Row, Row, Row Your Boat

By Toki Blah             The other day I had taken my grandson for an outing to Wards lake. As we watched the pleasure seekers rowing and paddling  their boats along the placid waters of the lake, it suddenly struck me that I was watching…

Dunkirk of the East

Beating the Rhetoric In recent times there has been renewed interest in stories of the World Wars that were previously never unearthed. These are stories of resilience of the human spirit and victory even in defeat. Moving beyond the…

Kudos Seven Set School!

Editor, Your news item “Seven Set welcomes second rung students” (ST May 21,2017) projects the grit and determination of the school. It also reveals the all-embracing and vivid understanding that the school authority and management has…

Protect our Biodiversity, Protect our Culture

By H H Mohrmen May 22 is observed as International Day for Biodiversity but as each year passes and another Biodiversity day is celebrated, more plants, animals and aquatic life continue to disappear for good from the face of the earth. It…

HIGHLY SKILLED PROFESSIONALS ARE NEEDED FOR THE TASK

By Anjan Roy  The Reserve Bank is quietly launching a major restoration work, it appears. RBI has released a discussion paper on wholesale and long term banks which proposes to set up the eponymous new financial institutions.  This is in…

Smug VIP culture!

  Editor, Subsequent to the success of Swachh Bharat series and the other happening initiatives taken by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Narendra Modi came the crackdown on VIP culture, a ban on red beacons which has led to a sort of crazy…

This India!  

By Ananya Guha To confound race with language, as some historians have been contending is flawed. People may be of common racial descent, but can speak different language\s and vice versa. The present social crisis in India is due to  …

Fight for survival

Editor, I am glad to see that a new body known as the Meghalaya Indigenous Tribal Constitutional Rights Movement (MITCRM) has been recently formed to take up the issue with the Central Government regarding the proposed amendment to the…

POLITICAL DELICACIES

PRANAB MUKHERJEE EMERGING AS CONSENSUS CANDIDATE With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar putting forward Pranab Mukherjee’s name.for a second term, speculation has begun in right earnest about the possibility of the incumbent President…