Musings on Meghalaya’s lop-sided development

By Albert Thyrniang On a recent day trip to Shillong with six students from Karbi Anglong our first stop was the Elephant Falls. I was surprised that the entry fee is Rs 100 per person. In the 1990s it was free. Next was Shillong peak.…

Meghalaya a sports unfriendly State

By Barnes Mawrie The origin of sports goes back to pre-historic age, some 15,300 years ago. Remaining depictions of Sumerian civilization (3000 BCE) show that sports was common among them. The Egyptians (2000 BCE) used to have various…

United by parking problems

Editor, As one visionary says, "Population grows but the land does not." This also applies to vehicles and roads in towns and cities all over India particularly hill stations like Shillong. The number of new vehicles plying on the same…

Saving ourselves from ourselves

By Toki Blah The English language has a beautiful phrase describing futile attempts to change something that refuses to be changed. It’s called “Whistling against the wind”. The Yanks of course express the same feeling in a much cruder,…

[email protected]: Fighting nepotism, corruption

By Jagdish Rattanani Seventy-five years of Independence marks a significant milestone in the history of a nation rising. We can quibble over past events, remain distraught about the present socio-political strains or look to the future to…

India @ 75: Anything forced is not freedom

Editor, While I pay my utmost respect to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom I also reaffirm my fundamental duty to respect the Constitution and the Tri-Colour (Flag). For over 30 years in these Hills (Hynniewtrep Land),…

On VIP interaction with the common man

Editor, Meghalayan readers of our local papers were hugely embarrassed and discomfited to read of Union Minister of State for Jal shakti and Tribal Affairs, Bishweswar Tudu’s angry reaction towards Meghalaya officers making a muddle of…

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