Using modern-day forensic techniques, retired medical artist Richard Neave has reconstructed the face of ‘Jesus’ by studying Semite skulls.
Author: Raiot Collective
We are many, we are one.
“I want to show the absurdity on the process of putting a value to a copy. The machine is made to be very blunt and open about the fact that it’s not a danger to any industry at all”
Free Basics will be death for local online media like Raiot. With people shifting to Free Basics and being asked to pay for getting out of the Free Ecosystem what happens to indie media and local accessibility?
The decay of traditional and ritualistic Hinduism is the reaping field of Sri Sri Ravishankar’s philosophy business. Ravishankar offers the Upper Middle Class and the wealthy an expectation that he will provide the balm for the frustrations in their lives. But what they get is a method of breathing and a manner of laughter wrapped in fake philosophy, marketed with a vengeance
There’s nothing innate to the Sith that makes them evil. Indeed, the values they hold are all about self-empowerment to bring about change and throw off oppression in all its forms. The Jedi, by contrast, are about stagnancy and suppression of the self.
Clause wise critique of Delhi Janlokpal Bill by The National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information shows that how the Janlokpal is neither independent nor a workable institution.
With the sudden Chidambaram realisation that Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses must be unbanned in India, we tend to forget that there is something called…
A guide to why carbon trading will not work in justly tackling climate change and what alternatives might. 1. What is cap and trade? 2.…
For the wannabe celebrity hungry class of Shillong, arrival of wannabe rock musicians and super wannabe film auteurs to shoot sequel of one bollywood banality called #RockOn has been a page3 moment.
Phi iohi mynta ki briew pat ki kylli balei phi leit tem hangne hangtai. L*@#, da nga leit tem hangno hangno makna ruh, nga rwai beit ia ka jingshisha kaba jia ha pyrthei. Lada phi siew ia nga watla nga rwai ia kata ka jingshisha, B**, ngan thut leh aiu?
As filmmakers from India who have gathered to share our work at the Film South Asia in Kathmandu this week, we would like to place on record our solidarity with the people of Nepal who are presently reeling from a grave humanitarian crisis, arising from what is tantamount to an economic blockade.
‘In Defence of our Present – On giving up the National Awards’ is a booklet released by Solidarity with FTII, a group of filmmakers who came together to protest against the blatant disregard by this government for plurality, tolerance and secularism in the country as well as their attempts to destroy the excellence of institutions like Film and Television Institute of India. The booklet brings together statements by filmmakers on returning their National Awards as well as essays on the struggle of FTII students. You can download the booklet
On October 25 2015, the Editors of five Nagaland-based media houses were issued a notification by a Colonel of the General Staff for Assam Rifles. Given the gravity of the matters raised in the notification we, the Editors of various English and Indigenous language newspapers of Nagaland have taken the communication as an opportunity to reflect, consult and critically examine what our role is in these circumstances.
As India celebrates the National Press Day and the very freedom of press that has liberated us, we the Journalists, Newspapers and media houses in Nagaland faces a difficult challenge of delivering transparent and free communication and expression to our own people.
Although the buzz around TED has died down but its bastard lowbrow child called TEDx stalks the provincial countries and towns like a persistent salesman.
Shillong with its vanity number plates of ‘educational capital’, ‘rock capital’, ‘cliche capital’ has had many of these TEDx full of 18minutes of wannabe celebrities, failed politicians, music evangelists, development messiah, crumbling royalty with useless insights and bad powerpoint slides. It is high time to cap this crap.
Lost your identity, lost your dignity
Even then, you failed to win the election
O Modi ji
Ha ka 35 snem ka sngi iap u khlur ka RI, Ka RAIOT ka kynmaw sngewieid ia U Bah Shlur Nongbri, uwei na ki khlur kynjat bol (Football star) uba don nam jong ka Wahingdoh Sports Club bad ka Shillong, u la khlad noh na ka pyrthei ha ka 3 tarik November 1980. U long U Captain ba wanrah jingjop ym tang ha ka kynjat ball hynrei U la dei uwei na kiba la wanrah ka jingpawnam ka jaitbynriew hi baroh kawei.
