Intolerant governance

The state government's unwillingness to accept any form of dissent was in full display as its police arrested lawyer-activist Ebo Mili and graffiti artist...

No shame in bleeding

Ring Side View On 12 March, Congress MLA Ninong Ering moved a private member's resolution in the legislative assembly, seeking a day's leave for menstruating...

Let’s not give up

Ring Side View Some years back, I met a guy outside psychiatrist Dr Tame Kena's chamber, where I was seeking treatment for post traumatic stress...

Borders too far

It's rare for common Arunachalees to reach the last Indo-Tibetan border posts unless invited by the Indian Army during formal occasions like peacetime border...

Resettlement of Chakmas

In his address to the people of the state on the 75th Independence Day, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that "all illegal immigrant Chakmas...

BRO: Erasing boundaries

The Border Roads Organization (BRO) prides itself on cutting down mountains to connect hearts in the border areas of the state. It is also...

Denied a chance

Death cannot be predicted. It chooses its own time, but lives are and can be prolonged if medical attention is given on time. Unfortunately,...

Covid-19: Indigenous knowledge and lack of medical facilities

A lot has been said and written about the indigenous knowledge system (IKS) while dealing with Covid-19 in Arunachal. IKS has become more relevant...

A rainbow has the finest arc

The first few years of my life were spent in a small village in East Siang, where my maternal grandfather often took me to...

Hopelessly out of commission

The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has a rival, if not better, in the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board. Since the notification which was out...

A government wrapped in secrecy

As a student of communication, flow of information and making sure that communication channels are open, no matter how difficult the circumstances, is my...

Hope soars over dreams unmet

As we welcome a new year, with or without resolutions, yours truly just wishes that this state is at par with any other developed...

Ineffectiveness of ILP and CAA

Home Minister Amit Shah, palpably nervous and angry as he defended the citizenship amendment bill (CAB) on 9 December, said that the northeastern states...

Bury the CAB

The controversial citizenship amendment bill (CAB), amending the Citizenship Act of 1955, is set to make a comeback even as the Northeast of India...

The irrelevance of Article 371 (H)

During his Independence Day speech at IG Park in Itanagar on 15 August, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said, "I would like to assure the...

The dismantling of Kashmir and its implications

On 3 August, Amarnath Yatra, the pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine located some 140 kilometres from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir, was called off...

Tirap massacre and NSCN (IM)’s silence

The arrest of Anok Wangsa, the NSCN (IM)'s area commander of Longding in Arunachal, Charaideo in Assam and Mon in Nagaland, is a major...

Living with mental health issues

I wonder how many of you suffer from mental health issues or know someone who does. I wonder how many of you have acknowledged...

Tirap: Caught between state’s inaction and fear

It was not even 7 pm and the shops in Khonsa were all shut. The market area was pitch dark as there was hardly...

Tears of silence

Sitting in the traditional bamboo kitchen located a short distance away from the main house, Wangjin Hakkun keeps stoking the flames in the fireplace. A...