Nava J. Thakuria

Journalist based in Guwahati, Assam, India.

11.11.2016

For a concrete refugee policy in India

For a concrete refugee policy in India

While Assam is boiling against central government’s move to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan, a nationalist people’s forum is raising its voice for a concrete refugee policy for the country to deal with such situations in the future. The Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), in a… »

17.08.2016

Defying diktat north-east India celebrates Independence Day

Defying diktat north-east India celebrates Independence Day

By Nava J Thakuria The people of India, except in Kashmir valley and parts of Manipur, celebrated 70th Independence Day on 15 August with great enthusiasm. Braving the odd, when the country witnessed violent acts in  Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur and also in Assam, patriotic citizens came in large… »

11.07.2016

Assam: Neda emerges from saffron cocoon

Assam: Neda emerges from saffron cocoon

The energetic Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which thrashed the ruling Congress in the last general elections under the banner of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), has now floated a northeastern political alliance with an aim to counter the century old party in one of its strongholds. The formal launching of… »

02.07.2016

The sad state of India’s journo-murder status

The sad state of India’s journo-murder status

Guwahati, Assam: As the first half of the year 2016 passes on, India emerges as one of the worst places for working journalists, similar to conflict-ridden nations like Mexico, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq. The largest democracy of the globe witnessed the murder of four journalists in the first six months of… »

13.06.2016

India: When Muslim boy tops State level examination

India: When Muslim boy tops State level examination

An Assamese Muslim student tops the Secondary Education Board of Assam conducted High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination, which may not make a national headline, but if the boy appears the important tenth standard examination from a Hindu culture based institution, it can create extraordinary news… »

29.05.2016

BJP’s rising in northeast India

BJP’s rising in northeast India

Anti-incumbency waves against the 15 year old Congress government at Dispur, roaring assurances over curbing in Bangladeshi (read Muslim) migrants and the fast-pace of developments and more were a few of the main reasons that influenced the electorate of Assam in northeast India to make the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)… »

07.05.2016

Assam experts bat for India’s productive engagement in Myanmar

Assam experts bat for India’s productive engagement in Myanmar

As Myanmar (formerly Burma) is opening up to the world, various Indian experts have come forward advocating New Delhi’s pro-active initiatives in this fast changing region. A recently concluded discourse in Guwahati also witnessed that the participants in large numbers supported New Delhi’s more aggressive involvement in the process of… »

31.03.2016

An Indian author’s love for the mother tongue

An Indian author’s love for the mother tongue

Guwahati: Celebrated Kannada writer Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa, who is widely regarded as one of modern India’s foremost novelists, opines that children in schools across India should be taught in their mother tongue. Professor Bhyrappa, who was recently at Guwahati Press Club for an interaction programme, however also emphasized the learning… »

04.03.2016

Northeast India: A protest march and its aftermath

Northeast India: A protest march and its aftermath

  Guwahati, northeast India:  A common protest demonstration, where thousands took part chanting slogans against anti-national elements marched on the busy streets of the city of Guwahati recently. The aftershocks of that massive protest march however went on for weeks in Assam, where a number of media outlets did not hesitate… »

29.01.2016

PM Modi kicks off electoral campaign in Assam

PM Modi kicks off electoral campaign in Assam

Guwahati, Assam:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, without declaring any financial package in contrast to the media hype created by some local Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, on 19 January 2016 kicked off the saffron party’s electoral campaign in Assam of northeast India. Arriving at Kokrajhar, the headquarters of Bodoland Territorial… »

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