Talent pool and crumbling sports infrastructure

India, for the first time in its football history, organized the U-17 World Cup last month. Being a host country, the country got the...

Word to the wordsmiths, with a smile and a wink

It's easy, after reading a dozen novels, to decide to become a writer. But getting down to the brass tacks of the job and...

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

Breaking the vicious cycle

Monday MusingThe Narcotics Control Bureau of India has in its recent finding identified 272 districts across the country which are most affected by the...

‘Unspoken words’ inspire young poets to speak up 

Monday MusingPoetry does magic with its sublime words; so does art, to those who have a taste for it. Many great poets have translated...

Season of promises and money

These days almost every conversation centres on the impending state elections. The elections are scheduled to be held in May 2019, but as the...

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

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...

The sports policy of Arunachal Pradesh

The sports policy of the state has finally been notified. The vision is to make Arunachal Pradesh a vibrant and leading state in the...

Bromide and platitude

The National Press Day celebration last Friday was one of the best we've had in years. The presence of so many journalists from different...

Bohemian rhapsody: The case for irony

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

A chasm in education

Monday MusingEver since the nationwide lockdown was enforced in India, parents are wrestling with a conundrum between sending their wards to schools amid paranoia...

Govt needs more courage to implement major projects

Monday MusingJust when everyone thought that deck has been cleared for the start of much awaited medical college from 2018 academic session, the controversy...

A short stay home for children

Sishu Bhavan is a short stay home for children run by the Missionaries of Charity in Naharlagun. Right now, there are 17 children between...

Money-driven elections

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