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Dark clouds as we head into Budget 2024

By Jagdish Rattanani The fourth and the last full-fledged Union Budget of the Narendra Modi government’s second term, scheduled to be presented to Parliament on Wednesday, comes amid some dark clouds on the global scene. Globally, growth…

Is the movie Pathaan a Game-Changer?

By H. Srikanth That I am a movie buff is a fact. I enjoy watching and talking about movies. I like Shah Rukh Khan as an actor. But that is no reason I go gaga about his comeback movie, Pathaan, now running to packed houses and breaking all…

The Lukha River is dead: An obituary

By W. Passah The river Lukha's source is at the foothills of two hillocks Marangksih and Iakorsing west of Saipung. Overseeing the river is the Khaddoom range that wedges apart East Jaintia Hills and North Cachar Hills. The river is rich…

Priority Agenda for 2023

By HH Mohrmen At least one political party the TMC has already announced its manifesto for the upcoming elections and in a few days from now many more political parties will make their agenda for the development of the state public. The…

Joshimath in the making in Meghalaya

By Dr Barnes Mawrie The recent news report on Uttarakhand presents a horrifying scene almost like one of the scenes from the movie “2012” where cities just caved in. The opening of the ground and the cracks of buildings in Joshimath and…

Capable people do not need freebies

By Benjamin Lyngdoh In understanding development, there is something called ‘capability approach.’ The basic premise is that it is the complete opposite of ‘welfare approach.’ In welfare, the emphasis is on giving money or commodities for…

Education is drowning: Who will rescue the sector?

By Batskhem Myrboh Shillong once prided itself as the educational hub of North East India. Many prominent personalities from different walks of life not only in the region but even in other parts of India had their education in Meghalaya.…