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Mother Earth and World Soil Day Musings

 By Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee In 1912 Curley an Indian chef refused to sell any more of his land to the Federal government. He rejected the Government offer for a land cession. The words he said were heart rending, " "The land you see is not…

Much ado about Bharat Mata

Editor, There is so much ado about nothing in the BJP’s plan to portray the so called ‘Bharat Mata’ in traditional attire in Northeast India. ‘Bharat Mata’ or ‘Mother India’ is a new concept brought in by the BJP after it regained political…

Of fake Mr Universe!

Editor,   I am amused to know from your esteemed daily about the participation of one Prasanto Basumatari of Meghalaya in the so-called 'Mr Universe' Body Building Championship. I am associated with the body building sport for about 35…

The Political Gods

By Peter A Dohkrut The apotheoses of Indian politicians may not be openly expressed, but its implied connotation is widely comprehended by intellectuals and perceptive individuals. The question that lingers in my mind is whether the people…

New narratives of history

By Ananya Guha History is a thin wraith today. It has been seamlessly crafted into the politics of the times. Three instances warrant our attention. Firstly the Taj Mahal, secondly the movie Padmavati, and thirdly the temple Somnath. In…

Will the State Govt take a decision on Aadhar?  

Editor, The bold step taken by Hon'ble Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma not to enroll for Aadhaar No. is a move against intrusion into our fundamental rights to privacy. A personal suggestion to the CM is for the State Government of…

Challenge of Christian leadership    

  By Boxter Kharbteng The article by Dr. Prof. Glenn C. Kharkongor — “Meghalaya: Dead Last,”(November 28, 2017) should be an eye-opener, a wake-up call, and a soul-searcher for all the leaders of Meghalaya — particularly in the two…

Land Management and Land Records in India

Beating the Rhetoric The recent Amchang eviction in Guwahati evoked strong reactions from different sections of the society. The image of men, women and children being ejected out of their homes by groups of police, forest and revenue…

Ugly side of Indian politics

Editor, Perhaps nowhere else in the world, would you find politics turning into “mudslinging” as is prevalent in India today. Indian politicians even at the level of the Prime Minister, still indulge in ugly mudslinging. Personal attacks…