Govt hoax to check bandhs

Editor, The Govt has consistently failed to tackle the bandh problem in Meghalaya. Pressure groups and terrorist organizations like HNLC (and of late, Coal Mafia and Rangbah Shnong groups) have destroyed the peace and economy of the State…

Shillong, Our City

By Avner Pariat Sometime in the late 1800s the British rulers decided to shift their base at Sohra to a new one under the watch of Lum Shillong, a mountain to the north of the Sohra station. It was a faithful decision and today we…

VAB 2014 – Not entirely faulty but inadequate

By Aristotle Lyngdoh   Under para 3 (1) (a) & of the Sixth Schedule Autonomous District Councils can make laws for Land regulation and preservation which is also the basic and primary objective that the architects of the sixth…

Enough is enough

Editor, Since the High Court ruling on the role of Rangbah Shnong there have been debates galore at tea stalls, taxis, funeral services and birthday parties etc. All are gossiping about the issue. Others shot off letters to the editor which…

Fears of the Unknown

By H H Mohrmen The prophets of doom had a field day the last few weeks. They are busy projecting that everything that has happened in the Khasi and the Jaintia hills are but bad omens. The foretellers prophesied that there is an evil design…

Distortion can become an addiction

By M J  Akbar There is one articulate politician who knows more than he might be likely to admit about corporate influence on political power. Mani Shankar Aiyar brought a sudden energy, purpose and direction to the department of petroleum…

Food as medium for integration

Editor, It was a pleasant surprise when I saw what looked like “pukhlein” (rice fritters) at a tea stall near our office the other day. When I enquired from the shop owner he told me that it was a locally prepared snack. It just raised my…

Laziness jibe – out of sync with reality

By Albert Thyrniang In the recently declared HSSLC, Science and Commerce streams, Garo Hills drew a blank in the list of top ten candidates. The pass percentage too was comparatively lower than in Khasi-Jaintia Hills. This made the MBOSE…

Coal Transport, its negative externalities and the NGT

Editor, There  has  been a lot of hue and cry regarding the National Green Tribunal (NGT)  ban  on  the extraction and transportation of coal with the Tribunal having  extended  the  time  for transportation of extracted coal till 30th…