Congress still fighting fit

The recently concluded GHADC elections have disappointed those in the ruling conglomerate – the NPP, UDP, BJP who believed they were going to sweep the polls. The people of Garo Hills chose to vote for individuals instead of Party. They…

GHADC results, lessons   

The people of Garo Hills have voted wisely for the next set of councilors to the Autonomous District Council. It was a vote for change. New faces have been elected and old ones thrown out. Many sitting MDCs including the former CEM and…

AFGHANISTAN, INDIA

Afghanistan, after long years of occupation, war and militant mayhem, is far from being normal. Taliban factions remain lethal with Pakistani support on the one side and machinations from multiple interests on the other. Despite the long…

What do we do with Education

Patricia Mukhim It is said that education is the escalator to opportunity but what happens when that escalator is broken. Covid has brought all of us to a state where we are groping for answers. The last thing that anyone should do is…

Bank holiday imbroglio

April 12 was a gazetted holiday for employees of the Government of Meghalaya as it was a festival of Shad Suk Mynsiem observed by the followers of the indigenous faith – Niam Khasi, Niamtre. This is one of the major festivals in the…

POLARISATION IN BENGAL

The West Bengal assembly election process has turned out to be a shame on India’s vaunted democratic system; and not just for the firing by security forces that killed five persons in Cooch Behar. The whole polity there is today deeply…

People power defies money power

That a sitting MDC of the GHADC and a former Deputy CEM was roughed up in Chokpot for attempting to buy votes, gives hope that not all voters succumb to money power. The ex-Deputy CEM Augustine Marak was roughed up by the very people that…

SOME HOPE AMID DESPAIR

India is now swinging between hope and hopelessness. As the Covid-19 scenario remains grim, the nation is observing a Tika Utsav, an intensified vaccination programme for four days from Sunday. This is based on discussions PM Modi had…