Lessons from Sisen and Laptap

2014 state legislative election, Sisen village in Siang district refused to vote. The election commission deputed officials and voting machines but 140 villagers did...

No shame in bleeding

Ring Side View On 12 March, Congress MLA Ninong Ering moved a private member's resolution in the legislative assembly, seeking a day's leave for menstruating...

Elections and the NSCN

39-year-old former zilla parishad member Seliam Wangsa was killed last Saturday at Nginu village in Longding district. According to his friends, he was killed...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

BRO: Erasing boundaries

The Border Roads Organization (BRO) prides itself on cutting down mountains to connect hearts in the border areas of the state. It is also...

Bury the CAB

The controversial citizenship amendment bill (CAB), amending the Citizenship Act of 1955, is set to make a comeback even as the Northeast of India...

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...

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...

Borders too far

It's rare for common Arunachalees to reach the last Indo-Tibetan border posts unless invited by the Indian Army during formal occasions like peacetime border...

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

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...

The dismantling of Kashmir and its implications

On 3 August, Amarnath Yatra, the pilgrimage to the Hindu shrine located some 140 kilometres from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir, was called off...

RING SIDE VIEW 2016

2016   October 19, 2016 Fallen officers and unanswered questions Within a span of a month, Arunachal Pradesh Police lost two young promising officers under tragic circumstances. DSP Bomto...

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...