Destination Mechukha: A painter’s delight

Monday Musing Someone once said, "It's not about the destination; it's about the journey", but sometimes, it is about the destination, especially if the destination...

Power politics and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

While the district administrations across Aruna-chal Pradesh are busy with disaster preparedness, the ruling BJP seems to have embarked on poll preparedness ahead of...

Avoiding delay of justice in child abuse cases

Despite the existence of strong laws, crimes against children in the state are rampant, while on the other hand the conviction rate in such...

Ghost villages of human greed

Monday Musing They say that when greed takes over one's conscience and sense of responsibility, corruption is inevitable. The Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) compensation scam is...

Repetition of a historical blunder

Monday Musing The state government committed a grave mistake by converting Arunachal's first state hospital at Naharlagun into a medical college - the Tomo Riba...

From the hallowed grounds

Monday Musing The Arunachal Pradesh Raj Bhavan has seen some interesting occupants in recent years. Of course Gen JJ Singh undoubtedly was the most popular governor....

Cocktail blues

At about 6:30 in the morning, the bus turns around the last bend on the road on the Assam side, and lumbers slowly upto...

Submitting to toxic masculinity

A group of women were having a conversation. With all the chattering and sounds of laughter, anybody overhearing them could without any doubt tell...

Uncertain times ahead

Monday Musing The Indian state has militarized Assam, following protests against the amended Citizenship Act (CA). Six people are reported dead in police firing and at...

Covid-19: Real fight begins in the state

Monday Musing The world is fighting a different kind of war in the year 2020, and the fight will probably continue for one more year....

Need for a change

The recent incident of stealing of dustbins and parklets from various locations in Itanagar is shameful. In fact, the persons who committed the crime...

Accidents and blood money

It is that time of the month when my turn to pen down 'Monday Musing' has arrived, and this time the events of the...

Bohemian rhapsody: The case for irony

Monday Musing There are two kinds of people who use irony to devastating effect: those who have a sense of humour, and those who don't. Witty...

The flame of Olympics in our hearts

Monday Musing Producing homegrown Olympians has been a long-nurtured dream of the state. Talks and debates have been held about it over the past many...

A step towards social redemption

Revenge system that continues to prevail has been the 'curse of East Kameng district. It hangs like the proverbial sword that everyone is scared...

Plastic waste polluting our rivers

The World Environment Day celebration on 5 June this year was hosted by India this year. With this year's theme being 'Ban plastic pollution',...

Money-driven elections

Monday Musing It should not be a matter of discussion that money plays a key role in elections. As we all know by now, money...

Two faces have I

Monday Musing The only form of racism that cuts closer to the bone than crass racism is subtle racism, ask any educated racist. That condescending smile…...

Old school v/s the new normal

Monday Musing Students across the country breathed a sigh of relief when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the nationwide lockdown would come into effect...

Living on your own

Monday Musing There will come a time when many of us who have lived sheltered lives with our families will have to finally step out...