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Luba the bear with her 'brother' Terde Yomcha | Mama Natung | Facebook

Arunachal boy hands over pet bear he raised like his ‘own sister’ to Itanagar zoo

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

A ‘Kerala Bakery’ flourished in tiny Manipur town for 25 yrs, then Covid forced it to shut

R. Ranganadhan and his wife Anila, from Kerala, established the Kerala Bakery at Ukhrul’s Viewland area in 1995. They had to leave after Covid forced them to shut shop.

Manipur welcomes its Akhoipuina — ‘messengers of God, harbingers of good harvest’

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Dimapur Airport, Nagaland | Wikimedia Commons

Flipkart says no services in Nagaland since it is ‘outside India’, then issues apology

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
A photo from the NRL Football Academy of Assam | Facebook

In Assam’s tea gardens, football leagues for kids brew stories of aspiration

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Sikkim's Yuksom town where the model village is located | Wikimedia commons

Sikkim model village, built to rehabilitate homeless, has been a ghost town for 20 years

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
The largest freshwater lake in the Northeast — Loktak Lake — has contributed about 60% of fish production in Manipur, which has dropped to 11% in the recent times | Yimkumla Longkumer | ThePrint

This Manipur village floats between non-existence and a hard reality, made worse by Covid

Champu Khangpok village was struck off the electoral records in the 1980s, making its residents encroachers and limiting their already meagre access to govt welfare systems.
woman delivery agent

This single mom from Assam delivers parcels, and some hope in Nagaland

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram | Wikimedia Commons

Mizoram, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh among India’s top 10 ‘happy’ states, finds survey

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Sikkim professor who took classes while battling Covid didn't wish to be identified | Photo: Mamta Chhettri via Facebook

Sikkim teacher, recovering from Covid in hospital, continues his online classes

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.