Lakadong Turmeric: The golden powder

By H H Mohrmen The story of Lakadong turmeric is a story of a singular and unceasing blessing of nature to the people of Jañtia hills. Lakadong is a gift to the state for the unique plant is endemic to the area. The plant has now become…

Wolves of Meghalaya

By Deepa Majumdar This article is dedicated to the memory of Raju Mondal, and to his co-workers who survived. I live thousands of miles away in another country. But Aminul Islam’s grief-stricken face will remain etched in my mind for a…

Money, not dynasty the problem

Editor, Apropos the letter, "Why promote dynastic politics?" (ST Feb 18, 2021) by Marcellious Kharsati, I have seriously pondered on whether the contention of the author is correct or whether he has a strange fixity of ideas? I tried very…

Stuck in the Wrong Career: It’s Time for a Change

It is quite possible that you might have joined your current job with full enthusiasm but after a few months, the very same job turned out to be a nightmare that is only dragging you down. Many people are often met with the urge of wanting…

Career opportunities in Palaeontology

Palaeontology is the study of prehistoric organisms that thrived in the biosphere of the earth and later transformed into fossils mostly after post mortem burial. Many of these organisms, for example, the giant dinosaurs are extinct, while…

GATEWAY TO SOUTH AMERICA

    By Dr. D.K Giri South America is an unexplored territory for India and likewise this county is looking beyond their former colonial contacts to build new relations. India obviously is an attractive candidate for its plurality,…

The barbaric act at Umoid a disgrace

  By Aiborlang Nongsiej As an educator and a writer from the region of South West Khasi Hills District I condemn the barbaric act committed on the workers at St Xavier’s College, Umoid on the Feb 24, night. The inhuman act of the…

A horrific incident

Editor, The horrific incident that took place at Umoid Village, South West Khasi Hills is shameful and disquieting. Our state has been and still is making a lot of noise over the need to curb the entrance of non-tribal labourers into our…

HOW EXPENSIVE IS INDIA’S VACCINE DIPLOMACY?

  By Ganga Narayan Rath   India is one of the worst affected countries in terms of the number of detected COVID-19 cases and suspected undetected cases whose number far outweigh the former according to reported sero-surveillance…

Shillong a City under siege

Editor, At first it was the commercial vehicles calling for a chakka bandh in protest against  rising fuel prices. For a complete 48 hours the citizens of Shillong were held hostage, unable to go about their day to day business. Crucial…