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Khublei Meghalaya: May you be that shining outpost!

By Patricia Mukhim Meghalaya is 50 today. If Meghalaya was a person, 50 is the age when one looks back and smiles at what one has achieved, frowns at missed opportunities, and releases a slight chuckle at those moments. The years between…

Keys of yesterday will be the keys of tomorrow

By Bansharailang Pyngrope “Although we do not have a vast number of articles, books, authors, etc in our Khasi language, we however have many stories- doctored through books or through stories orally passed down through generations and not…

Editor, In 1952, I was in class 9 studying in the Welsh Mission Girls High School and I vividly remember enrolling myself as a volunteer in the protest against the nomination of Member to the District Council (MDC) which we called “MDC shu…

Meghalaya has miles to go

Meghalaya is turning 50 on Friday and it is befitting to celebrate this milestone. But what happens the day after? People living in Shillong often live in a bubble and they include MLAs. It does not occur to them that life beyond the…

District Task Force on Environment

By Toki Blah A vernacular paper recently carried a news headline titled “Yn peit ki DTF ia ka jingtih & jingkit ia ki maw, shyiap,” (The DTF shall henceforth supervise the mining of boulders and sand). On further enquiry from relevant…

Why the negativity on statehood celebration?

Editor, It is seen that there is a lot of negative publicity on the celebration of Meghalaya statehood; some even suggest boycotting it. This kind of mindset coming from no less than some public representatives suggests a narrow mindset…

India and inequality

A just-released Oxfam report on poverty and inequality has stated only the obvious – that the rich in India are becoming richer even in the Covid times and the poor poorer. The London-based charity that surveyed the inequality scene…