Daily Archives: Monday, November 26th, 2012

Save the Myntdu river!

Editor Recently during my Google search for the rivers of India, I came across an interesting article titled “Protecting Myntdu before its too late” written by HH Mohrmen and published in The Shillong Times ( Aug 6, 2012). I must have missed reading it because I was travelling then. The article clearly spelt out the threat to the Myntdu river which flows around Jowai [Full Article...]

Parliament in inaction

A large number of MPs do not know the importance of being earnest. The previous sessions resulted in a huge waste of time and money. Walkouts and constant bickering led to inactivity. The winter session does not look to be any different. It threatens to be stormy which is a euphemism for inaction. It is proof enough that representatives of the people do not [Full Article...]

Battle ground for prestigious Jowai constituency

By HH Mohrmen Now that the election is less than a hundred days away, the town and the villages in the suburbs of Jowai are agog with the election fever which had begun to blow in the area for more two years now. Till the time of writing this article it looks as if Jowai is heading for a triangular fight. The fight seems [Full Article...]

Rivalry between Thackeray scisons may prove costly

Can Shiv Sena survive Bala Saheb’s demise? By Harihar Swarup How long can Shiv Sena survive after passing away of Bala Saheb Thackeray? In the party’s life of almost half a century, this question is not new—though it has become more relevant in the aftermath of Bala Saheb’s demise. The same question was asked when the Sena was isolated in late seventies. Bala Saheb [Full Article...]

Vettel seals historic treble at dramatic Brazil GP

Sao Paulo: Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel became Formula 1’s youngest triple world champion at the age of 25 after a wet and wild Brazilian Grand Prix rollercoaster won by McLaren’s Jenson Button behind the safety car on Sunday. The German, who needed only a fourth place to be sure of becoming the first driver to win his first three titles consecutively, finished sixth after [Full Article...]

India stare at defeat as England take stranglehold

Mumbai: India were staring at an embarrassing defeat in the second Test against a spirited England, who rode on Kevin Pietersen’s and Alastair Cook’s brilliant centuries to gain a vital 86-run lead before the spinners tightened the noose around the hosts here on Sunday. Pietersen (186) and Cook (122) notched up their Test centuries – each, coincidentally, have 22 career tons now – in [Full Article...]

Gambhir hoping for a miracle

Mumbai: India are facing a crushing defeat against England in the second Test but an optimistic Gautam Gambhir is hoping that a miracle would happen and turn around things for them on Monday’s fourth day. Left-handed opener Gambhir, who is fighting hard from one end with an unbeaten 53, said it has happened in the past when India wriggled itself out of difficult situations. [Full Article...]

England should wrap it up quickly

By Ian Botham  People talk about the popularity one-day and the Twenty20 format, but nothing beats the excitement of Test cricket. We had another fantastic day of Test cricket on Sunday. Building partnerships is the key to winning Test matches and Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen did exactly that. The solid foundation by the two senior most batsmen backed up with some brilliant bowling [Full Article...]