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JO JEETA WOHI SIKANDER!

By Poonam I Kaushish   Phew! The last ballot has been sealed and on May 23 we shall know who will sit on India’s Raj gaddi in this hard-fought theeka-dhuandhar elections. Encapsulated brilliantly in an adage: Poll is a right whore. She…

A DANGEROUS GAME!

By Dr. S. Saraswathi   A primary lesson for all political speakers is to avoid controversial terms particularly to malign somebody or something.  Labels, names, and terms carry political significance and have played a significant role in…

An appeal to the Chief Minister Editor, It is an urgent appeal from every non tribal citizen residing in the state of Meghalaya that a strong and reassuring response to the recent threat to end our lives by the extremist organisation HNLC…

Tourism Attractiveness of Meghalaya  

By Benjamin Lyngdoh     Tourism is primarily a travel for leisure. Although other facets are also associated with it, the ‘leisure’ component trumps over all others. At the heart of this leisure-orientation, the attractiveness of a…

WILL NEW GOVT FOCUS ON POOR?

By Dhurjati Mukherjee The campaigning and polling for 2019 General elections are over. Those who cast their vote would have done so in the hope for a better future, but those who didn’t may have a reason i.e. it hardly matters which…

NEIGRIHMS needs stents

Editor, The call for change of guards in NEIGRIHMS is no doubt most welcome but that is not going to remove the malaise and stents of this important health institute. What is important now is to have a high level independent thorough probe…

MONEY DOES TALK!

                                                               By Shivaji Sarkar   Elections are becoming trickier, opaque and a game of money power. Rigging polls is no more a hush-hush matter. In the run up to the 17th parliamentary…

Towards Uniform Building Bye-laws for Meghalaya

Editor, Hamlet Dohling, the Meghalayan Urban Affairs Minister had in an interview with local TV channel aired the view that a single Uniform Building Byelaw, applicable throughout the length and breadth of the state, is the need of the…

AIR bridge to North East

January 3, 1990. The All India Radio finally brought the northeastern part of the country closer to the rest of India and flagged off a journey that has only become more entrancing over the years. The AIR started its North Eastern Service…
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