Meet Excelicia, the Shillong artist who mesmerised London

Meet Excelicia, the Shillong artist who mesmerised London

Rishida Excelicia Cunville is an accomplished composer, pianist, singer and theatre artist from Shillong who  has gone unnoticed in her hometown even as she has been making a name for herself in Bangalore and other cities in India and also internationally. Her father, the late Dr Hamlet Bareh Ngapkynta, was a Padma Shri awardee, a […]

Lost Souls – Halloween Overshadows All Souls’ Day.

Lost Souls – Halloween Overshadows All Souls’ Day.

Pauline M November 1. I scroll down my homepage on Facebook. Halloween pictures of people on my friends list…of them, their children, their friends, their neighbours, even their pets fill the page. I look at the names and mentally tick off places where they live in – New York, London, Singapore, Dublin, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bengaluru…wait! […]

Tripura: 10 scams which tainted Manik Sarkar’s clean image

Tripura: 10 scams which tainted Manik Sarkar’s clean image

AGARTALA: Tripura’s Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is popularly known as the poorest Chief Minister in the country. He donates maximum money which he gets as his salary to the party fund leaving only Rs. 5,000 for his own household. A man wearing white kurta pajama with clean and honest ideology – that’s the picture instilled […]

5 Meghalaya Politicians and their famous look alike

5 Meghalaya Politicians and their famous look alike

1. Ampareen Lyngdoh and Jassi Jaisi koi nahi’s Mona Singh 2. R.G Lyngdoh and Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games) 3. Purno Sangma and Wong Yat-fei (Shaolin Soccer)  4. D.D Lapang and Simpsons’ Milhouse 5. Vincent Pala and Freddie Mercury  Also see: 10 reasons that prove you grew up in the 80s in Shillong  

Amur falcons: The ‘esteemed guests’ of Nagaland

Amur falcons: The ‘esteemed guests’ of Nagaland

Pangti village is the largest village in Wokha district of Nagaland, but its name is known and famous for a different reason. It is one of the first villages in Wokha district that took the step of conserving the Amur falcons, earning the prestigious Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Earth Heroes Award, 2014 in “Save the species […]

Good Girls Do Not Drink In India?

Good Girls Do Not Drink In India?

Indira Laisram A teenage girl walks out of a bar; she is molested and beaten up by some 20 men. Her crime: she was at a bar. A passerby records and uploads the video, the images of which are horrific. The men are having a field day pulling the girl by the hair, groping, slapping […]

P.A. Sangma, Rio mum on beef row

P.A. Sangma, Rio mum on beef row

NEW DELHI: Amid the controversy over cow slaughter and the consumption of beef following the alleged lynching of a man, the issue has not seen any NDA allies from the north east speak up. The region has the highest number of beef consumers. Most MPs of parties allied to the BJP refused to comment on […]