Two pennies’ worth

Monday Musing1. It's true. People on Twitter are different from those on Facebook. I speak in the context of Arunachal, of course. It's true. I'm a...

Growth drivers for Arunachal

Flights Of FantasyHamara Arunachal... the largest state in the Northeast and also one of the least developed states of the country. Arunachal is one...

Relevance of Nehru and his ideology

Monday MusingIn the month of July, as the US forces started to withdraw from Afghanistan, the Taliban militants started to take over the country...

Who would bear Arunachal’s burden?

Monday MusingBarely days after union Law & Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju's divulgement of the Centre's plan to relocate the Chakma-Hajong (CH) refugees from Arunachal,...

Monsoon menace: Time to dam the Siang?

Flights Of FantasyEvery year, the rampaging Siang river devastates large areas of prime, fertile land in many areas of East Siang, Siang and Upper...

A time for reckoning

Monday MusingThe last few days of July and the beginning of August were so unbearably hot this year. The extreme heat and hating that...

Time is ripe to resolve interstate border disputes

Monday MusingThe killing of at least six police personnel in the recent border skirmish following a border dispute between Assam and Mizoram has created...

Democracy on a tightrope

Monday MusingIn the last one month there have been two major developments which have become a cause of worry for every right-thinking citizen of...

The war on drugs

Monday MusingOn 16 July, the state cabinet approved the Policy on Psychoactive Substances 2021-26 to fight the drug menace in Arunachal. The policy, as...

The mountains are calling

Monday MusingEvery mountaineer dreams of climbing Mt Everest once. Considered the ultimate mountaineering challenge, the peak continues to attract hundreds of mountaineers every season. Once,...

Families of Covid-19 victims need assistance

Monday MusingThe state has till now reported 188 Covid-19 fatalities. According to the health department's data, our state is witnessing a steady increase in...

A scanner darkly

Monday Musing1 May, 2021 What if we are never able to produce a foolproof vaccine against Covid-19? What if the virus goes on mutating, killing...

A theatre without an audience

Monday MusingVacillating between different topics that I could write about, I ruminated long on the pressing issues that have long been confronting our state,...

On responsible feminism

Monday MusingPeople who have small children know how outright they speak their minds and how brutally honest they can be. The other day, after all...

Tales of prisoners of war: Naik Balwant Singh Bisht

Flights Of FantasyMany Arunachalee old-timers recall the 1962 Sino-India conflict with fear and anger. The Chinese forces entered deep into Arunachal Pradesh along many...

Crushed mountains, fractured highways

Monday MusingIt's that time of the year when land starts falling apart, torn by human interventions and the pressure of monsoon rains, visuals of...

Practice self-restraint, become Covid volunteers

Monday MusingArunachal Pradesh witnessed a receding trend in the raging coronavirus cases with the state recording 402 people who recovered from the Covid-19 disease...

Convert Chimpu DCH into a permanent government super-specialty hospital

Monday MusingAs the second wave of Covid-19 has hit the state, in particular the Itanagar capital region (ICR), hard, the focus has once again...

No respite from the demon

Monday MusingThe death of any family member can have a devastating impact on the family. It can cause intense pain and heartache. This morning, I...

Onus is upon us

Monday MusingWe all need to be prepared for tougher times ahead as the Covid crisis in our country continues, prompting most of the states,...