One has to wonder what kept these literary “stars” from this praiseworthy gesture of returning their state-given awards when the Gujarat pogrom was going on in 2002, or against the pogroms that followed the demolition of Babri masjid in 1992/3, or against the genocide of Sikhs around 1984, or heck, against the ongoing genocide in Kashmir or that of Dalits
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
I would repeatedly press the rewind button on my small grey Akai tape to listen to these songs. With the audio cassette, patience matters and one would be duly rewarded and satisfied in the end.
Wanphrang Diengdoh’s photo essay on protests against New Shillong Township by villagers who are being displaced by the project.
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
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?
I Bah Webster Davies Jyrwa i kren Maitphang ha ka ‘KA MARYNTHING RUPA’ jong i Bah L Gilbert Shullai kaba i thoh shaphang ka put ka tem, ka rwai ka siaw ha kito ki por mynbarim mynbajah bad ka jingiaid lynti ki nongtem ka Jaiaw Orchestra bad ki paralok jong ki.
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.
Ka lamkhmat halor ka jingthoh shaphang kaei ka Panchayati Raj da ka Raiot: Wat la ka Dorbar Thaw Ain (Parliament) ka Ri India, lyngba ka…
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.
What US Diplomatic Cables leaked by Wikileaks reveal about Uranium mining and other issues in Meghalaya
Stickboy on Mawlynnong hypocrisy
Abul Kalam Azad writes of holy matters
How BJP and Hindutva fanatics use food for their politics of hate?
What drives The Northeast Today to be a Racist magazine? Are they stupid? Gertrude Lamare goes behind the dangers of clickbait racism
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
Gertrude Lamare deconstructs the panic over Devil worshipers in Meghalaya
Bamboo Shoots – a film by Steven Ao about a young boy and his mother troubles | Nagamese with English subs | 10 mins
Adventures of Stick Boy in Swaccha Bharat
Parvin Sultana examines the politics behind giving citizenship to Bangladeshi Hindus and asks what it means for Assam
A photo essay on migrant workers of Delhi by Sadho Ram, a Jharkhandi migrant
Poitri rit da u Avner Pariat
Roney Lyndem on what to do with addiction & substance abuse in Meghalaya
How Narendra Modi impressed Mark Zuckerberg
Inner Line Permit – a line which produced the border between hill and valley of Manipur in the colonial times might result in reinforcing the already existing fissures. Deepak Naorem on ILP demand in Manipur
Gertrude Lamare on vandal artists of Shillong featuring graffiti by small axe
Farida Warjri on how to cook beef kidneys Khasi style
Samrat Ray remembers the churches and their lives in Shillong
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