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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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Living Megalithic Culture of Khasi-Jaintia can help understand global megalithic culture better

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie, Shillong News | Shillong, April 10, 2018:

As archaeologists and historians from across the world continues to collect every piece of pre-historic remains and records to ascertain the significance of Megaliths and Monoliths spread across the globe, an expert and author from Bangalore upheld that the living Megalithic Culture of the Khasi-Jaintia in Meghalaya might hold the key to understanding megaliths all over the world.

This is how SARS struggles to stand up for the voiceless stray animals

Shillong, April 06, 2018: 

By Abigail Nongsiej 

A ray of hope shown down on the helpless and voiceless stray animals that have suffered at the hands of men, after a young animal lover — Tee Mawlong formed Stray Animal Rescue Society (SARS) in  February 2016, an organisation with the sole purpose of helping Stray Animals specifically dogs and cats.

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