Capitalism doesn’t assist us in destroying itself. Should we actually become effective in building an anti-capitalist mass movement, they won’t issue us a paycheck. Instead, they will do everything possible to discredit, neutralize, imprison and kill us.
StickBoy outside BaklaDih NH44
it felt as if you are somewhere close,
drawing near in the language of the body
and whispering a language of forgetting
to those you could not.
“Natural” Conservativeness in Shillong and Khasi-Jaintia Hills could be due to the fact that most of their encounters with Modernity are given directly by the Church or ”reviewed” by it.
We pick a passage, swing it around and lo and behold on the computer is the dreaded triple SIX
Is Babri and Dadri really an anomaly in the “idea of India”? The Dadri lynching has given the recently dethroned faction of the “idea of India” establishment an opportunity to denounce the “idea of India” faction that is in power now. What is the politics of this 2-way mockfight and what other possibilities of politics does it want to suppress?
Delhi Sultanate, one of the pioneers the sounds of Dancehall / Hip Hop and performance poetry in India, writes of his musico-political influences.
Translation of a poem by Manglesh Dabral, one of the most important contemporary poets writing in Hindi. Manglesh recently returned his Sahitya Akademi award in protest at the silence of the Akademi at murders of writers and state’s complicity in rising intolerance in India.
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
Why Meghalaya needs a Working class movement, Thma U Rangli Juki’s campaign paper on worker’s rights
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
The camera tells us.
Keep your hands where I can see them.
Write your love letter
Our contemporary political foes are utilitarian fixers. They constitute a crafty, marauding band. Mushrooming like festering weed, they are particularly severe on all forms of political art.
To say that the article published by The Northeast Today about the relationship between ‘African nationals’ and ‘North-Eastern women’ is drivel would be to do injustice to drivel.
While driving back home in evening, the remark “How much free time does Modi, our honourable prime minister and his cabinet have to impose such bans?” kept buzzing in my head
Ankush Saikia, chronicler of Shillong’s dark secrets offers up a chapter from his latest Thriller – Laimu, Drugs, Women and a deal somewhere near Myanmar
A far greater threat to the jaidbynriew is within and not from outside. The external fear is an alibi so that the internal problems are not exposed. There is self denial and pretentiousness of the real problems. All problems are blamed on the mynder ri (outsider)
The road to Tyrsad is horrible. Potholes lie in wait for you the moment you get clear of Mawphlang.
Abul Kalam Azad writes of holy matters
How BJP and Hindutva fanatics use food for their politics of hate?
A poem by Chandrajit Bose
Jean Drèze examines the curious absence of Anarchism from Indian revolutionary discourse and possibilities of a space for anarchist ideas in the matrix of Indian resistance cultures
Farida Warjri on how to cook beef kidneys Khasi style
Roney Lyndem engages with Presbyterian Church patriarchy
Remembering Ma Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, the original radical of the Hill State Movement and and an uncompromising opponent of Uranium mining in Meghalaya
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
Two poems by Goirick Brahmachari
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Avner Pariat on migrations – legal and illegal
Garga Chatterjee on hindu heterodoxies and the question of meat ban
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?
Linda Chhakchhuak on tangled web of Manipur chaos
Now that the Supreme Court of India ordered that AADHAR is not be made mandatory, will the Govt. of Meghalaya stop advertising/blackmailing the citizens to register themselves and their biometrics for the ‘number of the beast’?
[ Spectre of computers haunt school education in Meghalaya. With scam ridden tablet distribution to glorified film screens called Smart board, this piece by David…
Doh shaiñ pyllon / Doh kpu / Beef Balls 1. Buy Beef thats meaty without bones prefer ‘khmat lybong’ or ‘middle part of pyllon’. 2. Grind…
There has been quite a burst of talk on the sex tape involving two teenagers that was recently “leaked” in Shillong. According to some media…
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…
No i don’t fit into your “India”, I am not a good indian girl, your definitions – they bind, restrict, constrict, They make me alien.…
New Shillong Township has never been free of controversy. First, govt. became a land agent by buying off land from many dubious landowners and displacing…
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…
Treibor Mawlong is one of the most exciting contemporary artists from our hills. From Mairang in West Khasi Hills, Treibor studied at Kala Bhawan, Shantiniketan (2006-2012).…
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…