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

Eels – Taste OfThe Hills

 
/ September 16, 2010

Eel fishing in the Logtak lake provides an alternative livelihood to the Rongmei Naga community of India’s Manipur.

Pineapple FestLifts Gloom

 
/ August 31, 2010

Pineapple festival provides market, raises hopes of Manipur’s farmers after long spell of economic loss .

Bamboo Bloom Spells Doom

 
/ August 6, 2010

Manipur, a hill state in north east India is facing one of it’s worst natural disasters: Flowering of bamboos.

Economic Blockade Cripples Manipur

 
/ July 19, 2010

On 11th April 2010, two Naga students groups called for an economic blockade in Manipur.

Education Miles Away

 
/ June 24, 2010

Realizing the Right to Education will be a large challenge in the Northeast.

Insurgents Threaten Migrants

 
/ June 7, 2010

The Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) issued a statement in early May demanding all migrants leave the state by May 31, 2010.

Welcoming Turns Violent

 
/ May 28, 2010

Ap eaceful home welcoming turned violent leading to around 70 people injured most of them women.

Pottery Disappearing

 
/ May 3, 2010

Manipur is home to a rich and important pottery trade. Its ceramic artisans hold a key place in Manipuri culture.