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Shadows Cast By Cherry Blossoms

By Janet Moore Hujon “By celebrating the Cherry Blossom we are celebrating nature”.  So said Clement Marak, (Minister of Forests and Environment), when he inaugurated the 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival in Meghalaya.  Taken in…

MSC Examination!

Editor, The protest against the age limit set by MPSC for the Meghalaya Civil Service Examination has caught public attention in the last few months.But what is more poignant is the gap between the current notification which came out in…

HOW DO WE SPELL MERIT?

By Poonam I Kaushish Quotas and queues are back on the political platter wherein our netagan are busy indulging in one-upmanship, populist bravado and mindlessness. Doling out promises of reservation like moongphalis to service their…

Arsenic Poisoning in the Northeast

Beating the Rhetoric Arsenic poisoning is a relatively new phenomenon that is being witnessed in the past few decades. However, within this short span of time it has morphed into one of the biggest challenges towards the goal of providing…

Nepotism in Agriculture Department!

Editor,                 It is unbelievable that the current director of the State’s Agriculture department who is said to have officially retired in December last year has oddly defied the superannuation bar and has, instead, been enjoying…

Sanbor Shullai defending the indefensible!  

Editor, In response to my RTI findings, Mr Sanbor Shuillai, MLA, addressed a press conference on 26th October last for explaining his position. As per your newspaper report (ST Oct 27,2014), he has not touched upon any of the glaring…

Growing Migration in Nongpoh

Migration, which is a worldwide issue from time immemorial, is commonly understood as the mobility of individual, group or community from one place to another place. A number of development issues has emerged in the literature on migration,…

‘I was in awe of Hazarika’

Documentary filmmaker Joor Baruah grew up in the Brahmaputra plains. But his inquisitiveness always made him wonder about the life and culture of the unseen “beautiful people” of other northeastern states. Adi: At The Confluence, a…