Sunday canvas

Veritable verses

Ananya S Guha reviews a collection of S Chandramohan’s powerful social poetry  S CHANDRAMOHAN is an English poet based in India. His poems reflect thesocio-political struggles of the marginalized, the working class and thenomadic  outcasts  of the World who are victimized and then forgotten asnations clash and wage relentless war. His work has been profiled in various publications around the globe. Chandramohan’s poems are [Full Article...]

August calm

 An evening of flute music soothed Shillong, says Kit Shangpliang, member of experimental fusion band Summersalt IN A town stacked with guitars and drum kits, flute music arrived again with a refreshing taste, when Afghanistan’s renowned flautist Pakta Zalai and Shillong’s very own Benedict Hynniewta went on stage for the act only comparable to a delightful artistic encounter. It was the treat for the [Full Article...]

Nutritional security

Horticulture scholar S Diengngan, agriculture development officer T Diengngan and biologist B Diengngan underscore the health benefits of fruits FRUITS BEING rich in vitamins and minerals, are branded as protective food. They are wonderful gifts of nature to mankind, packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and many phytonutrients (Plant-derived micronutrients). Realizing the worth of fruits in human health, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recommended [Full Article...]

Josbina Sangma

- Janet Moore Hujon Like so many of us you were once unknown Yet your life was familiar to those who loved you Your children, your mother, your husband, And maybe the thirsty traveller out-or-homeward bound Stopping by for the cup of tea you brewed In that remote neglected part of our world Now suddenly you are national news Your brutalised body the stomping [Full Article...]

Frames of conflict

 Goirick Brahmachari provides a political review of Khasi film Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty RI IS certainly a film one would like to talk about. The nifty treatment of the film which includes a few new-wave cinematographic techniques and some decent editing, comes as a surprise for the viewers.      The film looks at  insurgency  and reconciliation in Northeast India and is set around [Full Article...]

Tales of the Deohans

GREEN CARDAMOMS/Gaurangi Maitra “IN 1900 I was stationed at Dibrugarh, the headquarters of the Lakhimpur district, and soon became well acquainted with this duck. Indeed I had only been a few days in the station when a pair flew over the tennis-courts while we were playing tennis and…”      So wrote Edward Charles Stuart Baker, an officer of the Indian Police Service, in Assam. [Full Article...]

Letter to a river

Amit Biswas wonders why the life-giver does not strike back at its defilers SITTING ON your bank, I marvel at the magnanimous love that you dissipate on everything as you flow along on your determined path. A love that is non-discriminatory and life giving. You do not belong to anyone yet you belong to everyone. Your brisk touch refreshes many emancipated soul and induces [Full Article...]

Pensive about pineapples

A trip to Shillong gets Prateek Swain thinking about developing supply chain for horticulture produce THIS SUMMER holiday, I travelled from Delhi to the Northeast with my first stopover at Shillong, the Scotland of the East. And I experienced why the state is called Meghalaya, the Abode of Clouds.      After landing at Guwahati, we left by road for Shillong. The road was flanked [Full Article...]