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Northeast India and Indian Himalaya (general)

In search of identity in India: Over 100,000 people belonging to the Nepali community are excluded from the Indian National Register for Citizens, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 17/10/2019)

India’s Sixth Schedule: There are separate provisions for the administration of tribal areas in the northeast, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 24/04/2019)

Partial financial inclusion: The North Eastern Region truly remains a laggard in the entire economic reform process, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 27/03/2019)

Ad hocism everywhere: Lack of planning has taken away three precious decades of people in the northeast, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 28/11/2018)

Geopolitics of religion: The risk of proselytizing Christians is perhaps a ruse to cover secularist versus Hindutva geopolitical contestations between Beijing and New Delhi, by CK Lal (rep 26/11/2018)

Sub-regional junctions: Cooperation amongst regions is the best solution to socio-economic laggardness, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 10/10/2018)

Wooden bureaucracy: Now people have begun to distinguish between rhetoric and real performance, bureaucracy has to be more accountable, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 11/04/2018)

In a man’s world: Peripheral gender prejudices that exist are never discussed or highlighted in mainstream Indian debate and media, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 28/03/2018)

The region and the nation: Nationalistic writings have emerged from areas in India where Gorkhas are significant geographical inhabitants, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 27/12/2017)

Renegotiating mountain commons: India’s Act East Policy has to afford due importance to the North East Region as a crucial bridgehead, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 11/10/2017)

Post-Doklam blues: The war of words between the two rising global stars, nuclear powers and Asian giants continues to be a matter of great concern for Nepal, by Som P. Pudasaini (rep 17/09/2017)

Stateless Gorkhas: Instead of advocating for Madhesi rights in Nepal, Modi should first grant rights to his own citizens, by Puran P. Bista (rep 13/09/2017)

Doklam and Nepal: It is not advisable for Nepal to remain neutral when there is a war-like situation in our neighborhood, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 10/09/2017)

Detente: India, China agree to end border standoff: Disengagement just days ahead of BRICS summit (kp 29/08/2017)

India and China at tri-junctures: The Doklam standoff has driven a wedge between India and Bhutan, by Akanshya Shah (nt 11/08/2017)

No one wants war: It is critical for the two Asian giants to move towards cooperation, resulting in a win-win paradigm of an Asian Century, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 09/08/2017)

Doklam stand-off and NepalIt would be unwise to get involved in issues that do not concern us directly, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 30/07/2017), Doko-La and Nepal, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 30/07/2017), Clash of giants: The standoff between India and China has put the vaunted Asian Century in doubt, by Achyut Wagle (kp 02/08/2017)

China, India locked in high-stakes, high-altitude border standoff (kp 28/07/2017), Himalayan rumblings, by Nischal Nath Pandey (nt 28/07/2017)

Doklam dispute should make us serious about protecting our land at tri-junctions, interview with Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rep 20/07/2017), An Atmosphere Of Distrust, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 21/07/2017), Sino-Indian standoff: As Nepal is situated next to Sikkim and the Siliguri corridor, it has high stakes in how the dispute unfolds, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 21/07/2017)

Bhutan-Nepal bhai-bhai? Thimphu and Kathmandu must begin exchanging notes for the sake of Himalayan stability, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 14/07/2017), Squeezed in the Himalaya: Nepal and Bhutan find themselves in a tight spot as Sino-Indian tensions grow, by Sean Shoemaker (nt 14/07/2017), The Himalayan thaw (nt 14/07/2017), Resolving Tensions At Doko-La, by Umesh L. Bhattarai and Arun Thakuri (rn 15/07/2017)

Spot the differenceThe ‘Nepali look’ appears to be a burden that the indigenous population from India’s Northeast have had to bear, by Deepak Thapa (kp 13/07/2017)

The 1950 treaty The 10-12 million Indian Gorkhas have been demanding the treaty’s abrogation or special provisions to protect them, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 12/07/2017)

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha to intensify its language protests, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 11/06/2017)

Why a laggard? Regional ventures cannot flourish if India’s north-east remains development-deprived and poorly connected, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 24/05/2017)

Intellectual heritage: The emergence of hill stations in India has some interesting stories behind it, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 24/08/2016)

The brain game: The Indian Gorkhas have to decide now as to what they really want and where they want to go from here, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 27/07/2016)

A formidable challengeWithout substantive changes, the District Autonomous Councils will likely trigger a chain of instability in India’s north-east, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/07/2016)

Arunachal Pradesh


India’s citizenship check exercise excludes nearly 100,000 Nepali-speaking people in Assam: New Delhi’s plan, which arrived as news at the doorsteps of the northeastern state’s residents last week, could declare two million people as foreigners, by Parbat Portel (kp 05/09/2019)

Following Family Footsteps in Assam, by Prem Khatry (rn 12/02/2019)


It's Darjeeling once again: For tea connoisseurs and malaria victims, the Queen of the Hills became a household name, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 25/12/2019)

Election in Darjeeling: Freedom to use terms like ‘identity’ and ‘Gorkhaland’ was confined to the local level, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 13/03/2019)

