Nabamita Mitra

is a freelance journalist and is associated with The Shillong Times

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Shillong students face ‘Corona’ slur in Kolkata

Shillong: After Delhi it was Kolkata’s turn to show the ugly face of racism in the time of Covid crisis. Two students of a hotel management college in Kolkata were harassed in the city and were...

Farming no more a way of life in Mechukha, Arunachal Pradesh

Shi-Yomi: Mechukha Valley in the newly formed Shi-Yomi district,  west Arunachal Pradesh is over 200 km from Pasighat. The constituency comprising 20 villages with mostly Memba and Adi tribes. The village has changed over the...

A year on, protests against citizenship issue continue in North East; ILP demand gets louder

Shillong: On January 8 last year, the Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill despite protests in the North East and other parts of the country. The protest reached its crescendo after the bill became...

North East dilemma: Is fresh NRC a solution to citizenship imbroglio?

Shillong: As the political game over NRC (National Register for Citizens) and CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill) hots up, apprehensions about the exercises are growing among people. While the indigenous groups in the North East are...

CM also says, registration a must to visit Meghalaya, tourism industry fears a setback

Shillong: Meghalaya government announcing that tourists and other visitors would need to go through a mandatory registration process has sparked a debate over the move’s exclusivity and rigidity. About a fortnight back, the state cabinet approved...

NRC ‘need of the hour’ in North East, say social groups

Shilong: The BJP government at the Centre may have been pilloried by a section of the opposition for implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) but in the North East, which shares about 4,000 km...

International award and accolades for Meghalaya activists but no justice at home

Shillong: On November 8, 2018, two women firebrand activists, Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma, were brutally attacked by the henchmen of the coal mafia operating at  Tuber Shohshrieh in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, when...

NRC spoils puja for many in Bengal; urban poor too live in fear

Kolkata: There is no festivity in the Middye household in a village in Falta, around 45 km from the city. The children in the house are seeing their first Durga Puja without their father. Kalachand Middye...

Italian colours at North Kolkata’s Durga Puja Pandal

Kolkata: Jean Blanchaert would have visited India, if not Kolkata, 47 years ago had it not been for a bout of cholera in Afghanistan. But the wait has been worthwhile for the 65-year-old Italian calligrapher who...

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Because of lynchings, I fear for my son: Renuka Shahane

Kolkata: The horrific incident of Junaid, a 15-year-old boy lynched inside a train coach, has moved people from different background across India and outside....

When an Imam looked taller than Bollywood singer-turned-BJP leader during Bengal violence

Asansol: A customary glance through the tweets and retweets of the Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Babul Supriyo between March...

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In Madhya Pradesh, ABVP’s ‘rowdies’ have Chouhan’s protection

At Rajiv Gandhi Government College in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, some Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists went to submit a memorandum to the principal....

Like Pehlu Khan, No One Lynched Tabrez Ansari

Ranchi: The entire episode of the mob lynching of Tabrez Ansari, a 24-year-old resident of Saraikela-Kharsawan is documented in the video which was shared...