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The Niamtre examples

   By Dr Omarlin Kyndiah In virtually all cultures the birth of a healthy child, a son in patrilineal and a daughter in matrilineal society is a joyous occasion. No such unanimity, however, exists with regards to the birth of twins.…

ADCs – promoting a culture of corruption

By Albert Thyrniang Understanding the essence of culture One of the simplest definitions of culture is that is it a way of life. A way of life implies the manner in which one lives.  It directly denotes that something is done regularly…

Shillong city: one of the dirtiest in India

    By RV Warjri   Sometime ago, the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India announced the list of the cleanest and the dirtiest cities in India. Under the less than 10 lakh population category, Shillong featured as the 6th…

Waste to Energy : Is this a viable project?

By Carmo Noronha The Social Media Post of the Chief Minister of Meghalaya regarding the INR 14 Crore #WastetoEnergy Project in the Garo Hills is disconcerting. While congratulating our Chief Minister on the transparency regarding the…

Home Gardens

  Gratia E. Dkhar For centuries, traditional home gardens are an integral component of food production for rural families. Considered as the oldest form of agroecosystem, it has evolved from the ancient practices of hunters and gatherers…

Mental Illness at the time of Covid

Patricia Mukhim September 10 is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day. This year the country has been furiously and sometimes more than necessary on the death by suicide of Bollywood celebrity Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) on June 14…

On Religion – A discourse

By Deepa Majumdar Within the sphere of Time-Space-Causation that hosts human History, there is something perennial about the nature of religion. If church, temple, mosque and other external insignia of the human heart have endured and…

SACRIFICING LONG TERM GOALS FOR SHORT TERM GAINS

      By K Raveendran   The reported remarks by a key Toyota executive in India about how the company looks at its business in the country in view of the high levies on the passenger car segment typically signifies the lack of…