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SUNDAY PULLOUT

Changing tack to stay afloat

The pandemic has once again reminded us what Charles Darwin had said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” People are adapting to many changes…

Healing with herbs & chants

By Omarlin Kyndiah Indigenous knowledge has no single definition; however, it may be defined as knowledge that is unique to a given culture or society that provides the infrastructure for agriculture, healthcare, food preparation,…

Party with Don Kam hip-hop

By Prasanta Phukon Kamsang aka Don Kam is ready with his fifth hip-hop album, Party Essentials Vol. 1, that will be released this Sunday. The nine songs in the album will be released on 40 digital platforms, including Spotify, Saavn and…

VERSETILE

Prayer of despise Ring the bells, beat the rhythms, Lighted candles, prayers and hymns, United in chorus, a display of unison, Some acted to rhyme, some for reason. Then the appeal an ‘evening of prayer’, ‘Souls searching, for a…

Take care before mask damages skin

Let’s face it, medical face masks are going to be a part of our life for a while. Masks play a vital role in reducing the spread of the coronavirus and have become an important safety measure. As the process of unlocking is going fast and…

The keeper of the dead

There is a morbid romanticism about graveyards, the destination of a desultory mind and a recluse for a lonely heart. The silence calms and the dead listen. But it was not romanticism that attracted 30-year-old Sarju Rai to the job of a…

Last chapter but not the end

The century-old building of the Shillong Banking Corporation on Jail Road is being demolished. The concrete structure had camouflaged itself as the city around it grew robustly in the last few decades. But for Buddhadeb Chaudhuri, the sight…

‘We must be united’

Tashi Topgyal believes that any work, if done responsibly and with a good intention, will be a success. So whether it is household chores or managing business or running for the post of prime minister in exile of Tibet, 55-year-old Topgyal…

VERSETILE

Recovering swag mood Heart is but a wandering toy Unlike to pendulate Getting into battlefield To be in league with hope To dream bigger as could see Riding beneath the sky Petty possibilities ours Unlike a bud gone wild That could…

Paper Tigers on the prowl

By Julia Dutta There has to be a method in this madness! There is no other reason why a book of such length with two murders, one at the beginning and one at the end, may not be considered a book about crime by any standard. But it is in…