Northeast India

MAYONG, India | In northeast India, the politics of citizenship flares anew

MAYONG, India — The rice farmer doesn’t know how it happened. Abdul Mannan just knows a mistake was made somewhere. But what can you say when the authorities suddenly insist one of your five children isn’t an Indian? What do you do when your wife and daughter-in-law are suddenly viewed as illegal immigrants? “We are … Continue reading MAYONG, India | In northeast India, the politics of citizenship flares anew

Once-reviled scavenger bird now the pride of its Indian home

GAUHATI, India (AP)(STL.News) — The greater adjutant stork used to be an object of revulsion in northeast India. It’s not a pretty bird, with its large, dull-orange bill and gray, black and white plumage. A carnivore and scavenger, it left bits of dead animals in its nests. People thought it brought bad luck, so they … Continue reading Once-reviled scavenger bird now the pride of its Indian home