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...

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...

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...

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...

Disconnected elite sixty

Ever wondered what our politicians are up to these days? Nothing creative, or worthwhile, or for the good of the state, of course. The last three...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Their culture and our languages

The Arunachal Pradesh government has approved creation of Department of Indigenous Faith & Cultural Affairs to "preserve and promote culture and faiths of the...

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 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...

Denied a chance

Death cannot be predicted. It chooses its own time, but lives are and can be prolonged if medical attention is given on time. Unfortunately,...

Resettlement of Chakmas

In his address to the people of the state on the 75th Independence Day, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that "all illegal immigrant Chakmas...

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...

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...

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...

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...