RING SIDE VIEW 2013

2013   (04. December.2013) The border and wandering mind It was indeed a big relief to hear from the President of India that “Since Arunachal Pradesh has common...

The unbearable slowness of TAH

At a cost of Rs 10,000 crore to connect Arunachal, the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH), which started in 2008 under the UPA, is the most...

Difficult times ahead for Arunachal, Chakmas and Hajongs

More than 50 years ago, the Chakmas and Hajongs were forced to flee the Chittagong Hill Tracts because of displacement following construction of the...

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...

Lessons from NERIST

It appears that problems confronting North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) are not over yet even as the centre has appointed...

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...

RING SIDE VIEW 2014

(22. October, 2014) Soon, roads will be roads again Enough have been written about bad roads in the Capital Complex and elsewhere in the state and...

Policing by students

The All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) has been at the forefront of the anti-refugee movement in the state for decades now. As opposed...

Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy

When the state cabinet decided to adopt the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy in August last, it probably had no idea that organisations and political parties...

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...

Budget and plans for tomorrow

If you overlook the names of the schemes which are in impossibly tough Hindi and named after people, you might need to Google it...

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...

RING SIDE VIEW 2015

(17, June, 2015) Questionable status of higher education For a long time, many people have been raising questions about quality education, rather the lack of it...

Lessons for Indian Army from Bomdila

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman is scheduled to visit Dibang Valley to celebrate Diwali with the Indian Army. But the festive season has been marred...

Shaky bureaucratic boat

It appears that in Arunachal, bureaucrats at the top have stepped onto each other's foot; pushing the entire bureaucratic boat to a wild tempest....

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...

Withering wildlife

Sudan, world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died. The 45-year-old rhino was euthanized, following months of ill health on Monday at the...

RING SIDE VIEW 2014

2014   (24 December, 2014) A chilling reminder After the horrendous Daporijo Police Station MMS scandal that rocked the state in 2011, yet again, an explicit video...

Troubled times ahead

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been passed by the Lok Sabha even as there was a total shutdown in the Northeast region against...

SSA teachers in Arunachal

Dictionary says that Déjà vu means a feeling of having already experienced the present situation. For teachers working under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), government...