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Learning the Unlearned  

  By Darilyn Syiem In the recent past there has been much talk about the lack of mindfulness and what a tragedy it is that we the Khasis who are known for ‘ka akor ka burom’ ( courtesy and respect) are now bereft of such values that…

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…

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,…

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…

India’s guarded response

By Dr. DK. Giri For the third time since gaining independence in 1948, Myanmar politics became a victim of a military coup d’état. For a long period of 49 years between 1962 and 2011, Myanmar was under direct military rule. In 1990,…

On being Indian and Khasi – Part II

By Dominick “DauniRoising” Rymbai Our Christian hymns, with tunes derived from Welsh and Latin hymns and the Khasi rhythm, can lift anyone onto a higher spiritual plane. Also, a good rendition of the lamentation of Sier Lapalang’s mother…

On being Indian and Khasi – Part i

By Dominick “DauniRoising” Rymbai India, a Union of States and Union Territories, is going to celebrate its 75th Independence Day in a few months’ time. In the days and months preceding and following 15th August 1947, most intelligentsia…