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Children need to be told about Tirot Sing

By Uma Purkayastha It was July 17, 1835. U Tirot Sing, the freedom fighter in the northeast region, died in British custody in Dacca Jail at the age of around 42. No picture other than the death report is available regarding the great hero.…

TREES ARE NOT DISPENSABLE

By Proloy Bagchi When things reach an edge, Delhi’s civil society comes together to rally and protest for public causes. In 2011, the rampant corruption in the Manmohan Singh government threw up a Gandhian Anna Hazare who was agitating in…

Higher Education growth remains inhibited

By Lalit Sethi Are too many rules, procedures and regulatory authorities inhibiting the growth of higher education through new universities, autonomous colleges and institutions of excellence, besides financial constraints? To…

Riposte to a rejoinder

Editor,   Apropos to the letter ‘Rejoinder’(ST July 13, 2018) which was specifically meant for me and the subsequent stinging remarks at the end, I  feel obliged to explore more on my stand. First of all the intention of my article was less…

GLEE IN GETTING ‘HINDU PAKISTAN’ ON A PLATTER

  By Sushil Kutty   The “dominant religion” in the Congress is not ‘Hinduism’. Cannot be Islam either. That leaves Christianity. And there are no symbols of that Abrahamic religion in the Congress. If at all the Congress is ‘cross’, it’s…

REJOINDER

Editor, I am glad that my article, “Religion and Culture” (ST July 6, 2018) has generated a lot of critical reflections on the topic. At least my objective of creating awareness among our Khasi people regarding the dangerous developments in…

“Entrepreneurship in Meghalaya”

BY Samran Sing Syiem Meghalaya has so much to offer; from natural resources to human resources, the state has it all. However, these resources and potentials are not being utilized and channelized in the right direction. A cursory look at…

THERE IS KILLING TO BE MADE IN REALTY

  By Sushil Kutty   So far no ghosts! But that’s standard ghost-behaviour. The first “sightings” of ghosts in Charki-Dadri, where two aircraft fell after colliding midair, killing over 300, were reported nearly two-and-a-half months after…

Designated space for hawkers  

Editor, Many are of the opinion that the hawkers need to be given a space of their own where they can do business freely without any fear of eviction as well as without causing any inconvenience to others. One is also mindful of the fact…

Need to Revive the Tradition of Khasi Nongbah

The Shillong City we have today was not the traditional Capital (Nongbah) of the Khasis; it was not even the capital of the erstwhile Hima Shillong. It was the Capital of the British colonial administration, established only in 1864 when…