Moonlight and Valentino

(A farce) Monday MusingIn the shelter of your eyes, I have finally learned my song; It took so long to realize, I just can't make it all alone… That's...

Budgetonomics

Flights Of FantasyRs 578 crore deficit annual budget for 2021-22 for Arunachal Pradesh was presented on 3 March, 2021. The projected total receipts for...

A lament for my passion

Monday MusingJournalism has been my passion ever since I started learning the core values of this profession. I proudly drove around on my bike...

Valentine’s Day: a slice for all

Monday MusingDear readers, before anything else, let us give ourselves a pat on our backs to have survived a pandemic. With such a negative...

Of politics and policies

Monday MusingAs normalcy is gradually returning with decreasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in the state, many questions are hovering over the mind. Some pertinent...

Has the Centre given up on land captured by China?

Monday MusingRecently, when a report of the Chinese constructing a new village in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal made headlines in the national media,...

The real fight begins

Monday MusingWhenever a new vaccine is rolled out, new misconceptions and rumours about the vaccine do the rounds. Myths associated with vaccines sometimes cause...

Breaking the vicious cycle

Monday MusingThe Narcotics Control Bureau of India has in its recent finding identified 272 districts across the country which are most affected by the...

Saturday at Ambrosia

Monday MusingAmbrosia restaurant, Laitumkhrah, Shillong. 1991. Having ordered coffee and pastries, Vicky and I were sitting at a table, smoking cigarettes. I'd borrowed that day's...

Saving the queen bee

Monday MusingIn a democracy, it's too early to celebrate or grieve over anything, be it electoral success or failure. The wild jubilation of the Bharatiya...

Of things past

Monday MusingDid you know that however passionate you are about writing, there are times when your mind can go blank? Completely blank. So many...

A bagful of IG Park

Monday MusingThe other day, when I was in the peak hours of my morning chores, I made up my mind to get some mental...

Alone with social media

Monday MusingI received 27 individual and group text messages on WhatsApp and Instagram yesterday, and a phone call from my mother. On my part, I...

Playing with fire

Monday Musing"We will present a demand before the central government that converted Christians and Muslims should not get the benefits reserved for the SC,...

Cannot risk being complacent about coronavirus

Monday MusingThe prevailing coronavirus pandemic has put several restrictions on the lives of all of us and prepared us to accept the new normal...

A chasm in education

Monday MusingEver since the nationwide lockdown was enforced in India, parents are wrestling with a conundrum between sending their wards to schools amid paranoia...

Priorities

Monday MusingExpressing an opinion is not the same as taking a stand. Taking a stand and being adamant may not altogether be in the...

The matter of identity

Monday MusingHave you ever been in a situation where all you wanted to do was have fun and chill with your friends with good...

For customized education

Monday MusingA child returns home after school. Her mother notices that she is wearing a Spiderman facemask instead of the sunflower mask she had...

My Covid-19 experience

Monday MusingOn 8 September, I started feeling unwell. I had severe body pain, fever, and cough. Immediately, I went for a rapid antigen test...