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Teaching in the times of COVID19

  Editor, We have all been reading and hearing about how various schools and colleges are reaching out to their students. Online classes, courses, education apps are all dominating the airwaves now. And rightly so! However, what does one…

Accuracy of the Covid19 tests

A person testing for Covid19 while wishing he is negative would also want to get an accurate result – whether negative or positive. Hence the accuracy of the lab tests are of utmost importance given their role in helping to halt the…

CALL OF DUTY

Br. Solomon Morris “No brother, most of the boys are not reading or doing their assignments. They are not even looking at the videos and the links to study sites that are being sent by their teachers. They are busy with COD and…

Oh Mother! It’s a hard, hard life!

  By Mankular Lamin Gashnga That life is stranger than a movie or a dream is both a serendipity and foreboding. That the coronavirus has happened however, has proven that the latter is more likely, as Murphy’s law states, anything…

Desperately Needed: All-Disease Warriors

  Editor, It is commendable that the ‘corona warriors’ are at the forefront in this battle against the Coronavirus. It is lamentable though that stigmatisation perpetrated by paranoid citizens, particularly against doctors and nurses…

STIMULUS, CORRUPT SYTEMS

Quite possibly, the huge tranches of stimulus measures announced by the Centre to help the nation overcome the Covid-linked lockdown would be more of a lure now to those who are waiting in the wings to make a killing out of this. The…

The Pandemic & the Goodness in Every Human

By HH Mohrmen Many of us base our judgments on past experiences and therefore find it hard to still believe that there is goodness in every human. Perhaps we have encountered too many bad experiences that make us doubt and have…

  ANOTHER PATHETIC SHOW BY NIRMALA SITHARAMAN

  By K Raveendran   South Indian superstar Rajinikanth is known for his punch dialogues. His fiery one-liner “When I say something once, it is like saying it a hundred times” in his chart-buster Baasha movie has almost become part of…

Reopening of educational institutions

Editor, In the past few days, there have been mixed reactions on the reopening of schools in Meghalaya. Some are against, while some are for it, with certain guidelines to be followed by different schools. Looking from the syllabus point…

Digital education an exclusive privilege

By Albert Thyrniang We are seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases in India. The curve is not flattening. Community transmission is perhaps already happening. Infection is expected to peak in June-July. Normalcy will not return soon. There is a…