Home Gardens

  Gratia E. Dkhar For centuries, traditional home gardens are an integral component of food production for rural families. Considered as the oldest form of agroecosystem, it has evolved from the ancient practices of hunters and gatherers…

Strange and irrational

Editor, A number of guest houses and hotels located within thickly populated areas of Greater Laban area of Shillong were notified as quarantine centres after outbreak of COVID 19. One of such centre was set up at Ashiana Guest House,…

Wonder App for students & teachers

Editor, I read with great interest your report, "RKM demonstrates no-internet online classes" (ST Sept 15, 2020). Being not so techno-savvy, I am inclined to believe that this is a timely creation of a software that would be a game-changer…

On Religion – A discourse

By Deepa Majumdar Within the sphere of Time-Space-Causation that hosts human History, there is something perennial about the nature of religion. If church, temple, mosque and other external insignia of the human heart have endured and…

SACRIFICING LONG TERM GOALS FOR SHORT TERM GAINS

      By K Raveendran   The reported remarks by a key Toyota executive in India about how the company looks at its business in the country in view of the high levies on the passenger car segment typically signifies the lack of…

Rights & entitlements of PWDs

Editor, With due respect to the Government of Meghalaya, on behalf of Persons with Disabilities  (PWDs) for the state of Meghalaya, I would like to bring to your kind notice regarding the Chief Minister’s Social Assistance Scheme for…

Critiquing the institution of the RangbahShnong

By Albert Thyrniang “A tradition is kept alive only by something being added to it.” Henry James In July a Rangbah shnong (village headman) in the suburb of the state capital refused to let a person working in Guwahati to attend…

Murky affairs of our District Councils

Editor, I congratulate the BJP President Earnest Mawrie for exposing huge corruption the District Councils in Jaintia Hills and Garo Hills. The charges prima facie appear genuine. More so, since there has not been any contradiction from…