RING SIDE VIEW 2016

April 27, 2016 Public Distribution System minus the public In a state like Arunachal where agricultural produce is minimal, there is an overwhelming dependence on subsidised...

NEEPCO’s ill-prepared shutdown

The North Eastern Electric Power Corporation's (NEEPCO) 405 mw Ranganadi hydroelectric project (RHEP) on the Panyor river is on a complete shutdown for maintenance...

Locating the nearest bin

If you ignore the dust in Itanagar caused by the highway construction and consequent traffic jam, and angry drivers swearing in between their mobile...

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...

RING SIDE VIEW 2010

2010   (29.Dec.2010) Resolutions and wishes An avid follower of the Gregorian calendar, a dear friend celebrates Christmas religiously. Apart from attending church services, she ensures that...

The state of our school education

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results of Class 10 and Class 12 are a reminder to the government of Arunachal Pradesh, teachers...

RING SIDE VIEW 2016

July 27, 2016 Game of wait and watch The swearing-in ceremony of council of ministers, scheduled for Wednesday has reportedly been postponed hours after invitation cards...

Let no mother cry again

  We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and...

The APPSC and its reputation

The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has once again lived up to its reputation of being a professional bungler. The Commission since its...

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...

RING SIDE VIEW 2011

(27. Apr .2011) When even pain fails to move us Apart from near misses mid air, India’s aviation history is filled with stories of tragedies that...

RTI Act and reluctant government employees

The engineering departments-PWD, RWD, PHE, Power, APEDA, and UD in the state have a notorious reputation of not doing enough for the people of...

RING SIDE VIEW 2016

2016   October 19, 2016 Fallen officers and unanswered questions Within a span of a month, Arunachal Pradesh Police lost two young promising officers under tragic circumstances. DSP Bomto...

Elections and the NSCN

39-year-old former zilla parishad member Seliam Wangsa was killed last Saturday at Nginu village in Longding district. According to his friends, he was killed...

Uninvited bandhs and suffering citizens

Arunachal has a dubious record of calling bandhs. According to information furnished in the legislative assembly in September 2012, Arunachal Pradesh had witnessed 173...

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...

RING SIDE VIEW 2012

2012   (05. Dec.2012) Let’s talk SSA teachers in the state are on an indefinite pen-down/tool down strike demanding regularisation of services at one go of some 550...

Religion, culture and vanishing languages

Call it naivety or a smart political move, Chief Minister Pema Khandu literally stirred a hornet's nest by stating that the Arunachal Pradesh Freedom...

RING SIDE VIEW

August 30, 2017 Their culture and our languages The Arunachal Pradesh government has approved creation of Department of Indigenous Faith & Cultural Affairs to “preserve and...

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...