Monthly Archives: June 2012

Wanted a rational society

Editor, We all know that without education, society will be worse off. It is through education that we start to ‘think’ and be lesser led by mere emotions and hearsay. But a large section of society still remains in the dark when it comes to pressing issues that call for deep thinking such as abortion, land reforms, police reforms, anti-corruption laws and enforcement, etc. [Full Article...]

Maoists and mining

Maoists have lost some of their striking power but not their sting altogether. The latest attack on the police and railway property in Jharkhand throws a new complexion on the scenario. A twenty four hour bandh had been called by the Maoists in four states- Chhatisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. The Maoists in theory still have the policy of seizing power with violent [Full Article...]

Crucial issues remain unanswered

Pranab Right Choice But… By Poonam I Kaushish Political campaigns are designedly made into emotional orgies which try to distract attention from real issues. This adage rings true looking at the political shenanigans in the on-going Presidential election. A pot boiler of close door Machiavellian quid-pro-qous deals, smacking of feigned hurt, parochialism et al. Reducing it to cross between a popularity contest and a [Full Article...]

Corridor of Fantasy

Ananya S Guha There was a long corridor in School. During the incessant rainy season, with the monsoons belching fury over the hills of Shillong we remained closetted in it, chasing our wildlife drems in mackintoshes and gum boots. All extra academic activities were centred in that corridor a narrow strip with a long wooden foothold. It could be exhilarating running up and down [Full Article...]

Pesticides kill

Safe Food Drive By Syed Ali Mujtaba The visuals on TV are shocking. Of pesticide-laden vegetables and fruits, making the aam aadmi wonder what he can eat safely. Towards that end and spurred by the negative impacts of chemical pesticides and other toxic inputs in our food and farming a Safe Food Mela advocating a shift towards ecological farming was organized at Chennai last [Full Article...]

Balotelli double downs Germany

Warsaw: Striker Mario Balotelli struck twice to seal Italy’s 2-1 semi-final win over Germany to leave the Germans’ Euro 2012 ambitions in tatters while the Azzurri march on to the final. The 21-year-old Manchester City star broke German hearts yesterday with a first-half header and sublime strike as Joachim Loew’s inexperienced team — the youngest of the 16 at Euro 2012 — failed to [Full Article...]

Super Mario salvages Euro’s sorry strikers

Kiev (Ukraine): He put Italy in the European Championship final. He shamed the morons who have been making monkey noises at him because he is black. And he salvaged the honor of Europe’s strikers, by making sure these Euros didn’t set a new record for goal-scoring sterility. In short, self-proclaimed genius Mario Balotelli had an outstanding night to finally match his nickname, Super Mario. [Full Article...]

Nangkiew stun Langsning

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Nangkiew Irat SC produced an incredible performance to pull off a victory against Langsning SC after trailing by a goal at half time during a league match of the SPL at the JN Stadium here on Friday. Favourites Langsning started in a dominating manner despite a third minute yellow card issued to Zothansanga. It took only 14 minutes before they [Full Article...]