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Welcome to the era of Digital Violence – Rumours-filled week wreaks havoc in Northeast

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie

Shillong, June 09, 2018: 

Where are we heading? What has happened to humanity? What has happened to sanity?

The brutal lynching of two Guwahati youths by an angry mob in Karbi Anglong, on suspicions of being children lifters, has left many in a state of shock and disgust. As disheartening as this news can come to many, the fact remains “We are still living in a dark world inhabited by demons in the flesh, heartless, senseless and shameless.”

Motphran Violence: When truth is hidden under piles of ‘fake news’

By Freddy Michael Majaw

OPINION | Shillong, June 04, 2018: 

Shillong had always been an epitome of peace, love and progress in North East India. It is home to different communities with their varied cultural practices, living and working together to develop the city that they love and are proud of.

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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Riddled with errors, MBOSE put students’ future in the noose

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie | Shillong News, March 31, 2018: 

Education is considered to be the ultimate weapon to streamline social behaviours besides eradicating poverty and the government both at the centre and the state have been pumping a lot of funds into this crucial sector to ensure that the country touches a satisfactory if not good percentage of literacy.

But, who are we kidding? Education for some is just a mean to ‘get rich quick’ with total disregard to the future of the students. And the CBSE paper leak is a perfect example of this blatant act of pure selfishness.

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