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RANGAN DUTTA

( 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)

Understand Your Neighbourhood Countries First, Then Aspire To Become IAS

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If cracking the UPSC civil service examination is your objective please understand that it’s a ball game different from any …

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The Synergy Between Nepal And North-East Can Do Wonders

“Reimagining Indo Nepal relations” was the theme of the consultation organised at New Delhi on 26th March last by the …

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The Quandary North East Faces – Development And Identity Politics

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Now that the dates for  the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Assam and North East states have been announced and …

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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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