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JO JEETA AT ALL COST WOH SIKANDER!

By Poonam I Kaushish   Rajnetik virodhi ya jaani dushman? Tragically, the lines between a political opponent and a sworn enemy have got blurred wherein winning at all cost is the new normal of political morality to the exclusion of ethical…

GORKHALAND: ILLUSION OR  REALITY

By Janga Sunuwar The Centre is caught between a rock and a hard place over the Gorkhaland imbroglio. It has not yet cleared its stand on the separate statehood demand by the hills leaders and allowed the problem to fester for such a long…

No personal comments please!

Editor, With reference to the rebuttal by Rev Lyndan Syiem to my article, I wish to implore on my fellow citizens to please refrain from commenting about, criticizing or attacking me personally but to instead focus and debate on the issues…

Potus in trouble: “fine people on both sides”

By TP Sreenivasan In any situation of conflict, a remark like “there are fine people on both sides” should sound balanced, impartial and just. In any philosophy, assertions like goodness is present in the most evil of men is an acceptable…

IS THIS THE SWAN SONG FOR INDIAN DEMOCRACY?

By Barnes Mawrie The unforgettable Independence Day speech of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 14th August 1947: “At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom”, still rings in our ears as we…

Identity and religion

   Editor, It was with sadness and deep dismay that many of us read the article “No place to live and no place to die –the Khasi NiamTynrai in their own motherland” by Mankular Gashnga (ST, Aug 19, 2017). First of all, it was a harsh attack…

The Week That Was: A Heart-Rending One!

By H.H. Mohrmen It was such an inauspicious week which does not bode well with the family that was directly hit by the tragedies. The whole state too mourns the loss of precious lives. In the week that was, one tragedy after the other…

When Government & Dorbar Shnong fail us

By Aristotle Lyngdoh Last Saturday road accident near Raj Bhavan that killed two innocent lives is a negative outcome of e-governance. And the drama at Mylliem protesting against the cremation is a rare occasion and perhaps the first time…

Better way of keeping trees within limits

Editor,  Firstly, my condolences to the families who had lost their loved ones at the recent tragic incident near the Raj Bhawan. The aftermath has been the government's belated action of identifying and proposed felling of over 500 trees…

Give us back our playground

As the sun shone through the clouds after a light drizzle, I decided to take a stroll out in the open hoping to find a play group to enjoy a game of football. Quickly grabbing my favourite football, I wasted no time to get out in an excited…