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My Motherland Oh how beautiful the landscapes, The hidden and unexplored caves, Beautiful waterfalls cascades, The blessed and wonderful place. Meandering rivers flow swiftly, Rivulets, streams flowing slowly, Hills are covered with…

Sorry but our hands are tied

Here in Chickasaw County, a deal ain’t done until the two parties have shook hands. Even after all that paper signing… It don’t mean shit if you don’t shake my hand.” Mississippi slave owner Calvin Candie, played by Leonardo DeCaprio in…

Don’t blame them for our plight

By Dr Uttam Saikia They are so plentiful, yet we know so little; they are so beneficial yet we despise them so much! Unquestionably, no other animal fits better than bat to the above narrative. With over 1,400 species and counting, bats…

Gobo & the flying toadstool

PART I Hello! Friends… How are you? Have you ever travelled in an airplane or a helicopter? I am sure you must have. But have you ever travelled in a toadstool? Yes! You have read it right, ‘a toadstool!’ C’mon I am sure you have not!…

Lord almighty

Religion and politics have always been together, like twin siblings, since the time of the great political scientist Chanakya, who has elaborately and shamelessly explained how the hoi polloi’s religious faith can be exploited for political…

Magic words & a song for two

By Jonathan Donald Syiemlieh Sasanka Das is an artiste making his mark in the independent music scene, originally from Assam, this singer-songwriter is well on his way with the launch of his maiden extended play (EP) in 2018-2019 titled…

Right time to bond with family

The cases of coronavirus originated from Wuhan in China last year. At first, people took the matter lightly as they did not know how dangerous it could be. When they realised the danger, coronavirus had already infected many people in…

Health tips on Yoga Day

How often do we consider yoga as a tool to enhance beauty, mental peace and boost immunity? Our immune system is of utmost importance and plays a significant role in keeping us fit, beautiful and healthy. While there are many ways to stay…

Comic relief

By Heather C Phanwar Cartoons, which are precursors of comic books, were popular from the beginning of 1800s. The first comic strip was published in the mid-19th century in Europe. The history of Khasi comic books does not go beyond the…

Experience entrepreneurship

Rida Gatpoh is an unusual entrepreneur. There is neither glamour in her endeavour nor corporatisation of her work, which is more inter-personal and rooted to tradition. Gatpoh, who is based in Thad village that is about 13 km from Umsning,…