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Meghalaya’s Mawsynram could lose wettest-on-Earth status to this place in Indonesia

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
The Assam keelback, a species of snake spotted after 129 years | Photo: Dhritiman Mukherjee

Assam snake ‘rediscovered’ 129 years after its last sighting by a British tea planter

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

This Delhi Police constable is all set to become a DSP in Arunachal Pradesh

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Kuppahalli Sitaramayya Sudarshan, the fifth sarsanghchalak of the RSS

CAA, Atmanirbhar Bharat, focus on Northeast were first propagated by this former RSS chief

The bugle for the need of many of these initiatives, which are now being initiated by Narendra Modi govt, was first sounded by K.S. Sudarshan, the fifth RSS chief. 
A poster of Axone | Parasher Baruah | Twitter

Northeast filmmaker’s ‘Axone’ ready for Netflix with its distinctive cast, theme and aroma

Nicholas Kharkongor's 'Axone' is set in Delhi's Humanyunpur, where a large community from the northeast lives.
Kohima, Nagaland | Commons

Nagaland village hosts open beauty salon to help locals earn money in lockdown

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
College students raise slogans in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill during a strike in Guwahati | PTI

Dehing Patkai, CAA, ‘Joi Aai Axom’ — It’s the students of Assam who have always led the state

Political activism and education have never been in opposition in Assam—what classrooms and textbooks teach, spill on to the streets.

Manipur village builds 80 quarantine huts in a day, complete with toilets and electricity

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval | Flickr

Myanmar hands over 22 Northeast insurgents to India, operation monitored by NSA Ajit Doval

The 22 insurgents include self-styled home secretary of NDFB (S) Rajen Daimary, and the operation has been considered an 'unprecedented diplomatic success'.
One-horned rhinos seen moving to an elevated area following floods due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Kaziranga National Park | PTI

Poachers strike Kaziranga after 13 months, kill adult rhino using AK-47

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

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.