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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Stop noise, drinks, and vulgarity during Pujas

Editor, Apropos the letters by Salil Gewali, “Criticism against vulgar entertainment during pujas” (ST January 12, 2023) and rejoinders such as -- "No More Wild parties on Christmas" by Robert Lyngdoh, “Religious leaders and CPC should…

Constitution diluted

Editor, What happened in Telangana in connection with celebration of Republic Day can be termed as dilution of the Constitution and that by the Chief Minister of a state which is holding on to the past after swearing in the name of the…

Politics & corruption

Editor, Reading GF Shullai’s letter, ‘Joining politics in order to corrupt’ (ST Jan 5, 2023) reminds me of Psalm 73. Here the Psalmist was jealous of those people who enriched themselves with ill-gotten wealth. He complained to God how…

A request to MeECL

Editor, Through this letter, I wish to bring to the notice of the MeECL authorities the concerns of our people in Mawpdang village. Mawpdang is no longer a village in fact, it is a suburb of Shillong city. Today we witness that these areas…

Uniform Civil Code

Editor, The much-awaited move of the Union Government to introduce the Uniform Civil Code in the country should have been implemented decades back but, unfortunately legislation could not be enacted till date due to strong opposition from…

Roads to a better tomorrow

Editor, The health of Shillong town is deteriorating day by day and the ever-increasing number of vehicles being one of the main causes. Firstly, what makes the government continue to allow more and more vehicles on the roads? The same…

Question voters should ask

Editor, Election are buttons in a representative democracy. It is through election that we are represented when we cast our votes. Unless we vote, no one can make decisions for us. That is what our Constitution guarantees us. It is a proud…

Elections in Meghalaya

Editor, The General Elections in Meghalaya has been announced by the ECI on Wednesday, January 18. Below are musings on the background and the way forward as conscious voters: As a person who is still travelling around in the State, I get…

Why no leadership in Meghalaya’s politics?

Editor, In the beginning, we should understand that there is a big difference between leadership and politics. Today's system produces politicians, not leaders; the politicians we call leaders are not true leaders. Firstly, most of our…

Smart city, unsmart public utilities and voters

Editor, If the idea of a Smart City is to dig up roads that disrupt people's water supply pipelines and their underground cables without a care in the world and any consultation with residents, then Shillong should continue to remain…