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Saving ourselves from ourselves

By Toki Blah The English language has a beautiful phrase describing futile attempts to change something that refuses to be changed. It’s called “Whistling against the wind”. The Yanks of course express the same feeling in a much cruder,…

[email protected]: Fighting nepotism, corruption

By Jagdish Rattanani Seventy-five years of Independence marks a significant milestone in the history of a nation rising. We can quibble over past events, remain distraught about the present socio-political strains or look to the future to…

India @ 75: Anything forced is not freedom

Editor, While I pay my utmost respect to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom I also reaffirm my fundamental duty to respect the Constitution and the Tri-Colour (Flag). For over 30 years in these Hills (Hynniewtrep Land),…

Time to cheer

The nation has risen like a colossus to celebrate the 75th Year of Independence and there’s cause for a lot of cheer. India marks the spectacular anniversary with a sense of great confidence as it passes through a season of peace,…

On VIP interaction with the common man

Editor, Meghalayan readers of our local papers were hugely embarrassed and discomfited to read of Union Minister of State for Jal shakti and Tribal Affairs, Bishweswar Tudu’s angry reaction towards Meghalaya officers making a muddle of…

Union Ministers’ visits to Meghalaya

In 2015 the Modi-led NDA Government took an important decision that Union ministers would visit one of the eight north eastern states every fortnight to ensure speedy implementation of the Centre's social and economic programmes. The tour…

Meghalaya’s political whataboutery

By Benjamin Lyngdoh “The politics of whataboutery is common now. It is so common that it has become a norm. The ones at the receiving end are the people. Factor this; while the government is involved in whataboutery it is washing away its…