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Murder at Medanta

By TP Sreenivasan The frequency with which the IFS fraternity is losing its members to Covid is heart breaking. Although the Foreign Service is rather small, all of us do not meet each other because of the very nature of our peripatetic…

Ha Ri Lajong; Katba Mon! (My country; My Wish)  

By Benjamin Lyngdoh          The title of the column translates into a phrase ‘In our own land; we do as we please.” Quite obviously, the phrase depicts a sense of pride and ownership of something and that it consequently entails a freedom…

PM RECEIVED COVAXIN SHOT IN PREFERENCE TO COVISHIELD

By Sushil Kutty  Adar Poonawala is the ‘King of Vaccines’. And in today’s Covid-19 world, he’s bigger than Jeff Bezos and Mukesh Ambani. Poonawala runs the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest producer of vaccines with a…

Hail to the Apex Court

By Albert Thyrniang Last Friday the Supreme Court warned that states and the police would face contempt charges if they restrict citizens' SOS calls for medical help via the social media. SOS, originally standing for ‘Save our Souls’ or…

Staying Alive

By TP Sreenivasan A dictum that we do not remember in normal times is that success is meaningless without survival. But in the last one year, success has become synonymous with survival. Humanity has survived over centuries because of its…

The Bubble has Burst

By HH Mohrmen The second wave of COVID-19 which hit the nation has changed people’s (especially of those outside the country) perceptions about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that of the country as a whole. The international media in…

Thoughts of a covid patient

By Rev. Lyndan Syiem I have experienced many illnesses and injuries in my life. But I never imagined that one day I would become a COVID 19 patient, one of the millions of sufferers in this present pandemic. That I can sit up and write two…

Biden’s ‘mild shock’ to Modi

By Ambassador T P Sreenivasan ‘The trust some people in India had that the Biden-Harris administration would be friendly to India has been eroded already, observes Ambassador T P Sreenivasan.’  India's honeymoon with the Biden…

Traditional institutions in a modern democracy

By Patricia Mukhim Much has been written about the traditional institutions in Meghalaya and many paeans sung about the ability of the Dorbar Shnong in particular to render service to their respective constituents especially during the…