Dilemma of long COVID

Editor, A recent study published in the Lancet’s journal eclinicalmedicine highlighted that patients who were affected by the Covid virus can report over 200 symptoms post COVID known as ‘Long COVID’. From visual hallucinations, heart…

Why no protest on price rise?

Editor, For the common man there is no respite. Prices of vegetables have shot up again with carrots selling at Rs 100 a kg and other vegetables selling at a premium simply because there are relaxations and more buyers. The prices of meat,…

Incentives & penalties

By Dr S. Saraswathi UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, launching the State’s Population Policy stated, “We should not forget that increase in population contributes to poverty in society. Hence, until all sections are made…

Impact and influence of social media

By Kaustov Kashyap We are currently in the golden age of the Internet and social media. Conventional media such as newspapers, magazines and TV are on the path of being redundant. Today, social sites such as Facebook and Twitter are…

Is Government waiting for natural death of HNLC?

By Albert Thyrniang Now and then The Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) seeks public attention through IED attacks. The latest one is the IED blast at Khliehriat police reserve in East Jaintia Hills in the wee hours of…

The Covid crisis we don’t see

By Lekha Rattanani The official death count due to Covid-19 in India stood at over 400,000 around mid-July. It is widely understood and accepted that the actual death toll is many times that figure. Yet, these numbers do not count the…

Vaccination – A student’s viewpoint

Editor, Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to share my point of view as a student on the vaccination drives that are taking place across the country. I am a student of St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School,…

Cognition a cure for PGI woes

By Benjamin Lyngdoh “Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui while acknowledging the report pointed towards the improved performance of Meghalaya over the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. While that is fine, we must not lose sight of the fact that…