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...

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...

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...

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...

Cabin fever

Monday Musing They wring you out from within - the gathering uncertainties - till all the things you cared about, all the rose-tinted dreams you...

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...

‘Unspoken words’ inspire young poets to speak up 

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

Are the political parties bereft of ideology?

With the date of the simultaneous assembly and parliamentary elections approaching nearer, electioneering by the political parties is picking up rhythm across Arunachal Pradesh. A...

BJP’s dilemma as saffron surges in Arunachal

Election mode has nearly set in Arunachal and Arunachalese love to get drenched in the election fervour. The election enthusiasm has already begun in a...

Is RT-PCR machine reliable?

Monday Musing Going by data from the Covid-19 bulletin, which is updated every evening by the directorate of health services, the reports from three districts...

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...

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...

Old school v/s the new normal

Monday Musing Students across the country breathed a sigh of relief when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the nationwide lockdown would come into effect...

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...

Shooting prices, falling sales

Monday Musing The stiff rise in the prices of vegetables in the markets of the capital complex in the recent past put the consumers' budgets...

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...

An awkward nyida story

Monday Musing There is so much hype and talk about big fat Indian weddings, even on international grounds. If we look closely, our very own...

Put children’s safety first

Monday Musing There is much anger among people following rising cases of crimes against children in the state and a growing sense of distrust has...

Arunachal Lit Fest- a way forward

The department of Information and Public Relation, govt of Arunachal Pradesh organized the Arunachal Lit Fest 2018 in Itanagar from Nov 28-30. Three-day event was...

Nurture youth and their entrepreneurial spirit

Monday Musing In the last two decades Arunachal witnessed several ministers wooing investors from other parts of the country and abroad to invest in this...