( The writer is a retired IAS officer of the Assam – Meghalaya cadre and has served as Scientific Consultant in the office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India)

The Potential X Factor In Assam Politics

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Now that the movement against the Citizenship Amendment Bill has subsided it is time to give a hard look at …

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Nepal Embraces Glasnost For Bright Future, Says Goodbye To Marxism

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It’s somewhat strange that the visit of Shri Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, the former Prime Minister of Nepal and the …

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What Does Aspiring China’s Military And Economic Engagement In Myanmar Really Mean For The North East?

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On Aug 24 the UN Human rights Council published a report affirming that the Myanmarese Army led a pogrom in2017 …

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Fall Out Of The Final NRC Draft List : A Watershed In Assam’s History?

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The release of the  Final  Draft list of the National Register of citizens of Assam has predictably opened a Pandora’s …

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Reason Why Border Trade Is A Must For North East Regional Development

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Geography , religious demographics and identity politics largely shaped the nation and state building efforts of the Indian subcontinent in …

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Why North East Has Been A Veritable Laboratory For Political Experiments

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There has been no Alexis de Tocqueville to write on democracy in India though it has been a remarkably functioning …

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The Challenges Ahead For The North East Region

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After seventy years of independence it is time for the North East to take stock of developments since 1947 and …

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The 31st December Publication of the Draft National Register of citizenship of Assam : A catch 22 situation?

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Will NRC update on December 31, 2017  see the resolution of the vexed ” foreign nationals issue” of Assam ? …

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Why is China pushing her ” Economic Corridor ” diplomacy so hard in Myanmar?

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The Chinese move to build the CMEC – China Myanmar economic corridor should not have come as a surprise to …

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The Implications of The China–Myanmar Economic Corridor

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The reported move of China to build an economic corridor with Myanmar on the lines of China Pakistan Economic Corridor …

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