When I was first told by a long-time friend reporting from the northeast that a mother in a remote Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP) settlement of Manipur, India in 2007,  was feeding her children shirt buttons in the guise of medicines, it was certainly difficult to digest. It was on that and later trips to the area, that I realised how the widespread and protracted conflict had affected the local populace and tribal settlements in one of India's most violent areas. Away from