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Platinum Jubilee Special Supplement

Special Supplement on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of The Shillong Times. This will be a year long celebration dedicating to the theme ‘ clean environment ‘ .

A road travelled well but miles to go

August 10, 1945. One man’s vision and conviction, and of course, enterprise birthed The Shillong Times weekly. Thousands of miles away, a community, massacred by America’s show of prowess, was trying to salvage what was left of life after

Is NEC a crumbling council?

By Rahul Karmakar No decade after India’s independence has perhaps impacted the eight-state Northeast as much as the 1970s. The Emergency of 1975 was but a minor factor. The decade saw Meghalaya being carved out of Assam in 1972, the

Circa 1945: The Beginning

During the Golden Jubilee celebrations of The Shillong Times 25 years ago, our Founder Editor Late Sudhindra Bhushan Chaudhuri recounted his early days as a journalist and what spurred him to launch the weekly. He penned down his

Identity conundrum

Relationships between ethnic groups have often met with various setbacks due to distrust… By Samudra Gupta Kashyap Often referred to as the anthropologist’s paradise, Northeastern India not only presents a wonderful ethnic and

TRAILBLAZERS FROM THE NORTH EAST

DIPA KARMAKAR is an Indian artistic gymnast. Karmakar first gained attention when she won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She also won a bronze medal at the Asian Gymnastics Championships and finished fifth at the

GOLDEN GLOVES

“Never Buy Gold. Simply Earn It.”-- Magnificient Mary The 36-year-old MC MARY KOM has been an inspiring force in women's boxing in India. In her 18-year long illustrious career, she has won six World Championships, an Olympic

History of SHILLONG

Born in mid-1860s, the city went through constant metamorphosis to get its present look By B Datta Ray Lure of limestone brought the different warring Europeans, the British, the French, the Portuguese, the Greeks and the Armenians

A journey I did not choose

By Patricia Mukhim Some things are divinely ordained or so I would like to believe. The editorship of this hugely loved (and sometimes much hated too) newspaper, is one such anointment. Until March 19, 2008, I never had the faintest