Say no to the greedy minority

First they went for the NERIST, then RGU, then the greenfield airport project - and now the NIT. Some groups of people in the...

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,...

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...

Alcoholism and Arunachal

Arunachal's culture encourages imbibing alcohol without much reservation against it. Offering apong to guests is a unique tribal custom which is little known...

When multilingual writers and poets meet

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

Of weak political and bureaucratic leadership

Monday Musing The lockdown of the Itanagar capital region has been extended upto 3 August. The capital-specific lockdown was imposed first on 6 July, when...

The ‘No cash’ crisis

Much hue and cry was witnessed in the past couple of weeks following a sudden shortage of cash in the capital complex and other...

Lessons from Arunachal

Monday Musing The vandalizing of Durga's idols in Doimukh just a day before the Durga puja festival in October this year had cast a big...

Budding sportspersons and SLSA’s Maggi noodles

Monday Musing Recently, seven students of the Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy (SLSA), the premier sports academy which has trained some of the finest players of...

Rationalization of teachers

Monday Musing Even though Arunachal Pradesh is doing its best in the education sector, it has been observed that government policies received a setback due...

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...

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...

A question of conscience

With the voting day for the simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections just a few days away, the political atmosphere in the state is...

Covid-19: simple steps to keep Arunachal green

Flights Of Fantasy One question that is in everyone's mind is: 'How do we ensure that Arunachal Pradesh remains a green zone for Covid-19 till...

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...

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...

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...

Fishy business

Abhijit (name changed) is a fishmonger in Itanagar. He is an Assamese-speaking Bihari from Assam who makes a living in Itanagar. Abhijit procures his fishes...

Devil’s advocate

Monday Musing Well, at least two different entities are killing it right now for different reasons: life insurance salesmen on TV, who are using the...

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...