The battle ahead

Monday MusingThe mass movement against the refugees in Arunachal Pradesh gained force after the state government contested the centre's decision to grant citizenship to...

About police and policing

A few decades ago, police personnel in Arunachal Pradesh literally had very little role in maintaining law and order, since the peace-loving people of...

Technology’s shady underbelly

Easy and inexpensive access to technology, coupled with the Jio revolution, has resulted in a drastic increase in the number of users over the...

Silent bystanders

Monday Musing"He pulled her by the hair and dragged her to the end of the road, and then he kicked her in the stomach." This...

Many facets in the face of adversity

Monday MusingA virus has exposed many facets of our society - some disturbing revelations, some ugly, and some heartwarming. Our first reaction to the Covid-19...

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...

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...

Lack of parking sense and space

Monday MusingEver since the earthcutting process began for the construction of the four-lane highway in the Capital, there has been a drastic dearth of...

Time to go tough on drugs menace

It is said that sharing is caring. But what happens when a teacher does not hesitate to ask his pupil to share some tobacco...

Watching ‘Neverland’

As a kid growing up in the ‘80s, I was, like millions across the globe, a star-struck Michael Jackson fan. As if mirroring Wade...

When multilingual writers and poets meet

Flights Of FantasyFor the first time in Arunachal Pradesh, an all India level multilingual writers and poets meet was organised at Pasighat on 2-3...

Is RT-PCR machine reliable?

Monday MusingGoing by data from the Covid-19 bulletin, which is updated every evening by the directorate of health services, the reports from three districts...

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...

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,...

Put children’s safety first

Monday MusingThere is much anger among people following rising cases of crimes against children in the state and a growing sense of distrust has...

Mr Sinha’s beautiful dreams

It was probably just as well that the press was not invited to the ATAL Conclave organised by the state government at the state...

No relief for riot-affected shop owners

Almost four months after massive damages were caused to Takar Complex, the oldest commercial building in Naharlagun, during the anti-Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) riots...

Four months since you said two months

Monday MusingIn the past three months, we have written a little over 10 times about the four-lane road construction in the capital region. During...

Cleanliness is a collective responsibility

Monday MusingAs per recent Swachh Survekshan 2020 results, Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal has been ranked 7th among the 10 dirtiest cities of the...

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...