Thursday, September 24, 2009


Just back from Arunachal Pradesh. The state goes to elections on October 13

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Manipur II


On July 23rd, 27 year-old Chungkham Sanjit and 23 year old Rabina Devi, seven months pregnant was allegedly shot dead by the Manipur Police Commandos. After two months, the two deaths are still caught in the cycle of enquiries and protests. Manipur, today, presents a picture of extremes. The state has over 30 militant outfits and is under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, that was imposed in the state in 1980. Caught between the army, paramilitary, police commandos and the underground outfits are the people of the state. No development, almost no water, no electricity, schools closed in protest and yet no one seems to care about Manipur.


Jama Masjid area. Al Jawahar. Besides Karim's

Shillong II

July, 2009


Police Bazaar, Shillong