Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Money lending: the culture of 10%

Unauthorised money lending culture in Arunachal Pradesh has ostensibly become an uncontrollable social menace. Over the years, this culture has maimed hundreds of families,...

Of memories and potatoes

Monday Musing This is about Nyikam an old woman and a grandmother, my first teacher who spoke no Hindi, English or Assamese. The trusted weather-woman, brilliant...

Power politics and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

While the district administrations across Aruna-chal Pradesh are busy with disaster preparedness, the ruling BJP seems to have embarked on poll preparedness ahead of...

A river that needs special attention

Government agencies took almost two months to reveal the probable cause of the Siang river turning muddy - that too after a biological scientist...

Need for a change

The recent incident of stealing of dustbins and parklets from various locations in Itanagar is shameful. In fact, the persons who committed the crime...

Destination Mechukha: A painter’s delight

Monday Musing Someone once said, "It's not about the destination; it's about the journey", but sometimes, it is about the destination, especially if the destination...

Plastic waste polluting our rivers

The World Environment Day celebration on 5 June this year was hosted by India this year. With this year's theme being 'Ban plastic pollution',...

From the hallowed grounds

Monday Musing The Arunachal Pradesh Raj Bhavan has seen some interesting occupants in recent years. Of course Gen JJ Singh undoubtedly was the most popular governor....

Swimming with the sharks

Barely a week after the passing of the Arunachal Pradesh Money Lending Regulation Bill, a group of women money lenders scrambled to the press...

A step towards social redemption

Revenge system that continues to prevail has been the 'curse of East Kameng district. It hangs like the proverbial sword that everyone is scared...


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