Christmas in Darjeeling: We celebrate it because of its message of love, humanity, inclusiveness and sacrifice, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 26/12/2018)

Arrested development: A durable solution is needed for the resolution of a 110 year-old cause that seeks the creation of a separate state, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 29/11/2017)

Speak up for Gorkhaland, by Puran P. Bista (rep 20/08/2017)

Darjeeling unrest threatens tea shortage (ht 05/08/2017)

City upon a hill: To say Nepal has strong relations with Darjeeling is an understatement. Ethnically and linguistically, Nepal and Darjeeling are one unit, by Binayak Sundas (rep 15/07/2017)

Three more killed in Gorkhaland movement, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 09/07/2017)

Right fight: Historically, Darjeeling was not a part of Bengal. It was leased by the British from Sikkim in 1835, by David Kainee (rep 05/07/2017)

Gorkhaland And Madhes Movements, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 01/07/2017)

A sad ‘state’ of affairs, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 30/06/0217), Giving in to Gorkhaland: New Delhi grapples with trying to find a solution once and for all that will satisfy Darjeeling’s demand for autonomy, by Akanshya Shah (nt 30/06/0217)

A case for Gorkhaland: A separate Gorkhaland state will be instrumental in harnessing economic opportunities unleashed by India’s Act East policy, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 28/06/2017)

Darjeeling revisited: Just like Nepali-speaking people of Darjeeling, Madhesis in Nepal want their political and social rights recognized, by Mahesh Kushwada (rep 26/06/2017)

General strike continues in Darjeeling, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 25/06/2017)

Darjeeling Is Boiling Again, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 25/06/2017)

India protests threaten Darjeeling tea industry (kp 23/06/2017)

Darjeeling and the idea of India, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 23/06/2017)

Thousands protest killings of GJP cadres in Darjeeling, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 19/06/2017)

Darjeeling locals on warpath after Bengali is made a compulsory subject, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 13/06/2017)

Kalimpong declared a separate district of West Bengal (kp 16/02/2017)

The gradual decay:  Replacement of the 1951 Tea Plantation Act and a strong national regulatory authority are critical for survival of Darjeeling tea, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 28/12/2016)

Ethnic boards alarms Gorkhaland supporters in India, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 16/07/2016)

Gorkhaland leader no more, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 30/01/2015), Gorkhaland leader cremated, by Parbat Portel (kp 02/02/2015)

Newspapers in Nepali losing hold in Darjeelind: 'Gorkha movement feeling direct effect', by Raju Adhikari (rep 18/11/2014)

Darj porters struggle for sustenance, by Parbat Portel (kp 07/10/2014)

Nepali language schools in Darjeeling struggle, by Parbat Portel (kp 05/09/2014)

Gorkha Voting Pattern In Darjeeling, by Swatahsiddha Sarkar (rn 16/08/2014)

India elections: Darjeeling voters in dilemma, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 07/04/2014)






Nepalis in the land of the Teesta : The Nepali diaspora has long shown it does not need a state to claim its identity, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 13/05/2022)

Sikkim revisited : A flight from Kathmandu to Pakyong will save visitors to Sikkim an arduous land journey, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 19/04/2022)

Remembering, forgetting: Why we must write conflict and violence, by Anurag Basnet (rec 11/01/2022)

Why a new development model? Except for employment in the low-skill segments, no major development benefits are retained in Sikkim, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 04/10/2020)

Wisdom from the periphery : Located far away from Delhi, Sikkim University adopted daring innovations and transforming practices, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 09/09/2020)

Entrepreneurs in Nepal, India seek joint cooperation for tourism promotion, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 25/03/2018)

Ten years on: Sikkim University has emerged as an institution with global orientation and strong local ethos, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 26/07/2017)

Former Sikkim chief minister Bhandari dies, by Raju Adhikari (rep 18/07/2017)

Old connections and new opportunities: Security-centric view about borders must change as India grapples with market-related issues and opportunities, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 25/01/2017)

Sikkim’s merger: Memories of the generation that witnessed transfer from a protectorate to Indian statehood should be captured, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 07/09/2016)

Disturbances in Nepal ‘hit’ Sikkim tourism, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/10/2015)

Pawan Chamling challenged by Gole, by Benupraj Bhattarai (rep 03/02/2014)



In Uttarakhand land sinking, a forewarning : As we build roads and power projects in the fragile mountains, dangerous consequences await us, by Madhukar Upadhya (kp 16/01/2023)

Himalayan conclave in Uttrakhand: The chief ministers of India's 10 hill and Himalayan states discussed development challenges, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 29/08/2019)

Two Nepalis killed, one missing in Uttarakhand avalanche (kp 15/03/2017)

Kanchanpur Chamber to hold fair in Dehradun: Dehradun, the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, has been chosen as the venue for the fair due to its large population of Nepali speakers (kp 04/03/2017)

10 Nepali laborers die in Uttarakhand landslide (rep 24/05/2016)


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