Sunday canvas

Movie mania

The Indian Panorama Film Festival in Shillong made an impact despite being scaled down, says Joe Hynniewta THE THIRD edition of the Indian Panorama Film Festival in Shillong had a cozier feel to it this year. Although scaled down in size, its scope was no less important and was able to reach thousands of students and film enthusiasts over three days.      Organised at [Full Article...]

Trendsetting film

Aisa Yeh Jahaan, a Hindi film with a Northeast connection, is all set for release, says Lipika Ajmera HINDI FILM ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan’, produced by Maya Kholie from Arunachal Pradesh and directed by Biswajeet Bora has almost reached the final stage of its making. The film is scheduled for release in next couple of months.      Bora said that the film is in the [Full Article...]

The unnoticed

The porters of Iewduh are almost invisible, say Melari S Nongrum and Marbabiang Syiemlieh of MLCU’s Department of Social Work IN THE busy paths of Iewduh, one could see the line of men and women selling fruits and vegetables. People from all walks of life throng their way to buy their delicacies. For many sellers in Iewduh, after a long day, they have to [Full Article...]

My one, my only, my everything

For so long, I wished for the day. The day that our love would find its way. From my heart and into your soul, The feeling so strong, I had no control. When then that day came, when I found you again, I vowed never to make the same mistake. I knew I would never let you go, For my life is now complete [Full Article...]

Doctor dread

Moushumi Chakraborty recounts how medical negligence in Shillong almost killed her mother  PARENTS ARE God’s most precious gifts to children. But how do you describe the pain, fear, anguish and helplessness that some children go through when they see their loved ones struggling with excruciating pain every single day especially because of incompetence of certain doctors (read quacks)?      Here is a story of [Full Article...]

Indian science

India celebrates National Science Day on February 28 but few are aware of the contribution of modern scientists, says Shatavisha Chakravorty SINCE TIME immemorial science and technology has profoundly influenced the course of human civilization. Science and technology has been an integral part of Indian civilization over the past several millennia. We are all aware that India was the fountainhead of several fundamental scientific [Full Article...]

From Italy with love

Raisa Daimary recounts the experience of 12 undergraduate students gastronomic trip to Meghalaya that NESFAS had facilitated FROM FEBRUARY 16-23, a few of the rural communities of Meghalaya played host to 12 undergraduate students from the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UniSG), Bra, Italy, who were on an academic tour. The visit was facilitated by Shillong-based North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) that [Full Article...]

Renovated shrine

Jiengkieng-based Sree Narayana Guru Cultural Centre has renamed the landmark temple as Baidyanatheswar Shiva Mandir  An old Shiva temple on Turha Compound at Lower Nongrim Hills was been renovated and rededicated to the people on the day of Mahashivaratri. The renovation was an initiative of Sree Narayana Guru Cultural Centre (SNGCC), a socio-cultural organization working for the development of the downtrodden people of the [Full Article...]