CM Sarbananda Sonowal’s faux pas about Assam being the largest state in the NE

CM Sarbananda Sonowal’s faux pas about Assam being the largest state in the NE

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in all good intention we are sure, recently tweeted “Assam being the largest state of the NE…” This leads us to believe one of the two things, either Arunachal Pradesh (83,743 km² in area) has ‘surrendered’ some territory to its neighbour China making Assam (78,438 km² in area) the largest state in […]

Assam Government: Beyond the wave of change lies deep water of reality

Assam Government: Beyond the wave of change lies deep water of reality

Finally, a new government is in Assam riding on the ‘wave of change’. The definition of ‘change’ was not clear, but it seems it was a desire to see a non-Congress govt. in the power. Interestingly, there is not much change in terms of individual politics or even in party politics. As for example, people […]

Aussie woman Samantha Gash to finish India Run in Shillong

Aussie woman Samantha Gash to finish India Run in Shillong

In 2011, Samantha Gash made her first trip to India. She was participating in the Ladakh Marathon, one of the highest and toughest ultra marathons in the world. A 72 km non-stop run across high altitude, it is said that the Leh-Ladakh marathon tests the limits of human endurance.  Of course, Samantha was not new […]

Are people from Shillong aware of other marginalized communities?

Are people from Shillong aware of other marginalized communities?

That the tribes and communities of Northeast India have been marginalized and haven’t received sufficient aid (monetary and otherwise) by the ‘mainland’ and the Central Government is a fact that is being recognized across the country. More people are becoming aware of the region, getting to know about the various cultures and customs that exist […]

Exclusive interview with the initiators of CollegeDoor, an Assam based start-up

Exclusive interview with the initiators of CollegeDoor, an Assam based start-up

The aftermath of result declaration is often followed by a hullabaloo among the student community running from college door-to-door for admissions. Often, it becomes difficult for the students to gain access to various colleges that are located out of the domains of their territory hence leaving them impaired and they miss out on various opportunities. […]

The Business of Wildlife

The Business of Wildlife

By Balawan Joshua Mawrie Nature has given a bountiful number of gifts to us and one of them is in the form of wildlife. For many years magnificent beasts have roamed the earth’s oceans and land and yet at the turn of the century, man’s greed has led to the disappearance of many species. One […]

Religion never a basis for discrimination in Shillong

Religion never a basis for discrimination in Shillong

Amid all the din about the UPSC results announced recently, a story that was drowned out was that of Ansar Shaikh, who had to change his surname to a Hindu one to rent a flat in Pune. It is unfortunate that such stories of discrimination are not rare in major cities. Is the situation different […]