In conversation with Padma Shri awarded writer from Arunachal Pradesh, Mamang Dai.

In conversation with Padma Shri awarded writer from Arunachal Pradesh, Mamang Dai.

Mamang Dai is a poet and novelist who lives in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. She was correspondent with the Hindustan Times, the Telegraph and The Sentinel newspapers and former President, Arunachal Pradesh Union of working journalists. She also worked with World Wide Fund for nature in the Eastern Himalaya Biodiversity Hotspots programme.  Her writings range from […]

Can India tap Northeast’s architectural know-how to minimize the impending Earthquake disaster?

Can India tap Northeast’s architectural know-how to minimize the impending Earthquake disaster?

A mega earthquake is overdue in the Northeast. Can India tap into the region’s architectural know-how to minimize the disaster? August has brought a series of earthquakes to India and its neighbourhood. In the last few weeks the earth has shaken in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana, and eastern India. The last tremor was a 6.8 earthquake […]

Meghalaya: To mine or not to mine- Uranium

Meghalaya: To mine or not to mine- Uranium

The attitude of the current Meghalaya state government in ‘daring’ the UCIL to  mine  at  their  own  risk  is flabbergasting in response to the tender notice  related  to  the  expression  of  interest  (EOI) issued by Uranium Corporation  of  India Limited (UCIL) on the 2nd July, this year. Isn’t the state  government  elected  by the people to look after their […]

India of my Dreams

India of my Dreams

By Sumit Das “What’s happy about Independence Day! There’s still corruption, there’s still poverty.”  was the  reply I got from a slightly ‘grumpy’ friend last  year around this time when I, like most of us sent out a forwarded message about how happy and joyous that day was. Well, call him ‘anti-national’ if you might […]

From being featured in Channel V to becoming a change maker, meet Tshering Wangchuk Lepcha from Sikkim

From being featured in Channel V to becoming a change maker, meet Tshering Wangchuk Lepcha from Sikkim

Tshering Wangchuk Lepcha (37) is a musician, social entrepreneur and a politician from Gangtok, East Sikkim. He is currently the General Secretary of a political party in Sikkim. In Sikkim, he has been seen actively involved in various social initiatives bringing much difference in the society and human lives and thus inspiring many. Born to […]

Comfort Zone- the addictive stimulant

Comfort Zone- the addictive stimulant

The Comfort Zone is an abstract zone or sphere having its existence entirely in an individual’s thoughts , demarcated by himself and in which he finds ease and peace of mind. In layman’s language, it denotes the ‘Comfort’- able zone which is seemingly free from all the discomfort and stark unacceptable realities of life. Beyond the boundary of such […]

GUWAHATI- The newest sporting destination

GUWAHATI- The newest sporting destination

Not a long time back,international sports in Guwahati was limited to an occasional ODI Cricket match every few years and the annual Bordoloi Trophy football tournament. Barring these, not a lot of events ( local or national) could command crowd presence. In a nutshell, a sports enthusiast in Guwahati had to fill his/her appetite with whatever the ‘idiot […]

Communication: Face-to- face or Facebook

Communication: Face-to- face or Facebook

Today, even children, as young as five-six years (or probably younger) are taking a strong liking towards social media. Social media has revolutionized the way we interact with one another. Gone are the days when people used to sit together for long hours, chatting on any topic, under the sun. There are multiple reasons for the change in […]