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Depicting seven ages of Japan

In 1854 Commodore Perry opened Japan to the puzzled gaze of Westerners, who long continued to scrutinize it as a quaint box of curios. In 1894 curiosity deepened into wonder as young Japan proved able to cope with huge China after such a…

Regular detox keeps hair healthy

Nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormone imbalances and a stressful lifestyle lead to lacklustre and thinning hair. The use of chemical-laden hairstyling products like soaps, shampoo, hair masks clog the pores leading to…

Developmental trajectory

By Udita Dutta & Aparna Sivaraman Meghalaya, also called the ‘abode of clouds’, is one of the fastest growing northeastern states in India and is known for its rich bio-diversity, flora and fauna and abundant rainfall. Being a hilly…

Keeping fit not difficult

To workout or not to work out — you must be thinking how to proceed when you have already made a pledge to yourself to keep healthy. First of all it should not even be a question. It’s an obvious choice for the various health and mental…

s this the promise of Acche Din?

By Aiborlang Nongsiej The eve of the New Year 2019 brought lots of joy and happiness to all people. In fact, they greet each other with smiling faces and expect the New Year to be a good and prosperous year. However, January 8 of 2019…

A bridge too far

Editor, The sole lifeline between the villages along the international border with Bangladesh and those on the Indian side is the Dawki Bridge that sits on NH 40 bridging East Khasi Hills and West Jaintia Hills. Villagers have to undergo…

WORN OUT GRAMAPHONE RECORD

By Dr S.Saraswathi     The poll-eve legislation of the 124th Constitutional Amendment in Article 15 and 16 in the Fundamental Rights providing for 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections in the open category was passed by both…

Eggs excluded from midday meals

Editor, It is horrifying to learn that as many as 12 Indian states have banished egg from midday meal as a result of government's reservation against non-vegetarian items. It is a brutal act as surveys reveal that most of the students as…

Coal Mining and the Blue Ocean Strategy

By Benjamin Lyngdoh        We are caught in the whirlwind of coal mining with no end in sight. On one hand, the state government is vociferously defending and trying all ends up to lift the ban on coal mining (for obvious electoral…
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