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Traffic woes in Shillong & declining road ethics

Editor Enough has been said about the traffic congestion in Shillong, which is only getting worse over the years and with no solution in the foreseeable future. Anyone commuting within the city or coming to Shillong from nearby areas knows…

Defections, political circus

Self-interest guides politicians of today; not ideology that forms the base and the sine qua non for every political establishment. Politicians are changing their colour with the ease of a chameleon, as is seen in the case of former…

Did we make a serious mistake in 2018? Whither 2023

By Patricia Mukhim Elections are eight months away but the knife-sharpening business has begun. Those used to reflecting on the current state of affairs and the political circus happening now where we have lost count of which MLA/MDC is in…

Rejoinder on empathetic policing

Editor, Apropos the letter of Pynskhemlang W Uriah which appeared in your esteemed daily on May 19, 2022 under the caption “Needed more empathetic policing,” I have a few points of contrast against the opinion of Mr Uriah where he…

Serious conflicts of interest

Whereas there are strict rules in the bureaucracy about what constitutes conflict of interest, the political class get away with impunity from this ethical dilemma. However, in Meghalaya bureaucrats and police officials too don’t care…

Gyan Vapi to set new course for Indian politics

By Shivaji Sarkar A chance test case for Shringar Gauri puja outside, the survey for it and the surprise discovery of Shivalinga supposedly the creator and destructor at the old temple of Lord Vishwanath or GyanVapi has charged the…

Time to audit the MBDA

Editor, The much-touted IBDLP program was the brainchild of the former CM Dr Mukul Sangma along with his small team who provoked the idea of integrating village communities, livelihoods and environment - a perfect blend of modern and…

Engaging Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal this week was the first after relations between the two nations got seriously strained over a border row in 2020 and the fifth visit by Modi through his two terms as PM. All is not as rosy now…