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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gearing up for the 2nd wave and perhaps more

Editor, The attention of readers is drawn to Patricia Mukhim’s article “Traditional Institutions in a modern democracy” (ST 30th April 2021). The writeup is a down to earth analysis of the relationship between our traditional grassroot…

Moral support to State Govt

Editor, The second wave of the Coronavirus continues to hit our country with a vengeance with lakhs of people being affected and thousands dying every day. Just a few days back I got a phone call from Germany asking me about the situation…

Load shedding distress

Editor, Through the columns of your newspaper, I wish to draw attention to the problems encountered by students like myself because of the ongoing unscheduled load shedding. The notice on load shedding has caused anxiety and stress in…

On the two UDP Stalwarts

Editor, Initially I have ignored to go howling over Albert Thyrniang’s article, but under pressure from peers and since his last article directly invites mine and my colleague’s attention, I would like to draw the writers attention on his…

Intrigues in MeECL

Editor, The report in your esteemed newspaper “Intrigues scuttle renovation of MeECL project at Mawlai” dated 20.04.2021 was conspicuous by the absence of a name. I assume it was about me, since I was the only lady director on the Board of…

Enough of UDP bashing  

Editor, The UDP bashing that has been going on in the recent past is an eye opener, a welcome critique and a deliberate attempt to shift focus from the situation at hand to a view that has been fixed on false premises. It is packed with…

Addendum to ‘A space to express’

Editor, Northeast Edit wishes to issue a clarification to the article "A Space to Express" that was published in the Shillong Times on 25th April 2021 Northeast Edit is a part gallery, a part journal, and a part creative collective…

Information technology an essential service

Editor, Information technology (IT) has played a huge part in our lives over the past 30 years and it's role rising exponentially every year to the level we are at today. This is especially true today as we live through a global pandemic…

Semi-lockdown good but vaccination overdrive needed

Editor, It is troubling to read newspaper reports of the unpreparedness of our state to meet the looming healthcare crisis of the Covid second wave. The director of NEIGRIHMS has forewarned the state authorities of its fund crunch and…

Different Covid protocols for politicians?

Editor, After a year of anxiety and apprehension of the first wave of Covid-19, a second wave is staring at us and a lockdown appears imminent. With the spike in cases across the country, hospitals are overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients…