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MDA Govt taking the state on a downhill slide  

By H H Mohrmen The MDA alliance is a marriage of convenience where many political parties with different principles and ideologies have joined together to form a government. The alliance which comprises of regional parties and two…

PRIVATISATION NOT MANTRA

By Shivaji Sarkar The country is in a quandary about the privatisation of the public sector banks and needs to reconsider. Amendments to the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) 1970 and 1980 are on the…

BJP-NPPs daily snipe

Editor, Your newspaper reports on the daily name calling between the NPP and BJP; between the NPP and Congress and at times the BJP and UDP shows that all is not well in the MDA coalition government. What’s worse is the infighting in the…

Proud Indian, Happy Khasi

Editor, I would like to add my ‘thumbs up’ to the amazing two-part article by Dominick Rymbai which appeared in the Shillong Times this week. In a composed, sensitive manner he convincingly laid out the cultural landscape of our hills and…

Victory for women

The acquittal of journalist Priya Ramani by the Delhi court in a criminal defamation case brought against her by former Union Minister and editor M J Akbar is a landmark judgment that will empower other women to speak up against all forms…

Cornerstones of the Khasi ethos

By Aristotle Lyngdoh The fight for ILP appears to have encountered a rocky mountain. Many are stupefied by the attitude of the Union Home Minister and the Centre concerning the resolution of the State Legislative Assembly and what will…

Where does India stand in Biden’s America?

By Ambassador T P Sreenivasan Ever since it became clear that Joe Biden would be President of the US, India was preoccupied with the question as to what his policy towards India would be. But now, as he completes the first month in office,…

Wake up Meghalayans!

Editor, As a Khasi working and residing in Mumbai, Maharashtra I was delighted to read the two part article by Dominick Dauni Roising Rymbai. He has melded the idea of being Khasi and Indian so seamlessly and brought in the right examples…

Changing Kashmir

Without doubt, Kashmir is a work in progress for the Indian establishment. What came as a lightning strike in August 2019 by the BJP-led Modi government at the Centre, within three months of its reinstallation for a five-year term, was the…

Fighting for Meghalaya’s soul

By Patricia Mukhim In the last few days when citizens silently suffered the transport strike and a seven-hour load-shedding , social media became the battleground against the government. Some despondent souls even called Meghalaya a…