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Many communities, besides Assamese and Bengalis, celebrate their new year in April. This only shows how many local calendars are present in India. Despite this, the popular practice is to follow the Gregorian calendar. “This is only…

Welcoming fraternity

By Uma Purkayastha Bengali ‘Nobo Borsho’ and Rongali Bihu festival of the Assamese are almost of the same essence and practice. Both the festivals are celebrated on the same date of the same month, that of April. In Bengali culture, ‘Nobo…

Another beginning

Several communities celebrate traditional new year with various rituals & local delicacies. Despite the varying customs, the message of love & integrity remains the same

Saving the girl child, saving a Nation…

By Ananya S Guha Once again we find children at the receiving end of heinous crimes. The perpetrators are the politicians and officials of state governments. I am speaking of what happened in (Unnao) Uttar Pradesh and  Khatua (Jammu). In…

RAPE OF SECULAR NATION!

By Insaf Shame! That is what Kathua and Unnao rape cases should make people of this country feel. Not just J&K and UP governments but the nation must hang its head in shame. Power and communal politics has raised its ugly head and…

Old traffic route better

Editor, As a citizen who has observed the traffic routes, particularly every morning during the peak hours, vehicular traffic comes to a standstill at the Barik point in Shillong and every vehicle tries to overtake the nearest one which is…

Salary of Peoples’ Representatives

Bhaskar Phukan The Assam Cabinet ministers and MLAs have raised their salaries. The argument for the raise is the usual one --rise in cost of living and ancillary costs that are rising. The ' paribartan sarkar ' fortunately desisted from…

FLYOVERS A MUST IN SHILLONG

Editor, Traffic in Shillong has reached a saturation point and there can be no respite until and unless we think out of the box. I pity the traffic police who are hard pressed by the insurmountable traffic. They seem to be reaching a point…

The Khasi Traditional Science of Diving

By FabianLyngdoh      Living in an era of commercial patents and copyright regimes, when even important knowledge concerning life and death is privatised, and knowing that this traditional knowledge of the Khasis has not been documented so…

India And Her Universal Wisdom

By Salil Gewali Most of us had gathered a lot of misinformation about our country which we have realized, albeit not too late. Thankfully the information from those biased sources which are still held as credible were not ossified enough…