On POCSO cases and respondents

Editor, Regarding POCSO cases, there are systems in place that have facilitated prompt action against perpetrators and all required assistance for children who have been abused. There are the District Child Protection Units in the 11…

U Daloi Manik Pakynteñ

By H H Mohrmen U Kiang Nangbah was given a title ‘the rebel Daloi’ by the British, however U Kiang was also elected the Daloi by his followers. After the British annexed the Jañtia kingdom in the year 1835, the dalois of the different…

Meghalaya and the new bureaucracy

By Avner Pariat On the May 27, 2022, Patricia Mukhim wrote a rather timely editorial, “Meghalaya Incorporated: Where are the shareholders?”, in which she shone a light on the role played by the Bureaucracy in the mess called Meghalaya.…

Stop this racism & xenophobia !

Editor, The recent incident wherein two students from Kerala were assaulted in a tea shop at a locality in Shillong yet again highlights the persecution of the non- tribals that is rampant and has been present in the state for as long as I…

The Swami’s Sojourn

By Priyan R Naik When I visited Laban, a neighbourhood in Shillong, the one place I wanted to see was the house where Swami Vivekananda, the monk, philosopher, author, chief disciple of  Ramakrishna Paramhansa  and founder of the…

Agnipath: Between the lines

By Admiral Arun Prakash “The most disheartening aspect of this situation has been the fact that, the finance ministry, instead of finding ways and means of raising, essential, additional funds for national defence, has passed the buck to…

Lessons from the NEHU incident

Editor, Apropos, the news item, "NEHU VC tests positive for COVID" (ST June 24, 2022), it is highly irresponsible of the university's topmost official to risk the lives of students, teachers and staff in such a careless manner. The VC had…

In Maharashtra, BJP’s game for power at any cost

By Lekha Rattanani Maharashtra has irked the BJP over the last few years and the Shiv Sena under Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister has been a troublesome thorn in its side. Other States have provided sturdy opposition to the…

Plebeian versus the blue-blooded

Editor, This is a plea from someone whom the high society would call a plebeian. I would like to convey, through your esteemed daily, my earnest request that the stretch of road from the round-about at Mawlai Mawroh, which passes the…