When Olympic winners are appropriated by leaders

By Rajdeep Sardesai Strongmen populist leaders have a penchant for aligning sporting achievement to their personality cult. Fidel Castro of Cuba is a great example: the ‘revolutionary’ Cuban leader used his country’s success in the boxing…

Mukul and the ensuing assembly polls

Editor, Apropos of the news item, “Congress at crossroads as Mukul weighs his options”, (ST, Sep 21, 2021), the former CM, Dr Mukul Sangma will throw a major surprise that is going to astound one and all prior to the next assembly polls.…

What Mukul didn’t say

By Albert Thyrniang On a Sunday evening in 1992 we were returning from Rongram to Rongkhon (near Tura) on foot. On the way a group of young men (picnickers) in the scenic Ganol river were on the road waiting for public transport (Those…

NEIGRIHMS gets permanent Director..but

Editor, The million-dollar question is whether this Director can reverse the course on which this institution is going for quite a while, especially in the last few years where the interest of a few individuals is paramount. For the…

Bioproducts : Make In Meghalaya

By K.N.Kumar The Government of India (GoI) wants that the entire north-eastern region becomes organic by 2030.Theroadmap laid by the GoI sets very stiff targets for our State – within the next nine years, the State must (1) establish 94…

High fuel taxes an incurable addiction for govts

By K. Raveendran Earning cash through fuel taxes has become an addiction for our governments. Like any addiction, this one is also not amenable to any easy cure. Only shock treatments can do that. Both the Centre and the states have been…

Covid19: Its psychological impact in rural areas

Editor, Humans are social and psychological beings. Since the last two years of this Covid 19 pandemic many lost their precious lives and the economic condition of the people has fallen drastically. As a citizen of the state I do…

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