By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, TNT News | Shillong, March 19, 2018: A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work to see it fulfilled. If Rome was not built in one day, so also dreams and aspirations are not nurtured and fulfilled in one night. It took years for this young man from Meghalaya to […]
If you’re thinking that with the spread of Christianity, the people have renounced their indigenous beliefs, you are wrong! Indigenous beliefs go parallel with Christianity, Margaret remarked.
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie “The greatest question of all is whether our experience on this planet is ‘it’ or whether there is something else. Things in the supernatural realm give support, strangely perhaps, to the things we take on faith” – Art Bell, an American broadcaster and author. To analyse the supernatural traditions and “dark folklore” […]
Meghalaya: ‘U Sier Lapalang’ – A heart breaking myth that shaped the origin of nine major streams and rivers of Shillong!
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, TNT News | SHILLONG: Remember the good old days when we were young and listening to tales told by our elders was our favourite past time activity. Tales and folklores that often left us in awe, wondering what it would be like to be born during that time. One such story that has […]
If a Devalaya ensures purity of soul, a Shauchalaya ensures purity of the body. And both of them are required for a person to lead a meaningful life
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ This popular adage has been used and overused by many people who intend to drive home their respective point and in this context, a more inclusive perception which is– Cleanliness doesn’t necessarily restrict to physical clarity but also purity of the mind and soul. Using the same […]
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, TNT News, | Shillong, Dec 30, 2017: One hundred and fifty years ago, a warrior from erstwhile Jaintia Kingdom in Meghalaya gave his life for his country, an ultimate sacrifice which till date serves as a reminder of the exemplary display of courage, bravery and the confession of an unconditional love for his […]
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, TNT News | Dec 22, 2017: An empowered and well-informed citizen will not become a mute spectator if his/her rights are being taken away or violated, even if it means getting portrayed as a villain or an obstacle to development. Exercising their rights are a handful of ‘odd’ villagers who have been […]
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.
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 […]
U Soso Tham was born in 1873 in Sohra. U Soso Tham serves as an inspiration for many through his writings and retrospection of ‘what was, what is and what is to come’. U Myllung (poet) Soso Tham is basically remembered for his beautiful poems. He died in 1940 and Like every year, this year too, the 77th death anniversary of the legendary Khasi poet is being observed across Khasi Hills.
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, TNT News | SHILLONG, Dec 18, 2017: Almost after a century since Khasi Laureate U Soso Tham shared his uncertainties about the future identity of the indigenous tribes of Meghalaya in his writings — ‘Ki Sngi Barim U Hynniewtrep’ (The Olden Days of the Seven Huts), scholars and students alike have expressed […]
All roads lead to Polo! Since vehicles coming from Khyndai Lad, Demseiniong, Mawlai, Pynthor has to converge at Polo, the 15 minutes drive has become a nightmare for drivers and riders alike.
By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, TNT News | Shillong, Dec 15, 2017: The second visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Pine City of Shillong ahead of the 2018 Assembly Polls in the state is indeed something people gossip about these days. While some called his visit as nothing but a political tactic to woo voters, […]