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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

Arunachal : A Sweet Connection With Nepalis, by Namrata Sharma (rn 26/01/2024)


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)


Unraveling the Manipur conflict: Tracing historical origins and pursuing resolutions : Resolving the Manipur crisis is crucial for the betterment of not just North East states of India but also the South Asia region, by Chiranjibi Bhandari and Monojit Das (nlt 07/08/2023)

Nepali-speaking Indians stuck in Manipur violence : Although Nepali-speakers are not targets of the fighting tribes, Romani Kumar Paudel was killed in crossfire this week, by Parbat Portel (kp 01/06/2023)





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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