29 November, 2020

The Subcontinental Menu

In this week's The Subcontinental Menu, read about the first female manager at Assam's tea estate and a band of Dalit women from landless families in Bihar, among many others.

Illustration by Saahil
The Subcontinental Menu

Doomsday Cometh

An order by Justice S.R. Sen of the Meghalaya High Court, issued while disposing of a petition by someone denied a certificate by the state government, has urged the prime minister to bring in legislation allowing non-Muslims living in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afgha­nistan to come to India and claim Indian citizenship. The 37-page order, which the judge directed to be sent to the PM, the home minister and the law minister, asserts that India should have been declared a Hindu nation long ago, and that “I make it clear that nobody should try to make India another Islamic country, otherwise it will be a doomsday for India and the world.”

Bada Madam In Assam

Meet the new boss, not quite the same as the old boss. Manju Baruah, 43, is the manager of Apeejay Tea’s Hillika Tea Estate, located in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district....



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