POCSO Act: Implications and punishment

Monday Musing The one kind of post unarguably common in everyone's social media feed has to be the ones that are asking for help to...

Festival of democracy with a twist

Monday Musing In a parliamentary form of government, elections are considered festivals of democracy. It's about battles of ideologies, ideas, and more so, vision. In...

Unmasking corruption: A closer look

Monday Musing Starting from the APPSC scam, our state has been witnessing a continuous unfolding of similar cases of nepotism and cash-for-job scandals in recent...

Tribal identity caught between saffronisation & Christianisation

Monday Musing On 22 January, on my way back home from a morning walk, I saw a school van with children as young as five...

The dirtiest state

Monday Musing It seems that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched 10 years ago, has hardly been able to make any impact in Arunachal Pradesh, as...

The addictive world of social media

I would rather blame it on Senegalese-born Italian social media personality, Khaby Lame and UFC promoter Dana White for my Instagram reels addiction. If...

Orange bowl of Arunachal coming undone

Dambuk, a small town in Lower Dibang Valley (LDV) district of Arunachal Pradesh, does not require an introduction. One of the most picturesque places...

Killing fields

Monday Musing With state and parliamentary elections in a few months, Tirap has descended into the familiar cycle of violence and tragedy. Former MLA Yumsen...

Demand for ADCs in Arunachal

Monday Musing Governor KT Parnaik recently concluded his visit to Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts, and on the sidelines of his tour, the people...

Hydropower: Balancing development and ecological fragility

Monday Musing In September 2017, the NITI Aayog CEO, after famously taking a chopper ride, announced a 10,000 MW hydropower project in the Siang river....

Don’t let money culture win the race yet again

Monday Musing As the election nears, the issue of money culture is once again becoming a hot topic in the state. Literally, every sitting MLA...

The grim reality of sports in Arunachal

Monday Musing Lack of support for athletes, dormant sports organisations and insufficient infrastructure paint a grim picture of sports in Arunachal Pradesh. Maintaining a healthy diet...

Orchids: Beautiful, mysterious, vulnerable

Monday Musing Did you know that there is a species of orchid known as Schoenorchis mishmensis, named after the Mishmi Hills of Lower Dibang Valley...

Why do our languages die?

Monday Musing While en route to Naharlagun from the Guwahati airport on a Sky One chopper, I was struck by a three-year-old toddler speaking with...

A commentary on assembly election-2024

Monday Musing As the upcoming 2024 assembly elections are drawing near, most of the political parties and prospective candidates are engaging in hectic political activities...

Mongolia: exploring the enigmatic land

Monday Musing Since childhood, I had a burning desire to visit Mongolia, the world's largest landlocked country. Besides its enigmatic beauty, the fact that most...

An accepted social issue

Monday Musing A private member's resolution titled 'The Arunachal Pradesh Monogamy Election Eligibility Bill, 2023' was circulated for discussion during the September 2023 legislative assembly...

Stapled Visa and Arunachal Athletes

Monday Musing It is truly heartbreaking that three athletes from Arunachal Pradesh could not participate in the ongoing Hangzhou Asian Games through no fault of...

Religiosity

Monday Musing During my school days, I, as a child, was made to believe in some ancestral rituals for the wellbeing of my daily life. On...

Asseh: the shamanic ritual of the Idu-Mishmis

Monday Musing Since the very beginning of time, human society was made up of all kinds of people. The good, the evil, and everything in...