With elections round the corner, Meghalaya rolls development of a pretentious nature!

With elections round the corner, Meghalaya rolls development of a pretentious nature!

~~By Ibankyntiew Mawrie SHILLONG, July 25, 2017: Development in Meghalaya is something people laugh about. Though, the words ‘Progress and Development’ do come out time and again, the sad thing is that, the assurances to lead the people into (Canaan –  promised land/prosperous Meghalaya) only comes out during seminars and workshops. They are merely reduced […]

Assam: From Superstitious Black Magic to Brutal Rape, where is Assam’s Dignity?

Assam: From Superstitious Black Magic to Brutal Rape, where is Assam’s Dignity?

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar July 24, 2017: Assam, an important destination in Northeast India has numerous reasons to be proud of- from talents ranging from entrepreneurs to academicians; the state has given the nation every reason to look up to it. But, it has also become an infamous destination for reasons more than one. After […]

Northeast Indian youth lured into life of modern day slavery in mainland India- What is the solution?

Northeast Indian youth lured into life of modern day slavery in mainland India- What is the solution?

By Mewanshwa Kharshiing The disparity of unemployment in Northeast India has pushed many to look for better prospects in mainland India. Unemployment is not only the factor that has given rise to mass exodus of our youth to mostly cosmopolitan cities in search for better prospects as militancy and underdevelopment as well as lack of […]

Is India Ready for a War? Indian Army’s capability to take on any enemy shows contradicting views!

Is India Ready for a War? Indian Army’s capability to take on any enemy shows contradicting views!

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar July 22, 2017: With the Dokalam stand off in Sikkim between India and China stretching over a month now since July 16, the situation is becoming tense and, if we go by the talks, a war like situation may arise. China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the […]

Exercise Jalrahat 2016: A major disaster for the Assam government!

Exercise Jalrahat 2016: A major disaster for the Assam government!

-By Christopher Gatphoh Exercise Jalrahat 2016,  a joint initiative taken by the Assam government and the Armed Forces in mitigating disasters turned to be an eye wash for the state government. National Disaster Management Policy – 2016 which stressed on understanding disaster risks, disaster risk reduction and preparedness was nothing much but a show of […]

Meghalaya: A Movement on Animal Rights has begun- Is the Government Listening?

Meghalaya: A Movement on Animal Rights has begun- Is the Government Listening?

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar “The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: That’s the essence of humanity”-  George Bernard Shaw. Jimmy, my pet canine was more than just a pet for me- he was my friend, my companion in times of grief who gave me […]

IPFT’s state demand : culmination of Tripura’s ethno-centric politics

IPFT’s state demand : culmination of Tripura’s ethno-centric politics

-By Tapas Dey A great political scientist had once perceptively commented ‘ the question of national sovereignty is uncompromisable’. It is truly so as evident from historical records. The point is illustrated tellingly by the case of Tripura and its ethno-centric politics. It is now an axiom of history that Tripura had a sprinkling of […]

Tripura :Trozan Horses and fifth columnists in; BJP heads for trouble!

Tripura :Trozan Horses and fifth columnists in; BJP heads for trouble!

-By Tapas Dey July 9, 2017: The illusion of fast-paced growth ostensibly achieved by BJP over the past one year seems headed for an early end with the entry of six Trozan Horses headed by Sudip Roy Barman and lone Congress legislator and rank opportunist Ratan Lal Nath. All these elements who destroyed Congress over […]