Daily Archives: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

An evening of Indigenous Christmas

Social communicator and song writer Kit Shangpliang on the culture of hope subtly bigger this Xmas  IN THE predominance of social ills and the sense of hopelessness looming large, is the message of Christmas still relevant? On December 14, at NEHU’s Bijni Complex Ground, Laitumkhrah, ‘Christmas ha i lyngwiar dpei’ gathered people from different walks of life to reason together and listen to the [Full Article...]

If only we had known

A Christmas fantasy by Rev Presley B Lyngdoh  THEY CAME down our way, the man and his young wife. I was watching them.      When they came to our house and saw me standing at the door, they stopped and the man asked me, “Excuse me, Sir, do you by any chance know any place where we could get lodging until this census is [Full Article...]

Christmas for the youth

The festival isn’t like the ones Collin Wanñiang used to know  THE BING Crosby version of the nostalgic Christmas carol song of the 1940’s ‘White Christmas’ of Irving Berlin reminiscing about the old-fashioned Christmas setting, is said, according to the Guinness Book of Records 2009, to be the best-selling single of all time, with an estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. [Full Article...]


Top global killers mapped  CHRONIC DISEASES such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes have taken the place of infectious diseases and malnutrition-related childhood illnesses as the primary cause of death worldwide, according to the largest investigation of global health to date. But in Africa, infectious and vaccine-preventable diseases remain urgent concerns, alongside maternal, child and new-born mortality, says the ‘Global Burden of Diseases Study [Full Article...]

Relieving relief

Alka Pande writes about teenagers on a crusade for toilets  THERE WAS a time when 12-year-old Shivani Maurya was forced to get up early in the morning – while it was still very dark – so that she could relieve herself in an open ground near her home in Jakhaura village of Lalitpur, one of the poorest districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India’s most [Full Article...]


RAINBOW DRAWINGS   1.  Fiami R Marak, Class 6, Casarina Public School, Tura 2.  Man Ngaih Nem, Class 6, Army Public School 3.  Febrina Mary Sohtun, Class 2, Tender Care School 4.  Chrisken T Marak, Class 3A, St Xavier’s Secondary School, Tura 5.  Biginchi S Sangma, Class 1, Don Bosco School, Tura 6.  Dasanshakhmat DM Kharmawphlang, Class 2, St Edmund’s School 7.  Damerpyrkhat DC Kharmawphlang, Class 2, [Full Article...]

Morgan does a Miandad

Mumbai: In a scene reminiscent of Javed Miandad’s last-ball six in 1986 against India, England skipper Eoin Morgan led a stunning comeback with an unbeaten 26-ball 49 as the visitors snatched a nerve-wracking last-ball victory to win the second Twenty20 International against India and level the two-match series 1-1, here on Saturday. Needing three off the last ball, Morgan hit Ashok Dinda for a [Full Article...]

Lajong run out of gas against ONGC

New Delhi: In a rather embarrassing defeat, Shillong Lajong FC went down 0-3 to ONGC in a 12th round match of the I-League here on Saturday. Santosh Kashyap could not have asked for a better start as the newly appointed coach of relegation-threatened ONGC came up with the goods to down the North-East side. ONGC, who were at the bottom of the points table [Full Article...]