Witness to the change

One hundred and fifty years ago, Garo Hills became an independent district under a new law, the Garo Hills Act, 1869. The entire region — bounded on the north and west by Goalpara district of Assam, on the south by Mymensingh district of…

Experience sea salt’s versatility in beauty care

Sea salt is naturally found in sea water and accounts for about 3.5 per cent of the world’s oceans. Originally, it is colourless, odourless and translucent having a distinct and characteristic taste. Sea salt is also found in different…

’71 war: Untold story

By MR Narayan Swamy Operation — The Untold Story of India’s Covert Naval War in East Pakistan is an explosive book that uncovers, for the first time, a major covert war the Indian Navy waged in 1971 to help give birth to Bangladesh as an…

Unsung couple of old Shillong

Sri Aurobindo Ghose, a great revolutionary son of Mother India, was born on August 15, 1872. He turned to a great Yogin from a revolutionary and spent most part of his life in confinement and meditation, and came to be known as Rishi…

How Plato & Aristotle impacted political analysts

By Sauro Dasgupta State’ may be defined as a political society comprising groups of people whose lives, activities and programmes are controlled by a single unit, which may be an individual, organisation or administrative body.

Tackling the Traffic Mess of Shillong

By T.B. Subba The residents of Shillong and its visitors have been subjected to hours of delay while travelling through the city for over a decade now, except on Sundays. The case of Shillong is of course not unique in India, as almost all…

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Right to Internet connectivity

Editor, In a landmark judgment Justice P V Asha of the Kerala High Court said that the right to access internet using mobile phones is a fundamental right under the Constitution and also it is the right to privacy and the right to…

Seat belt not viable in taxis 

Editor, Deb’s letter, “Traffic woes: Some suggestions” (ST Sep 19, 2019), are very appropriate suggestions. But the imposition on the use of seat belt for taxis in the city with radius of 8Km from the General Post Office faces…
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