Achungmei Kamei

Achungmei Kamei

She has always been an outsider. In her home state of Manipur, Achungmei Kamei is caught between the state who insists she’s Indian and the separatists who call for a separate Naga country. When she moved to Bangalore for further studies, her classmates kept mistaking her for Chinese or Korean or Nepali but definitely not an Indian. She completed her degree in Mass Communications anstad returned to her state to work for the national radio station. Back home, she once again saw divisions- blockades, strikes, violence etc that were forcing her to choose sides. It is this precarious situation and the stories of the innocent people caught in between that she wants to report to the world.

Videos from Achungmei

HIV Positive Women Demand Livelihood Options

 
/ March 23, 2012

HIV positive women in Manipur struggle for their livelihood.

Forced Eviction Destroys 17 Manipuri Families

 
/ February 29, 2012

Community unlawfully evicted by Manipuri govt. faces destitution.

Plans for International Airport Evicts Local Families

 
/ February 28, 2012

Expansion of Imphal Airport displaces 116 Manipuri settlements.

Where are the Woman Priests?

 
/ November 17, 2011

In North East India, the Christian Church allows very few women to hold high positions.

Tribals Longing For Proper Market

 
/ October 20, 2011

Tribal women of Manipur are forced to sell their produce out in the open.

Mystery Disease Cripples Orange Farms of Manipur

 
/ August 25, 2011

In Tamenlong District, Manipur, orange trees are dying and no one seems to be able to explain why.

Farmers Lose Land To Railway

 
/ July 28, 2011

The construction of a railway track in Tamenglong district has raised concerns among the villagers.

Away From The Winds Of Change

 
/ July 14, 2011

In Yangkholen village, Manipur, the Zeme tribe has seen its traditional culture exceptionally preserved.