Uninformed article

 Editor, Sitting in Jammu, I chanced upon a write-up by Keshav Pradhan (Looking Northeast, eyeing development) in the Chandigarh edition of the Times of India recently. The article speaks of the challenges facing Prime Minister Modi in his…

AGRICULTURE AND JOB GENERATION MUST GET PRIORITY

MODI NEEDS TO GIVE A BIG PUSH IN SECOND YEAR By S. Sethuraman   No sooner had the organized nationwide trumpeting of “achievements” of its first year, countered by a cacophonous opposition, died down, the Modi Government  is up against…

Environment-friendly lifestyle

By H H Mohrmen In the run up to the World Environment Day celebrations in the state, the Government through the respective district Basin Development Units is organizing various programmes under the Meghalaya Green Mission (MGM). The goal,…

Fill in this form, join Osama bin Laden

By M J Akbar One of the most extraordinary documents to emerge in recent years is the application form for a job in Osama bin Laden's Jihad. It was found  in the trove that Americans captured when they stormed and killed the most wanted man…

Women, VAB and Society

Editor, I attended the VAB consultation called by TUR on May 26, 2015 and took back a few observations, which I hope you will allow me to share here. In light of the recent gender question with regards to women's participation in the…

VAB- A belated Act

Editor, All this talk about empowerment of Rangbah Shnong is really too much ado about nothing. It only helps to highlight our (through our elective representatives’) lack of understanding of what electoral politics is all about. We have…

High Court to our rescue!

Editor I congratulate the Meghalaya High Court for taking this momentous step to ban the media from propagating bandhs, road blocks, etc. The local media has been guilty of ensuring the success of illegal bandh calls in Meghalaya…

Bandhs, the way to empowerment

Editor, We all need to give a big hand and congratulate all those organizations who call for bandhs, strikes, road blockades etc.....which according to their wise minds is a freedom to demonstrate their " free expression of democracy "…

Anatomy of a Disappearance, and a Reappearance

By David Bergman and Muktadir Rashid A week ago, Salahuddin Ahmed, a joint general secretary of Bangladesh's main opposition party who had been 'missing' for two months after allegedly being picked up by his country's law enforcement…
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