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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Negotiating road traffic in Capital

Getting stuck in the traffic is the new normal in the capital. It could be anywhere from half an hour to hours together. One...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...