The Maharashtra Governor and Controversial Comments

By Vidyadhar Date The Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s extremely divisive recent observation needs to be seen against the background of increasing arrogance of big money in economic and political life. It may be pertinent to…

Election churning

Editor, News that HM Shangpliang has now left the TMC which he joined a few months ago and joined the BJP is no longer surprising. In Meghalaya, elections are never about ideology or principles but about opportunity to be on the ruling…

[email protected]: Dreams that don’t meet delivery

By H. Srikanth While I was in Hyderabad during the semester break, I got a call from a former colleague working now in another central university in the northeast. He asked me to be the key speaker in a seminar organized by the university…

International Day of Indigenous People

By Barnes Mawrie Every year on 9th August, the world celebrates the day of Indigenous Peoples. This international day was first instituted in the state of California in 1992 to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’…

Rs 45 lakh property tax and city college

Editor, Is there such a term as “Amused Outrage” in the English language, and if not then Shillong Cantonment Board through its most diligent, hard working and apparently out-to-entertain bent of mind Executive Officer must be…

Shillong and its Public Transport System

By Toki Blah A friend who is also a concerned citizen of this city, who from time to time raises his concerns over the dismal civic amenities that we as innocent residents are suffered to endure, recently raised a post in his FB page with…

Writing about education

Editor, There is much to admire in Deepa Majumdar’s article “What is Education? Overcoming the Noetic Factory!” that appeared in the Shillong Times on Aug 6, 2022. The call to mastery of text is spot on and I wonder if the author would…

#PHOTOSPEAK

Photo theme - #SundaysInShillong Makhanlal Kainth Rahul Kumar Rankawat Somlal Chettri Vedanshi Rahul Next week's theme - #Tricolour…

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Muharram in Shillong 

By Aafaque Hussain Muharram is observed at the advent of the Islamic New Year by Muslims around the globe. It is regarded as a pious and important month by the community. This month is the second holiest divine month, right after…