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...

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...

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 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...

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 2013

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

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,...

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...

Cancel exam

Editor, The horticulture development officer (HDO) mains exam was conducted on 24 and 25 September, 2022. With the leakage of the AE question paper, I...

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...

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 2010

(9.Jun.2010) What ails APPSC? Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission must be the only Commission in the entire country, which is dictated by the aspiring civil...

SSA teachers in Arunachal

Dictionary says that Déjà vu means a feeling of having already experienced the present situation. For teachers working under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), government...

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 APPSC and its reputation

The Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has once again lived up to its reputation of being a professional bungler. The Commission since its...

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...

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...

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...

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 2010

(1. Sep.  2010) People and their agenda The centre’s detour on Vedanta’s bauxite mining project in tribal inhabited Niyamgiri Hills in Orissa comes at a time...