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 […]

OPINION: Non availability of vets in Shillong on Sundays, a matter of great concern!

This is the story of many pet owners/lovers (at least in Shillong) who have faced this ordeal not once but several times, especially during weekends when vets choose to take a day off

OPINION: Non availability of vets in Shillong on Sundays, a matter of great concern!

SHWETA RAJ KANWAR | January 8, 2018 He kept nauseating the whole day, unable to consume anything solid; teary eyed and sad faced, he kept staring at me, shivering in the cold January winter as if I was some magician who would be able to ward away his pain and suffering by uttering some weird […]

OPINION | BJP is still people’s choice, Congress is no lesser

OPINION | BJP is still people’s choice, Congress is no lesser

By Subash Deb | December 25, 2017 Elections are a dicey affair. In a pluralistic democracy like India, it is even tougher to predict the accurate outcome, especially when the body politic are mercurial and has the tendency to change their voting decisions in the last minute. In fact, psephologists are a spent force in […]

Of professional dignity and minimum wage: The plight of teachers in Meghalaya

While the status of teachers in countries like China can be ranked as equal to that of a doctor, in India, teachers are considered as Civil Servants but ‘the package and respect’ is not quite like that of an IAS officer who also happens to be a Civil Servant.

Of professional dignity and minimum wage: The plight of teachers in Meghalaya

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Brooks Adams There is a saying that one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. And if you ask me, I would say teaching is the toughest yet noblest profession. Their role is […]

OPINION | Alcohol and Broken Homes

OPINION | Alcohol and Broken Homes

~~By Natasha Dkhar A pint of beer, a peg of whiskey/scotch. Yes, many of us know the, “oh so wonderful feeling” that we get when each sip of this magic like potion passes down our throat. Debates and arguments tend to begin, people start showing off their amazing skills in foreign languages and in some […]