Should India be concerned about the Northeast?

A recent attack in Assam suspected to have been carried out by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) killed 13 people. Had this happened in a more populated and economically potent region of India, it would have received far more coverage. Yet, the unfortunate truth is attacks of this nature are all too common…

The fractious world of Indian Politics

In May of last year the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to win a majority of seats in India’s Lok Sabha, a feat which previously¬†happened back in 1984. However, it won only 31% of the popular vote and with in excess of 10 parties making up¬†544 seats, it can be seen quite quickly how gargantuan…

Jammu and Kashmir: a chronic dispute.

Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The Mughals, who once ruled the Indian Subcontinent, called it a ‘Paradise on Earth’. Throughout its colourful history, it has played host to a vast array of cultures and religions, coupled with a scenery like no other. However, in more recent history, Kashmir has been…