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...

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...

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...

Continued violence against women and children

As the state was geared up for the festive season of Christmas and New Year, we woke up to the news about the ghastly...

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...

RING SIDE VIEW 2011

2011   (28. Dec .2011) The need to fix responsibilities In October alone, 21 people lost their lives and numerous others were left maimed for life following collapse...

An airport named assurance

If you read this newspaper, it is likely that you have read the phrase 'time-bound completion' more than once a week. Arunachal is known...

Cancel exam

Editor, The horticulture development officer (HDO) mains exam was conducted on 24 and 25 September, 2022. With the leakage of the AE question paper, I...

RING SIDE VIEW

May 31, 2017 Vigilantism and personal choices What we eat, wear and who we love and regard should have been a personal choice. But in the...

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 we fail children

Since December 23rd, four minors have been raped. Of the four, two were killed. On February 12, a five-year-old kindergarten student went missing from near...

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...

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...