The things we least deserve

Technical institutes such as the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) and the National Institute of Technology (NIT) are precious assets...

No relief for riot-affected shop owners

Almost four months after massive damages were caused to Takar Complex, the oldest commercial building in Naharlagun, during the anti-Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) riots...

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…...

APST women: Identity and gender inequality

The status of a child born to an Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe (APST) woman and a non-APST man has been challenged time and again...

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...

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...

A ticking bomb waiting to explode

Monday Musing The formation of three natural dams on the Yorlung-Tsangpo river in Tibet has created panic among the people downstream in Arunachal Pradesh. As...

Technology’s shady underbelly

Easy and inexpensive access to technology, coupled with the Jio revolution, has resulted in a drastic increase in the number of users over the...

The battle ahead

Monday Musing The mass movement against the refugees in Arunachal Pradesh gained force after the state government contested the centre's decision to grant citizenship to...

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...

Reluctant government employees

If you notice, a lot of private job advertisements in this daily specify that only non-tribal candidates need to apply. Elsewhere in the world,...

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...

The NERIST unrest

The North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) took centre stage this past week. When we first followed the story of the NERIST...

Zen Shin and the matter of style

Monday Musing A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. - Zen Shin That's a level-headed, vaguely romantic...

Lack of parking sense and space

Monday Musing Ever since the earthcutting process began for the construction of the four-lane highway in the Capital, there has been a drastic dearth 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...

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...

Four months since you said two months

Monday Musing In the past three months, we have written a little over 10 times about the four-lane road construction in the capital region. During...

Testing the waters

Monday Musing 'Water is very important for living beings. We need water to drink, cook, clean and wash. Without water, there will be no life.' This...

Dismal state of freedom, need for law on journalist safety

From the time the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA Government came into power, the Hindu-right wings could be ominously seen resurrecting; imposing radical...