2G AND STATE OF THE ECONOMY

As is generally understood, the 2G was a scam of epic proportions; a bribe-taking at the highest level of government in Spectrum allocations, exposed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in 2010. It eventually led to the ouster…

Hindi as link language

Hindi is not the only language spoken in India. This is a fact well established since the 1960s when the southern states of India refused to accept Hindi as the national language. But Amit Shah is known as the steam roller of the NDA…

OIL HIT AND INDIA

Oil prices are set for a hike and this could mean more trouble for the Indian economy. With a set of 10 drones attacking key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, the world’s oil supply remains majorly disrupted. Who did this is not known…

NEIGRIHMS Affairs

After a very long hiatus the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute for Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) has come for discussion in the Meghalaya Assembly. And rightly so!  The Institute is located in Shillong and therefore…

It’s the Economy Stupid

An aspect about which the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is finding itself being on the defensive, more so in its sixth year of running the nation, is the economy. With GDP - the barometer for economic growth on a nose-dive to five per…

Is Education Failing Us and our Environment?

Patricia Mukhim In India, education has been mistaken for the grades that students score in their examinations. That is the end all and be all of education as we see it in our country. Sadly there is no attempt to re-calibrate the idea of…

DEAD TRUCE IN AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan represents one of the world’s darkest geographical landmasses. Warlords called the shots for long years in most parts except in capital Kabul; today it is the Taliban, former rulers for a period, which runs larger parts of the…

Meghalaya Assembly episodes

It is unpardonable that the microphones inside the Assembly building should not work while MLAs are stating their points. It is equally unpardonable that an MLA should lose his cool over the issue and come up with expletives to express his…

Article 371 and the North Eastern states

Article 371 of the Indian Constitution has sections A-J which are aimed at granting special provisions to certain states of India, namely Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra…
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