Sunday, January 19, 2020

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...

When will the guns go silent?

The brutal killing of Arunachalee politician Tirong Aboh and 10 others, including his son, in Tirap has numbed the state with pain. The sheer brutality...


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