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SUNDAY PULLOUT

Good Lord, it’s a bookstore!

Shillong's book depots, once a thriving business, are at a crossroads today. Thanks to declining reading habit as also online shopping facility. Premier bookstalls like Modern Book Depot, Chapala Book Stall, Ratna's Mascot, Kamala Book…

Nature’s unsung heroes

Did you know that our country has 130 species of bats, out of which, 66 are found in Meghalaya, including the critically endangered species, Wroughton’s free-tailed bat? Dr. Uttam Saikia, scientist and bat specialist, with the Zoological…

Striking the Right Notes

Evening shadows fill the night Glowing starlight shining bright I will be here till morning light comes round again Nothing can harm you if you trust in me, my friend Rest your head on my pillow Until the dawn, until the dawn…

Shades of Music: Evolving Soundscape of Khasi Music

Shillong is known as the “Rock Capital” of India. Music is intricately woven with life here. Over the years, different musical genres have made their presence known – perhaps, revealing how different cultures have had on impact on each…

What Once Was: Old Assembly Building of Shillong

Shillong has changed over the years. The city, once known for its ‘Assam type house’ has witnessed a rapid construction of buildings that speak of the urbanization here. The more well-known public buildings are now considered to be iconic.…

SCHOOL DIARIES

Sunday Shillong visits Gorkha Pathshala Higher Secondary School, one of the oldest in North-East India “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -- Nelson Mandela The essence of…

Feminism: A self-defense mechanism.

People of the world, including women, have begun to cringe at the sound of the word ‘feminism.’ This is because the first thing which comes to mind at the sound of the word ‘feminist’ is ‘Men-hater’.  No, this is not that genre of…

Feminism & India

It’s common to hear the word “feminism” in the course of your usual dining table conversations and newsroom debates. This word is one of the most misused and misapprehended words of all time. What exactly does feminism mean? Is it a war…

Weavers, Mothers, Singers

Sunday Shillong caught up with the women of Umden-Diwon village at the forefront of Eri Silk production “Ryndia. Ryndia, the thread of life and rhymes    Ryndia, Ryndia, the glory of ancient times    Ryndia, Ryndia, such organic…