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The death of Asom Gana Parishad

March 31, 2014

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The demise of regional politics in Assam started right after the rise of the Congress Government of Tarun Gogoi in 2001. A generation that grew up during the phase of Assam Agitation of 1985 would probably understand the value and importance of regionalism, much more that what we do today. Since independence, the region of […]

From the PM’s Constituency

June 29, 2013

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Dispur. Yes, the capital of Assam happens to be the constituency which  Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh represents at the Rajhya Sabha. I have no clue what percentage of Indian population is aware of this fact, but I assume whenever they realize that it’s the PM’s constituency, they will feel something special about […]

I fear the extinction of Assam

May 1, 2013

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Every time I pick up any local newspaper of Assam I fear the extinction of my home state. May be the depressing print of the news or may be the sensationalism of the news, every time I see read them, I wonder how many different problems do we have and how will we survive the […]

Bodoland, the next Gaza Strip?

November 20, 2012

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In a country where citizens are put behind the bars just because of Facebook post, I fear what might happen if I express my serious opinions on a sensitive topic like the BTAD violence. Being a resident of the state, and particularly in a locality that ‘was’ surrounded by numerous illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, I could […]

It’s our pride, don’t make it a shame: Save Rhinos

October 7, 2012

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Rhino!! Ask any Assamese what is the significance of this animal in their home state. Almost everybody of us would claim it to be their state animal and boast about the fact that the natural habitat one horned rhino is confined only to Assam and nowhere else in the world. Though the two horned species […]

Bangladeshi Influx: A Diplomatic Failure, Defense Failure or a Political Compromise

September 2, 2012

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The problem of Bangladeshi influx is no longer a regional issue. Though it is quite a shame to say, but the actual concern of the nation to the problem has only been focused, when the sparks of this igniting problem led to a fire in South India. On the other hand, the eastern part of […]

A Reply to Rajdeep Sardesai

August 10, 2012

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In an article by Mr Rajdeep Sardesai, the editor in Chief of the CNN-IBN network tried to explain why the media covered  Gujarat more then Assam. Sir, I agree, you are one of the most respected and well informed media personal of the country, but I am  not quite satisfied with your answer to the question […]