Of pain, hope and survival- Story of a gay boy from Meghalaya!

Of pain, hope and survival- Story of a gay boy from Meghalaya!

By Jared Massar | November 9, 2017 I am a Khasi-Assamese gay boy from Meghalaya and I am a Christian. My experience of ethnic and sexual identity is qualitatively different from other heterosexual minorities and from most LGBTQIA+ individuals. As a young queer individual belonging to an ethnic minority, I have been mistreated on the basis […]

One year of Demonetization, a surgical strike on black money which failed due to poor implementation!

One year of Demonetization, a surgical strike on black money which failed due to poor implementation!

by Subhash Chandra Agrawal | November 8, 2017 Objections were made, and rightly too, when higher demonization rupees 500-note was introduced for the first time in the year 1987, followed by re-introduction of rupees-1000 note in the year 2000 after being demonetized in the year 1978. No other advanced or sensible country has currency in units […]

Meghalaya: Increasing waste generation in tourist spots of Shillong, an emerging threat!

Meghalaya: Increasing waste generation in tourist spots of Shillong, an emerging threat!

-By Stefan WannLyngdoh and Gardinia Nongbri Tourism in Meghalaya has been witnessing expansion over the years. The increase in tourist brings resultant economic gains to the state’s exchequer. The aesthetic beauty and hilly landscape of the state attract tourists from all parts of the world. However, with the increase in tourist inflow, the amount of […]

HEALTH | Five tips to become your own stress buster

HEALTH | Five tips to become your own stress buster

-By Dr. Hariprasad Stress is one of the major factors that can adversely affect a person’s health both mentally and physically. The most common outcomes of stress are lack of concentration, irritation, body aches, and headaches, drastic change in appetite and mood swings. The consequences of stress are compounded further if it is not treated at […]

Health | Know what to eat for good oral health

Health | Know what to eat for good oral health

Good oral health is extremely essential to our everyday lives. Apart from brushing twice a day and flossing, what we eat plays a big role in keeping our teeth healthy. Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin, according to The Independent, has revealed which foods we should be consuming to do so. You may be surprised by […]

ASSAM | ‘Sorry Aussies…Do not form any wrong opinion about Assam cricket fans”- An apology from a disabled cricket fan

ASSAM | ‘Sorry Aussies…Do not form any wrong opinion about Assam cricket fans”- An apology from a disabled cricket fan

-By Subhadeep Dutta ‘Do not form any wrong opinions on the cricket fans of Assam. The people of Assam are great fans of your team‘– A message to the Australian cricket team from a cricket fan Abhijeet Gotani, who hails from Silchar in Assam and who cannot speak or hear. The Australian cricket team had […]

ECONOMY | Eating out could get cheaper with 12 % reduction in GST

ECONOMY | Eating out could get cheaper with 12 % reduction in GST

NEW DELHI, October 18, 2017: Eating out is expected to get less taxing, with the GST Council likely to back a reduction in the levy on restaurants from 18% to 12% and withdrawal of the input tax credit facility available to eateries. The proposed change in the tax rate, discussed by a specially constituted group of state […]

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