The last rite

Meet Joseph Laye, an enterprising and hard working young man, a rarity in the state where many young and not-so-young men bully and extort...

The battle within

The identity of any group of people is through its languages and dialects. Arunachal is a unique state where more than 100 tribes and...

The Batti Project: Lighting Arunachal one batti at a time

While the country is gearing up for the elections, the team of ‘Further and Beyond’ are working towards raising funds for ‘The Batti Project’...

A cult hero called Taro Chatung

Monday Musing In the mid '90s, a sensation called Taro Chatung took the state by storm. When the watch or clock showed 6 pm, the...

Covid-19: Time to strategize

Monday Musing Few weeks ago, most of the northeastern states were declared coronavirus (Covid-19)-free states, but all of that changed after the beginning of the...

The war on drugs

Monday Musing On 16 July, the state cabinet approved the Policy on Psychoactive Substances 2021-26 to fight the drug menace in Arunachal. The policy, as...

A time for reckoning

Monday Musing The last few days of July and the beginning of August were so unbearably hot this year. The extreme heat and hating that...

Is AAPSU a waning pan-Arunachal entity?

Monday Musing As the music's blaring crescendo fell, it was overlapped by colourful roadshow dances presented by the supporters and cheerleaders, donning their respective candidates'...

A trip to Mechukha

Monday Musing I visited picturesque Mechukha for the first time in the 2011, when there was a Northeast riders' meet. At that time, it was...

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...

Inaction continues as drug menace thrives

Monday Musing The state government had allocated Rs 10 crore in the last budget for modernizing drug de-addiction centres across Arunachal Pradesh. The budget session for...

From bad to worse

Travelling on NH 415 between Itanagar and Naharlagun has become a nightmare for the capital's dwellers, and it seems that there will be no...

Give wings to development

Chief Minister Pema Khandu has returned for a second innings on the hot seat along with a 40-member team, including 11 first-timers, as BJP...

Look east and learn

Monday Musing During a recent meeting in New Delhi to review the progress of the highway projects funded by the central government in the Northeast...

A postcard from the edge

Monday Musing Not everything happens by chance. My introduction to journalism came in the form of The Times of India newspaper my father used to subscribe...

Uncertain times in TCL region

Monday Musing Recently, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (IM) sent out a diktat to the legislators of Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts to...

Repeal AFSPA

Monday Musing Security forces massacred at least 14 Nagas in Oting, in Mon district of Nagaland, on the evening of 4 December. The civilians were returning...

Karma chameleon

Monday Musing 1. My elder brother and I reunited after 15 years of estrangement, at our father's funeral, on 9 December, 2021. Together we lit our...

Declining freedom of Press in India

Monday Musing The sharp fall in press freedom in India speaks volume about the sorry state-of-affairs in the functioning of media in the country today. The...

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...