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...

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...

RING SIDE VIEW 2014

(22. October, 2014)Soon, roads will be roads againEnough have been written about bad roads in the Capital Complex and elsewhere in the state and...

Hope soars over dreams unmet

As we welcome a new year, with or without resolutions, yours truly just wishes that this state is at par with any other developed...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

RING SIDE VIEW 2010

2010   (29.Dec.2010)Resolutions and wishesAn avid follower of the Gregorian calendar, a dear friend celebrates Christmas religiously. Apart from attending church services, she ensures that...

The state of our school education

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results of Class 10 and Class 12 are a reminder to the government of Arunachal Pradesh, teachers...

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...

Pakke Paga Festival: How not to celebrate a conservation festival

On a whim, I decided to attend the Pakke Paga (great Indian hornbill) Festival, which was held at Seijosa in Pakke-Kessang district from 18...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

RING SIDE VIEW 2012

2012   (05. Dec.2012)Let’s talkSSA teachers in the state are on an indefinite pen-down/tool down strike demanding regularisation of services at one go of some 550...

RING SIDE VIEW 2013

2013   (04. December.2013)The border and wandering mindIt was indeed a big relief to hear from the President of India that “Since Arunachal Pradesh has common...