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    Mandai, an obscure and nondescript village 30km northeast of Tripura capital Agartala, was a picture of coexistence. Then 8 June 1980 dawned to turn the village in Tripura’s Nellie. And drive a wedge between the tribal inhabitants and the non-tribal Bengalis.

  • Nagaland to protect world's longest-distance migratory falcons

    By Sujit Chakraborty Kohima, Oct 27 (IANS): Nagaland is determined to provide sanctuary to Amar falcons, known to be one of the world's longest-distance migratory birds as they travel up to a staggering 22,000 km a year.

  • Where stones speak - Discover a treasure trove of rock carvings and stone images in Tripura

    Compared to the number of domestic and international tourists received by other Indian States, Tripura’s share is certainly negligible. Nestled in a corner of northeast India, it, however, is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered by travel enthusiasts. This largely hidden land, ruled by a number of kings for several hundred years, deserves a visit for many reasons, one being its rich art of rock carvings and stone images.

  • India-Bangladesh border village defies man-made frontiers

    For Tuhina Begum, the 4,096-km border that divides India and Bangladesh is a blurring line of insignificance. Her family sleeps in India, cooks food in Bangladesh and shares the same courtyard with their Indian relatives. Infiltration along this border is a raging issue that dominates pre-poll rhetoric in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and West Bengal. But politics is beyond Tuhina.


Greetings from Sujit Chakraborty, a senior wire service journalist based in India’s mountainous northeastern state of Tripura. I work from Agartala, the 177-years-old capital city of the state. I am a Special Correspondent with IANS (Indo- Asian News Service), one of India's leading wire services which is also a prominent news agency of South Asia now and has footprints all over the world because of its wide coverage of news and global tie-ups. While I cover pretty much everything from Tripura and Northeast at large, I am a hardcore mainstream journalist. So Politics, Business and Economy, Border Issues, Human Rights, Extremism- Insurgency -Terrorism, major disasters and mishaps are my mainstay as a journalist. But I am as much a Human Interest Story writer as regular mainstream issues. I have travelled widely in the region (known as Northeast in India) and filed reports from all the seven sister states. In 2015, I have been conferred the National Awards for Excellence in Journalism by the Press Council of India for my coverage of rural and development issues from India's Northeast. 

I am an adda-loving Bengali otherwise who is also involved with various cultural and social issues and organizations. Northeast at large and the small state of Tripura, which is geo-politically a very sensitive place, is my primary interest area.

I am happy to be a journalist from this region and I hope to continue as a writer from here, always reaching out to rest of India and the world with right perspective about Northeast. Thank You

President hands over National Award to Sujit Chakraborty Indian President Pranab Mukherjee presents the National Awards for excellence injournalism to Sujit Chakraborty, the Tripura Bureau Chief and Special Correspondent of IANS (Indo-Asian News Service), at the National Press Day celebrations, at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Nov 16, 2015. The Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, the Chairman of Press Council of India, Justice Chadramauli Kumar Prasad and other dignitaries are also seen.