Daily Archives: Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Rhino from Mohenjo-Daro to Assam

LESS THAN ten days ago as another day began over tea and newspapers, the headlines screamed, “Two rhinos killed in Kaziranga National Park”. This most recent replay of a recurring tragedy took me back in time. By sheer coincidence, I had recently read in John Marshall’s Mohenjo-Daro and the Indus Civilization: “The rhinoceros was very commonly modelled in clay and was a favourite with [Full Article...]

Passionate play

Nawaz Yasin Islam on a professional adaptation of Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre  FOR CRITICS of Caribbean literature, Ellen Gwendolyn Rees Williams (1870-1979) evokes the provocative question of how one defines a Carribean writer. But for many readers, she is best remembered as Jean Rhys, the West Indian-born British author of the novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), a prequel [Full Article...]

High heal

Alka Kharsati has carved out a niche in the world of traditional alternative medicine and Ayurveda, says Rajiv Roy  PATIENTS FROM all over Meghalaya and elsewhere throng her clinic – Mei In’s Herbal Health Care – in Shillong’s Nongrimmaw area. That explains why Alka Kharsati is up there among traditional alternative medicine and acupressure practitioners.      A leading herbal healer, Kharsati has cured patients [Full Article...]

Poetic punch

The Silent Poet, a documentary on the poetic side of Irom Sharmila, moved Dalariti Nongpiur  I FELT every blow. As the punches landed on my body knocking the air out of my lungs, I started weeping. So this is what pain feels like, I thought. And this pain spread from my gut to my shoulders and knees.      I looked at him sitting there [Full Article...]

Man to the child

The first marvel at the sunrise, I have experienced, I have made tools from rock and wood, turned master to all of my kin. The pyramids I have constructed with bare hands, I have, though fickle and weak, travelled far and wide. I have shed blood, necrophilia your gift to me. I have been Hercules and Achilles challenged you, humiliated you Gassed my own [Full Article...]

Boys Sports emerge First Div champs

Players from Shillong Lajong FC (in red) and Boys Sports Company take part in the final of the First Division football tournament at the JN Stadium, Polo, on Saturday. (SLFC) SHILLONG: An inspiring performance by Boys Sports Company saw them fashion an unexpected 3-2 win over league toppers Shillong Lajong FC in the final of the First Division championship at the JN Sports Complex on Saturday even after conceding an early lead. Bikram Adhikari’s timely double strike ensured the regiment boys a memorable victory over favourites Lajong despite the Reds going all-out to earn [Full Article...]

Boxing club anniversary marked with friendly

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Commemorating the 10th anniversary of Lamlynti Boxing Club Mawlai (LBCM), a friendly football match was played between the Club and the media fraternity on Saturday at the JN Sports Stadium, Polo. Shillong Press Club had the upper hand in the match right from the start and the pressmen vanquished the opposition club by two goals to one. In the friendly [Full Article...]

The Honorary Secretary of the MCA hands over cricket bats to the Principal of St Anthony's College in the city on Saturday. By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: St Anthony’s College has been roped in by the Meghalaya Cricket Association’s “Catch Them Young” programme projected for schools and colleges, which was launched in the State in 2010. At an austere function held on Saturday, a concrete practice pitch with box nets was inaugurated within the college premises in the presence of Br Albert L Dkhar, Principal and Fr [Full Article...]