Abhiyans, caps and t-shirts

Monday MusingI am a bit weary of any government campaign, especially if caps and t-shirts are thrown in. No matter how ugly those caps...

Living on a prayer

Monday MusingDear readers, much to everyone's annoyance, the second wave of the horrid Covid-19 has started spreading its wings in our state. Possibilities of...

Incubation of corruption

Monday MusingAt a time when the entire world is grappling with a deep economic crisis in the face of a ravaging global pandemic, the...

The second wave

The second wave of the Covid pandemic has woken up the authorities across the country as they are now hastily issuing travel restrictions and...

Covid-19 is not over yet

Monday MusingIt was mid-February this year when I had to face an unexpected situation during my journey home to Assam. When I had boarded...

Convert TRIHMS into AIIMS

Monday Musing  In the month of February, one night at around 11:30, I received a call from my cousin sister, informing that my cousin brother...

My journey with the Times

Monday MusingI joined this daily as a proofreader in 1999. Since I didn't have the basic knowledge of journalism, I struggled with my job...

Need to encourage more people to take Covid-19 vaccine

Monday MusingAccording to the union health ministry data, the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country has reached 1,13,59,048. Till Sunday, India reported...

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...