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10 reasons that prove you grew up in the 80s in Shillong

TNT DESK | July 4, 2018

  1. You most likely knew who Freddy Khapran and Augustine Kharkongor were and thought that they were the best footballers in India. Bordoloi trophy was the tournament Shillong XI had to win to prove that we were the best in Northeast.

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  1. You went and watched Qayamat se Qayamat Tak starring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla at Bijou Cinema Hall.

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  1. Most of you did not appear for Exams during 1987 as everyone passed because of the Shillong Agitation.

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  1. Living High, Great Society,King Apple and Adremelech were the biggest bands that walked the planet .

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  1. You had to own a Leather Jacket and dress up like Bruce Dickenson .The Mawlai and Malki fete was a must for all the rock fans.

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  1. The Shillong Bus was a regular at GS Road and you most likely hitched a ride in it .

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  1. You watched Salman Khan romance Ayesha Jhulka at the 14th Mile for a flop movie called Kurbaan.

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  1. You went to the Nazareth Cafeteria in Laitumkhrah for Lassi and Hot Dog and Jalpan for Aloo Puri while Abba was the best restaurant in Shillong.And Hong Kong restaurant served the best ‘Half Plate Chow’.

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  1. You saw the Flying Duck at the Umiam Lake (It was a restaurant).

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  1. You knew someone who had modified his Jeep and bought Radial tyres.

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Meghalaya Police to face virtual challenge head-on; to use social media as weapon against rumour mongering

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie | Shillong, June 14, 2018:

With social media continuing to become a cause of concern for the enforcing agencies, considering the number of cases being blown out of proportion across the state, due to irresponsible usage of the internet, the Meghalaya Police is coming up with a strategy to tackle this problem in the virtual world.

Leading by example, IAS officer Arunkumar Kembhavi comes up with solution to beat Shillong traffic

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie

Shillong, May 31, 2018: 

First stops – West Jaintia Hills and West Khasi Hills; Next stop – Shillong!

While some orate their way to popularity, few others by exhibiting their talents, lesser known individuals tread the steps of recognition, and manage to find appreciation in the hearts of the people by doing what they do best – Being Humble.

Leading by example, this IAS officer from Karnataka has earned quite a name for himself in Meghalaya and is widely known in the districts where he had served as — The ‘People’s Deputy Commissioner’.

Maw Korkatia: This dying, ancient game of the Khasis is ‘arguably’ 2000 years old

BY IBANKYNTIEW MAWRIE 

Shillong, May 10, 2018: 

“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future” ~~ Elie Wiesel

If culture was born out of a memory, as American writer Elie Wiesel has clearly observed, then it is safe to say that our identities and cultural practices are but a reflection of that memory which has been passed on to us since time immemorial.

Similarly, the traditions and cultural practices of the Khasi tribe of Meghalaya is the result of a few well-preserved memories, some of which have been stacked in the pages of history as myths and legends while others have evolved to become a part and parcel of the lives of the people till date.

How effective is the ‘cure’ to treat drug addiction?

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, Shillong News | Shillong, April 24, 2018:

When drug addiction gets the better of our youths, then judgmental behaviour gets the better of our society. As a society, we often consider drug addiction as a criminal offence but experts, have time and again, maintained that ‘Addiction is not a crime but a disease which can be cured’.

BLOG | Meghalaya: Are people becoming lazy due to traffic in Shillong?

By Priya Paul | April 24, 2018

Shillong’s traffic snarl can leave cars crawling- making it almost faster to walk than drive

Meghalaya being one of the tiny hill state in India has witnessed a surge in the traffic flow over the years. Nothing comforting has come from the Government in solving this menace.

The existing traffic scenario has helped one and all to be lazy, to avoid meetings, to be late for college, etc with the universally accepted reason of “a bad traffic”, which as a matter of fact, is true. The road in Polo Bazar in Shillong is jammed every morning and evening that it has become an inevitable feature of the place.

Have we ever spared some time to think about the monstrous traffic and how easy lives would be if one day the government intervenes and takes an exceptional stand to curb the traffic menace? But that only sounds like a far-fetched dream!


About the contributor: Priya Paul is a student of of St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, Mass Media Dept. and can be reached at priyapaul2712@gmail.com

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