IN PICTURES>> The story of ‘Blooming city Shillong’ from the beholder’s eye!

IN PICTURES>> The story of ‘Blooming city Shillong’ from the beholder’s eye!

July 10, 2017: Shillong, the capital town of Meghalaya, often known as the ‘Pine city’ has a charm that does not fail to enchant and bewitch its inhabitants. Where greenery and beauty is, but a natural phenomena, the town holds a different ambiance when in full bloom. Below are some clicks by Hrista Deb Barman, […]

Meghalaya: Increasing sexual offences – What makes children easy ‘targets’?

Meghalaya: Increasing sexual offences – What makes children easy ‘targets’?

SHILLONG, Jul 3, 2017: A broken home, a disorganised family life can invite a predator to prey on the weak and vulnerable and children often end up as victims. Why crime against Children in the state is on the rise? An analysis shows that the minor victims of sexual abuse and molestation are often children […]

Meghalaya: “I will never be able to forget my horrifying encounter at Delhi Golf Club,” Tailin Lyngdoh

Meghalaya: “I will never be able to forget my horrifying encounter at Delhi Golf Club,” Tailin Lyngdoh

Shillong, July, 01, 2017: 50-year-old Tailin Lyngdoh from Meghalaya who was humiliated by the Delhi Golf Club staff has said that it will be difficult to erase from her memory the horrifying episode which she had to encounter. ‘I will never be able to erase this horrifying episode from my life. The scar will always […]

Assam: 1.4 lakh ‘Doubtful Voters’- How authentic are the numbers; Is Violence a solution?

Assam: 1.4 lakh ‘Doubtful Voters’- How authentic are the numbers; Is Violence a solution?

-Shweta Raj Kanwar July 1, 2017: The Nationality of a section of the population in India is still doubted and as per the Election Commission of India, they have been branded as doubtful citizens and have been categorized as D-voters thereby barring them from casting their votes and having a say in the upcoming elections. […]

Kovind as President a foregone conclusion; Oppn tries face-saving tactic by fielding another Dalit

Kovind as President a foregone conclusion; Oppn tries face-saving tactic by fielding another Dalit

As the clock ticks for election of the 14th President of India  on July 17 the war of words between the political parties in the country has dominated the political landscape of the nation even as the race to field Dalit candidates has just begun.  So how does the Presidential election play out in the North Eastern […]

Use of ‘child soldiers’ by HNLC & GNLA: A worrying trend for Meghalaya

Use of ‘child soldiers’ by HNLC & GNLA: A worrying trend for Meghalaya

SHILLONG, June 10 2017: With police reports suggesting that the banned militant outfit — Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) is in its last leg, the outfit has adopted the style of another banned outfit– GNLA, by recruiting ‘child soldiers’ into the force. According to a Facebook post published by HNLC publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw on June […]

The curious case of Bachu Marak: BJP’s version of the femme fatale — BY PATRICIA MUKHIM

The curious case of Bachu Marak: BJP’s version of the femme fatale — BY PATRICIA MUKHIM

By Patricia Mukhim After Bernard Marak his fellow rebel Bachu Marak, the President of the BJP’s North Garo Hills District  has also shot to national fame after resigning from the BJP. So you have to grant it to this national party which preaches a superior political righteousness, for catapulting personalities formerly known for pulling the […]

The Ugly Truth! Of bio-diversity hotspots and Degrading Environment in Meghalaya

The Ugly Truth! Of bio-diversity hotspots and Degrading Environment in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, June 05: In a war where nature is concerned, human greed is the enemy and resolving the problems of climate change is the ultimate goal, victory can be achieve only through a joint intervention of all stakeholders — in one word — Humans. In these lines, Meghalaya’s  renowned environmentalist and member of the Meghalaya People’s Environment […]