India’s North East Connectivity at 75 years of Independence

The north-eastern states of India are somewhat detached from the rest of the country. Dense forests, mountainous terrains, heavy rains, floods, absence of big cities, all these features make the north-east alienated from the rest of the country through the Siliguri corridor, also called “Chicken’s neck”. However, the north-east has tremendous potential to become theContinue reading “India’s North East Connectivity at 75 years of Independence”

Manipur Landslides – Is the New Rail Line Responsible?

A new railway line is being built in the state of Manipur connecting the state capital, Imphal, with the rest of India’s rail network. Previously, a line existed from Silchar in Assam to Jiribam in Manipur, which is located at the foothill region. Now, the line from Jiribam is being extended through the hilly regionContinue reading “Manipur Landslides – Is the New Rail Line Responsible?”

How Transportation through Bangladesh may bring North-East India Closer

North-East India, despite being a part of mainland India, is far remote and far more inaccessible than we think. Among the north-eastern states, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and south Assam lie almost entirely on the other side of Bangladesh. The partition of India along religious lines did not favour India her connection with her own north-easternContinue reading “How Transportation through Bangladesh may bring North-East India Closer”

Downfall of Congress and Rise of New Parties in India

Since its inception, the Indian National Congress party had a stronghold in almost every nook and corner of India. This has been the case till the turn of the century, when Atal Bihari Bajpayee led the NDF to power. That however, did not last long and Congress was once again back in power with ManmohanContinue reading “Downfall of Congress and Rise of New Parties in India”

Tokyo 2020 Olympics is Underway

It is always said that it is better late than never. The Olympics was originally scheduled to be held initially in the summer of 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. However, the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic postponed the mega event that occurs every 4 years. However, extensive research on Covid-19 and the invention of vaccines meanContinue reading “Tokyo 2020 Olympics is Underway”

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