Community Correspondents

Achungmei Kamei

Achungmei Kamei

Achungmei Kamei is a Community Correspondent from Manipur.

She has always been an outsider, 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 being Chinese or Korean or Nepali but definitely not an Indian. She completed her degree in Mass Communications and 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

Justice Through Water Ordeal

 
/ June 21, 2011

Traditional methods of solving disputes such as water immersion are still in existence amongst the Naga tribes in Manipur.

Insurgency Drives Away Tourists

 
/ May 18, 2011

Because of the surrounding violence and military presence, tourists have deserted Loktak Lake in Manipur.

Ningol Chakouba: A Day For Daughters In Manipur

 
/ April 14, 2011

Every year, in November, Manipuri families come together to celebrate their daughters.

Chakaan Gaan-Ngai: A Naga Harvest Festival

 
/ February 14, 2011

Achungmei tells us about the biggest annual festival of the Zeliangrong community in Manipur.

Vibrant Nagas of Manipur

 
/ December 24, 2010

Achungmei, who belongs to the Naga tribe in Manipur, shares some key aspects of her community, culture and identity.

The Vanishing Pots

 
/ December 14, 2010

Continuation of pottery trade in Manipur is threatened by globalising forces.

Women’s Market: So Close, Yet So Far!

 
/ November 16, 2010

Tribal women seek access to India’s only all women’s market in Manipur.

Dam – Way To Develop Or Destroy?

 
/ October 8, 2010

40,000 tribal people face displacement, starvation as government builds mega dam in Manipur, north east India