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DIFFERENT RULES ON FAITH!

    By Insaf  Round The States   It’s an appalling dichotomy. On the one hand, there is a sea of humanity at the ghats of the Ganga in Haridwar, Uttarakhand, at the Maha Kumbh Mela and on the other a total of only 50 persons…

GHADC: Lessons learnt for UDP?

  Editor, After a high-intensity showdown at the GHADC elections, the UDP came out with empty hands despite being complacent enough to announce that they would claim stake alongside the NPP. Many learned commentators view this election as…

AFGHANISTAN, INDIA

Afghanistan, after long years of occupation, war and militant mayhem, is far from being normal. Taliban factions remain lethal with Pakistani support on the one side and machinations from multiple interests on the other. Despite the long…

What do we do with Education

Patricia Mukhim It is said that education is the escalator to opportunity but what happens when that escalator is broken. Covid has brought all of us to a state where we are groping for answers. The last thing that anyone should do is…

What ails MCCL

By C.F. Lyngdoh In the last few months, serious questions were raised by the State Government about how to revive the operations of MCCL in order to bring the organisation back into a healthy and profitable unit for the economic benefit of…

Closing of Schools and Colleges a last resort

Editor, It will come as no surprise to you that teachers, parents and students are half hoping for schools to be closed now that rumours are rife about the increase in numbers of COVID 19 cases everywhere. It would be a matter of great…

Bank holiday imbroglio

April 12 was a gazetted holiday for employees of the Government of Meghalaya as it was a festival of Shad Suk Mynsiem observed by the followers of the indigenous faith – Niam Khasi, Niamtre. This is one of the major festivals in the…

MATRILINY, MATRIARCHY AND EARTH-CARE

  By Barnes Mawrie It might sound rather strange and unusual to speak of the connection between the two. However, if we go deeper into it, this might not sound so strange after all. Matriliny is a socio-cultural system where the role of…