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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tirap massacre and NSCN (IM)’s silence

The arrest of Anok Wangsa, the NSCN (IM)'s area commander of Longding in Arunachal, Charaideo in Assam and Mon in Nagaland, is a major...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

Lessons from NERIST

It appears that problems confronting North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) are not over yet even as the centre has appointed...

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...

Shaky bureaucratic boat

It appears that in Arunachal, bureaucrats at the top have stepped onto each other's foot; pushing the entire bureaucratic boat to a wild tempest....

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...

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...

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...

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...