Makepeace Sitlhou

Makepeace Sitlhou is an independent journalist covering India’s Northeast for several national and international publications. Makepeace covers India's Northeast as a regular contributor to Himal Briefs. She can be reached at @makesyoucakes on Twitter.

An AFSPA free Northeast?

On the BJP government’s politics of optics in India’s Northeast.

May 06, 2022

The state of suspension

The closure of Amnesty India is a rude reminder of the growing antipathy towards political freedoms and dissenting voices in the country.

Oct 30, 2020

Latest Articles

Pandemics have always revealed the weakness of the Indian state

In 'Pandemic India', David Arnold offers a reflective study of Covid, cholera, plague, the Spanish flu and other historical mass contagions, from the time of the British Raj to the Modi government

Bangladesh’s BNP fights to make a political comeback

With massive anti-government rallies by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and their repression by the ruling Awami League-led government, battle lines are being drawn for the next general election

How a unique language survives in Kashmir’s tiny Burusho community

Despite being a small population, the Burusho community has been able to preserve their language through intergenerational communication and by prioritising their mother tongue over other languages in Kashmir

Pakistan needs to go beyond the 18th amendment to end the military’s role in politics

Reviving the 2010 reform process can be key to resolving Pakistan’s continued crises, but the reforms need to also target the military's massive business empire