Last week on 26th October, we encountered an innocent looking ad in a local newspaper Meghalaya Basin Development Authority, for those who are not into these things,…
Beef not allowed on film too
ML 05 B 6055 documents the journey of a bazaar bus between the village of Mawjatap in the East Khasi Hills and Shillong
Late Prof. G. G. Swell, MP from Shillong, speaking in the Indian Parliament on Beef eating North East and BJP’s divisive cow politics
Same day, the Draft Bill on the Meghalaya Grassroot Institutions Governance Act, 2015, will be officially discussed in DD Lapang committee, Raiot places the document before the citizens of Meghalaya
Meghalaya RTI Movement uncovered a large scam worth Rs. 9,26,36,105.80 in distribution of CGI sheet. What follows are the findings for you to read/download
Celebration at Khyndai Lad. 10 years of Right to Information Act in Meghalaya
How Meghalaya RTI Movement campaigned for RTI Act?
Pictures of RTI countdown clock put up by Meghalaya RTI Movement in August 2005
Declaration made by the participants of the Third National RTI Convention Held in Shillong between March 10, 2011 – March 12, 2011
With the government trying to re-start its attempts to mine Uranium in Meghalaya – a basic faq about the impact of Uranium mining
What US Diplomatic Cables leaked by Wikileaks reveal about Uranium mining and other issues in Meghalaya
Bamboo Shoots – a film by Steven Ao about a young boy and his mother troubles | Nagamese with English subs | 10 mins
On Shillong ‘ban’ – Raiot interviews Digital Suicide and also want you to listen to their song #AKHUNI
On 28th August 2015, Digital Suicide, were prevented from performing in Clod9, weekend retreat of the elite of the Crap Rock Capital of India called Shillong. Listen to their song #NOSTATENOREST
Paul Merton, takes the piss out of (CRAP) Rock capital of India
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With some sections of Meghalaya demanding special provisions for the state under Article 371 of the constitution, shouldn’t we read what Article 371 says?
Scratchy gramophone recordings done for The Linguistic Survey of India in 1928-29. Listen to our ancestors speaking Khasi, Pnar and War
This week belongs to poetry and song Maranatha Wahlang on being a Good Indian Girl And for all you lovers of fire, Lucas Khongjee sings…
Hello RS – An ode to popular whiskeys – RS, OC, BP by Lucas K Lucas Khongjee is a farmer singer from Khatarshnong, East Khasi…
A group of hindutva idiots forced Penguin (oh those quislings) to pull off and pulp Wendy Doniger’s book THE HINDUS – AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY from the stands.…
Some of the Raiots love mucking about in the archives. This amateur film, most probably shot by a visiting doctor is taken from Wellcome Library Moving…
This weekend a short story and a song from Shillong. This weekend we have an old short story, Sweetest of All by Frank Krishner. A…
[Lokayukta (Anti Corruption Commissioner) in Meghalaya was one of the best kept secrets. Meghalaya govt. had legislated a Meghalaya Lokayukta and Up Lokayukta Act in…
Published in 1864 ‘Papers relating to the Disturbances in the Cossyah and Jynteeah-Hills’ is a classic colonial administrative report on the indigenous insurrections in Khasi Jaintia Hills. Model for all the contemporary Sarkari reports on people’s resistances. Long buried in the libraries, this text has made careers of many a historians. If you are interested in insurrections of Tirot Sing and Kiang Nangbah, you have trawl through this text to know the colonial version of the events. Raiot will be putting in public domain many of the key archival historical document relating to the history of our hills. Download – it goes without saying.
Ki Nongtrei-nongbylla ki kynthup ia baroh kiba treikam ne bylla ha ki ophis sorkar, ki dukan, ki karkhana, ki nonghikai skul, kolej ne university haba…
THMA U RANGLI JUKI (TUR) CRITIQUE The Village Administration Bill 2014 (VAB2014), as proposed by KHUDA of Congress in 2011, passed by ARPA, a conglomeration…