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Dr Taimaya Ragui

The Captivity of Tribal Women in Northeast India

LOOKING AT HOW TRIBAL women in/from Northeast India (NEI) freely move, travel, or migrate to the cities, they are seen as a liberated community....

We Cannot be Non-Partisans

Manipur legislative assembly election is upon us. Many of us (our families, relatives, friends, etc.) have decided where we stand, whom we vote for,...

Repeal AFSPA, but How?

The year was 1997. I was in the seventh standard. And it happened on my way to school. It should have been around 9...

Food and Culture: A Call to Recover and Retain Indigenous Food Recipes

As I was watching a food show on Netflix called the Chef’s Table, I got motivated to write this. I do not intendto advertisethe...

The Crisis of the Divide between Secular and Sacred

There is a tendency to differentiate the secular from sacred in the thinking and practices of contemporary Northeast India. Such a tendency has caused...

Tangkhul Language or Languages?

Two reasons encouraged me to write this short piece. The first is the listing of Tangkhul language in the vulnerable category by UNESCO; and...

Challenges Facing School/College; Education in the Post-Covid Period

My initial concern in writing this article was to draw out some key challenges facing school/college education in the Northeast region in the post-covid...

Unheard Voices: Covid-19, Policies and Children

About two months back, a four-years-old girl lost her father to Covid-19 in North India. Since she did not see her dad leaving home...

Doctors or Visioners-Healers?

The influence of khanong (i.e., the local healers, visioners) can be constructive, but it can also be misleading and fatal to our society, especially...

‘If you want anything done, serve:’ Serving can break down barriers

Amid the gloom and doom of life, we can see a glimmer of hope, if we are willing! In the midst of Covid crisis...

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