Money lending: the culture of 10%

Unauthorised money lending culture in Arunachal Pradesh has ostensibly become an uncontrollable social menace. Over the years, this culture has maimed hundreds of families,...

Nyigam: An example of courage and toil

Your backache is going to get worse, said my travelling companion, reluctant to take me along as she made plans for a visit to...

The age of imagination

In today's world of extreme positivity, there is no place for the slightest bit of negative thoughts; which, in simpler words, means that honesty...

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...

Of memories and potatoes

Monday Musing This is about Nyikam an old woman and a grandmother, my first teacher who spoke no Hindi, English or Assamese. The trusted weather-woman, brilliant...

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...

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…...

A river that needs special attention

Government agencies took almost two months to reveal the probable cause of the Siang river turning muddy - that too after a biological scientist...

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...