oppose a coal-fired power plant. The march which is being coordinated by the Bangladesh based National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports will last for 5 days and will end onContinue reading “THOUSANDS IN BANGLADESH THRONG THE STREETS TO SAVE SUNDARBANS”

Death Sentence to Delhi Gang Rapists: Neither ‘Just’ nor ‘Right’

On 13 September, the Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna of Saket Court, Delhi sentenced all the four found guilty of Delhi Gang Rape to death. Now, out of the six,  four has been sentenced to death, one was found hanging in Tihar Jail in March, 2013 and the last has been sent to juvenile home forContinue reading “Death Sentence to Delhi Gang Rapists: Neither ‘Just’ nor ‘Right’”

The Miris (Misings) according to John M’cosh

Foreword: Recently, a very good friend and a senior, sent me a digitized version of the Book. ‘TOPOGRAPHY OF ASSAM’ by John M’Cosh. The Book written as early as 1837, under the instruction of the then government talks extensively about the togography, society, demography and the culture of the then Assam. The book rightfully digitizedContinue reading “The Miris (Misings) according to John M’cosh”

Why Brahmaputra Should not be Dammed?-A pictorial Essay

The river Brahmaputra travels 2880 km from its origin in the young Himalayan range through Tibet and India and finally merges with the sea in Bangladesh by opening its streams. More than 200 dams are being planned in Arunachal and Assam today. China has already started construction of three dams in it-One among them willContinue reading “Why Brahmaputra Should not be Dammed?-A pictorial Essay”

Assam Floods- A capricious Saga of Predictability

A few years ago, on the occurrence of late flooding, one of my distant relative had opined, ‘this year, the flood is late, we are bored now….”. While both of us had a laugh about it, it made me wonder, was the statement just made in pure zest or is it just that they haveContinue reading “Assam Floods- A capricious Saga of Predictability”

Let Manali, Be Manali

Manali, around 580 kilometers (193 miles) north of Delhi, at the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh offers you an amazing holiday experience. You can either have an adventure packed holiday or a laid back one in Manali. You can choose to be either here. If you are anContinue reading “Let Manali, Be Manali”

An Analysis of the Four Year Undergraduate Program in Delhi University

Delhi University, the biggest in India, recently introduced the Four Year Undergraduate Program (referred as FYUP) in its curriculum. The FYUP has received immense criticism from various quarters. Many see it as hastily implemented, while others plainly discard it off by saying that it is being modeled in accordance to the west and will merelyContinue reading “An Analysis of the Four Year Undergraduate Program in Delhi University”