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...

Let’s not give up

Ring Side View Some years back, I met a guy outside psychiatrist Dr Tame Kena's chamber, where I was seeking treatment for post traumatic stress...

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

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 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...

When will the guns go silent?

The brutal killing of Arunachalee politician Tirong Aboh and 10 others, including his son, in Tirap has numbed the state with pain. The sheer brutality...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tears of silence

Sitting in the traditional bamboo kitchen located a short distance away from the main house, Wangjin Hakkun keeps stoking the flames in the fireplace. A...

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...

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...

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 2015

(09, September, 2015) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Garbage and Our Dying Rivers While launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a national Clean India Campaign on Gandhi Jayanti last...

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...

Rape cases, policing and judiciary

The President of India has promulgated the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 to amend the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the...

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...