Sunday canvas

Dance revival

 Carinthia B Nengnong and Doreen M Rapthap on the Beh-‘Sing Khalai dance of Umniuh-Tmar village south of Pynursla SECOND YEAR students of Bachelor of Social Work, St Edmund’s College, went for a rural camp to Umniuh-Tmar village (76km from Shillong) south of Pynursla in East Khasi Hills district. Fifty-nine students accompanied by three teachers participated in the camp from July 1-6 last year.      [Full Article...]

People’s bridge

ON 11 july 2014, villagers of Changsang range and Sangshen range in Nagaland’s Tuensang district, mobilized by ECS, got together at river Yijung to inaugurate a 45-feet long wooden Bailey bridge built solely on their own effort. They had begun work on the bridge in February after waiting in vain for government assistance.      Everyone in the seven villages had a role cut out [Full Article...]

Power play

Avner Pariat on the play Tied organized by the Jingiaseng Samla Nongthymmai Presbyterian Church THE EVENING of July 10 began with a torrent, and though heavy, it did not deter the people who thronged the U Soso Tham Auditorium, perhaps because it was a church event. It was something new for the Nongthymmai Church youth.      The music that led to the evening’s main [Full Article...]

In my city

Dheera Bhowmick waxes eloquent on what she considers the best place on earth  NESTLED AMONG the hills and lush green pine trees, is my chirpy, cheerful and charming city – the choicest one. Beautiful people with magnanimous hearts live here. You lean and look out from the window of any of the houses in the city a whiff of cool ,fresh air will greet [Full Article...]

Infatuation for food

 Amit Biswas guides you through Bengali gastronomical delights  FROM THE cradle of civilization, man’s obsession with food is well known. Rightly so, without food, life’s dynamism is curved and ultimately a person falls dead. During primitive times, taking food was a simple affair of hunt, burn and eats. But, as civilization progressed, man’s gastronomic undertakings became more and more complex. So much so, that [Full Article...]

She wears a jainsem

Mashu Mehrotra reviews Bijoya Sawian’s A Family Secret and Other Stories  SHE WEARS a jainsem. She prays, she sings, she dances. She lives in the matrilineal home, even after marriage, and is a support to her parents. She shelters other less fortunate members of her family. If she falls in love with a handsome stranger, she is brave enough to follow her heart. A [Full Article...]

In search of education

Acquiring it is tougher than it sounds, says Shakira S Islam  THE WORD ‘education’ sounds very simple but to acquire it is a difficult task for many. For this particular article, I would like to recount some of my interesting experiences while studying in different parts of Assam and in Germany. I also recount my more than 25 years of teaching experience in the [Full Article...]

Stay fit with bamboo shoots

Devajyoti Bokolial, who teaches botany at St Anthony’s College, on the nutritional aspects of the ubiquitous grass  BAMBOO SHOOT is a popular vegetable not only in our state, but among the ethnic groups of most of the Asian countries. In recent times it is gaining popularity even in western countries. The tender bamboo shoots are considered a great delicacy. These are consumed fresh as [Full Article...]