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Khasis

Cultural artillery, Christianity, education: How the British & missionaries Westernised Khasis

In 'White As Milk and Rice', Nidhi Dugar Kundalia writes about how 80% of Khasis today are Christian converts because of the British.
Periyar Tiger Reserve | Representational image | Commons

English-medium schools, cars, Europe markets: How this tribe became richest in Western Ghats

These families shifted from the core area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve to the buffer zones seventy- two years ago.
Zeliang tribesmen of Nagaland rehearsing their traditional dance during Hornbill Festival | Commons

Proposal in January but can’t marry in July — the rituals of Zeliang tribe in Nagaland

Zeliang people have specific rituals for birth, marriage & death. For instance, anyone visiting the groom's house must enter with their right foot first at the threshold.
Ki Monastery in Spiti Valley | Commons

Go to Lahaul-Spiti for ‘internet ka vanvaas’. Digital India & telecom companies skipped it

The goal of Digital India cannot be achieved without ending the digital deprivation of its most marginalised communities.
Madhumala Chattopadhyay with a three-month-old Jarawa baby | Madhumala Chattopadhyay/ThePrint

What’s Christianity to those who pray to sky & sea, says first woman to contact Sentinelese

Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay talks about 'missionary' John Allen Chau's fatal visit to the Sentinelese island. 

On Camera

An Army soldier wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Guwahati railway station | Photo: ANI

Not using army during exodus of migrants was an error of judgment. Modi govt will rue it

Deploying army to help migrants would have shown state governments in poor light but it’s a non-issue when tackling a disaster of this magnitude.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.