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Wake up Meghalayans!

Editor, As a Khasi working and residing in Mumbai, Maharashtra I was delighted to read the two part article by Dominick Dauni Roising Rymbai. He has melded the idea of being Khasi and Indian so seamlessly and brought in the right examples…

Pathetic service from AirTel

Editor, I wish to draw the attention of the Information Technology Department, Government of Meghalaya and the office of the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills to the serious deterioration of the internet services provided by Airtel in…

Be impartial, Mr Speaker, sir!

Editor, I read with much amusement the remarks of the incumbent Speaker of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly as reported in your paper on February 16, 2021. He was quoted saying that the ‘state government will try to end the agitation of…

Clarification

Editor, Apropos, the article, “Existential dilemma of the ‘honest’ politician’ (ST Feb 5, 2021) by Patricia Mukhim, we the aggrieved employees of the Directorate of Printing & Stationery are shocked by the remarks of the writer in the…

Internet speed a bummer

Editor, No, this is not a Valentine’s Day post talking of the beautiful things of life. This is just another post about my life in Shillong. And if you have been in Shillong anytime in the recent past, you know that this is going to be a…

Vehicle strike: 10 days and counting  

Editor, Through your esteemed daily I would like to express my concerns regarding the ongoing scenario in our State - the local commercial vehicles strike. This has been going on for 10 days now (and counting). It has created much…

How long will the Govt lie?

Editor, Mahatma Gandhi once spoke of the three monkeys that see, listen or hear of the evil around them. This is exactly what is happening in Meghalaya as far as the denial about illegal coal mining is concerned. On a daily basis right…

Shillongites, stop the honking habit!

Editor, Shillong roads are indeed chaotic and cramped but that doesn't justify the extent at which Shillongites honk every day. Or has our excessive honking become part of our driving experience, simply a habit? In Shillong everyone…

Deafening Silence of the Church

Editor, There are two entrenched centres of power in Meghalaya, the government and the church. Of course, there are other power centres also, such as the pressure groups and mining mafias, but the government and the church are the…

Commuters at the receiving end  

Editor, It has been days since commercial vehicles have been off the road because of the strike against fuel prices and non-remunerative fares, yet no solution seems to be in sight.  The general public have been the most affected with…