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...

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...

PRC: A question of relative permanence

Ringside view Seeking permanent resident certificates (PRC) for the non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribes (APST) settled in Namsai, Lohit and Changlang districts, the United People's Movement...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The need to empower APSCW

After years of demand by the Arunachal Pradesh Women's Welfare Society (APWWS), the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) was finally formed in...

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...

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...