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TIME HAS COME TO TREAD THE PATH OF SANITY

   By G. Srinivasan Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his Washington sojourn to attend the Fund-Bank annual jamboree maintained in his interactive session with business leaders that addressing the problem of non-performing assets (NPAs)…

AIMING TO BE NATIONAL HUB?

By Shivaji Sarkar The North-East is said to be transforming and wants to catch the nation’s attention. At the same time, the country needs a stronger NE region for faster development and making addition to the GDP. But why is it flailing?…

On NEHU Students’ Union

Editor, People have been questioning the role of the Students’ Union of the North Eastern Hill University. Many of them have also voiced out their opinions in newspapers and other forms of media. And yes, it is a fact that in the recent…

Dilemma of the Conscience

By Fabian Lyngdoh      There seems to be something incongruous in the type of social system we are living in today. Human beings live in the midst of paradoxes and contradictions; amidst opulence and poverty, knowledge and ignorance and…

Interrogating the Role of a Students’ Union

By D V  Kumar An interesting debate has begun in the Shillong Times to  which  Benjamin Lyngdoh  ( NEHU and its Students’ Union, 18th October) and Mantre Passah (NEHU and its Students’ Union- An Alternative Perspective, 19th October) have…

FIFA U-17 : A Milestone for NE Football

Editor, On October 6 last, India U-17 rubbed shoulders with their contemporaries on the world stage. It is the first time that India is hosting FIFA event. Guwahati is one of the six venues where 24 teams from six confederations…

Not a brave new world this!

By Ananya S Guha 21st century expansionism is perhaps like never before. The polarization of the world, the US Korea conflict, flexing of  muscles by China and the constant skirmishes between India and Pakistan, the rise of  new race…

Are pedestrians third class citizens?

Editor, Shillong now is a place where the traffic crawls in most places at most times, when it does move at all. This might have been an excuse for at least some of the city's residents to try a healthier - and quicker - alternative,…

NEHU and its Students’ Union

By Benjamin Lyngdoh I am not being defensive; rather, an attempt is being made to place an appropriate platform for fruitful deliberations by representing issues as they are and without holding a brief for any side. However, if the…