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Public apathy is shocking

Editor, JP Chyne’s letter The MDA Puzzle (ST Sep 22, 2022) like that of a few others is hard hitting though humorous. I wonder why such writings do not appear to have any impact on the public who are enduring the tyranny. The easiest tool…

Assembly dome: MDA must answer

Whether or not the TMC will come to power in Meghalaya is immaterial. What is of significance is the body of work related to Meghalaya by national spokesperson of the TMC, Saket Gokhale. He has been able to put his finger on the pulse of…

Mikhail Gorbachev: The endgame chronicler

By Chiranjib Haldar The Pizza Hut advertisement aired in 1997 had two diners contradicting each other; economic confusion, political instability and complete chaos versus opportunity, freedom and hope. But both the dissenter and supporter…

The MDA Puzzle

Editor, To tell the truth most of us are in total despair as to the beginning and end of all the scams, the social discussions that never seem to end, the political squabbles, war of words, queries and high level enquiries. We hear day by…

New tidings in Kashmir

As the first multiplex for film screening opens in Srinagar, the message is loud and clear. A society that has long been feeling only a strain and huge pressures due to violence and insurgency is beginning to ease. Not that all is already…

Wake Up Education Minister: The Alarm is Ringing

By PR Lyngdoh (A Crying Teacher) The unsavoury and unsympathetic attitude of the education department to the sad plight of teachers in our state has played out in the happenings of the last few months. Almost every day there are news…

Student suicides: Live don’t die

By C.S. Krishnamurthy “Goodbye… I can’t take the pressure any longer…I’m not doing well in exams… no one is responsible for my death…” – a girl from Chandigarh. “I’ll come back as a ghost to haunt my teachers…” - a note of a student from…

MDA Govt: An assessment

Editor, It is high time to evaluate the performance of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) Government in the last 4.9 years. This is the first Government that has dared to physically handle the highly explosive border issue. The first…

Empire under Charles

Queen Elizabeth II was finally laid to rest on Monday, September 19. The late queen’s son King Charles has now taken over the reins. For the mostly truncated 'British Empire' it’s time now to pause and reflect. With 14 nations other than…