Meghalaya to get its first LPG bottling facility

Meghalaya to get its first LPG bottling facility

SHILLONG, December 11, 2017: The Centre has sanctioned Rs 75 crores especially in the rural areas of the state for setting up a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Meghalaya which will help increase the clean fuel’s penetration. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was inked between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and the state government […]

CULTURE | Five Facts on Hornbill Festival

CULTURE | Five Facts on Hornbill Festival

1. ‘Hornbill’ derived its name from a bird which is one of the largest festival celebrated by the indigenous warrior tribe of Nagaland. This festival is particularly respected by the Nagas which also reflects their tribal folklore, colorful dances and soothing folk songs. This festival is celebrated every year from December 1-10. The Hornbill festival […]

From Bidhan to Swati, Assam’s young trans activist is on her way to battling stereotypes using Law as a tool!

Bidhan Baruah's continuous efforts as a trans activist have begun to bear fruits as the Assam social welfare department recently held a meeting with Bidhan and discussed the trans community's problems in detail

From Bidhan to Swati, Assam’s young trans activist is on her way to battling stereotypes using Law as a tool!

By SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | November 27, 2017 “The fight for justice for the Transgender community is largely invisible to our fellow citizens, despite the rampant discrimination of trans people- those whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth”- Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, former United States Army soldier who was born as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Northeast India sees clash of opinions between Animal lovers & Fire Cracker lovers this Diwali

Northeast India sees clash of opinions between Animal lovers & Fire Cracker lovers this Diwali

-By Shweta Raj Kanwar October 11, 2017: Diwali, also known as the festival of lights is a practice not only followed by the Hindus but by people from all sections of society irrespective of their religion, caste or creed. This festival of lights has however drawn flak in the recent past from various sections of […]