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Will A. L. Hek’s son be convicted or released?

By MAYBORN LYNGDOH R | April 09, 2018

To,

The Editor

Dear Sir/Ma’am,

Following a recent incident of a Meghalaya MLA’s son being involved in a tragic road accident that led to the death of a cop associated with Shillong Jail while critically injuring another constable of Meghalaya police, a question that has been lurking in people’s mind is that, “Will the minster’s son ever be convicted or will he be out on bail for he happens to be the son of Meghalaya  Health Minister, AL Hek.

READ | Meghalaya: Mercedes driven by Health Minister’s son hits motorbike killing a cop, injuring another

 

When traffic in Shillong becomes focal point of all conversations

By Ibankyntiew Mawrie

May 25, 2018: 

Friday, the 25 was a day unlike the city has experienced in days. For those awaiting the HSSLC (Arts) and SSLC examination results, it was a day of tensions turning into jubilation, hard work blooming into success and for those following the mundane city life it was a day of patience turning into anger which eventually faded into helplessness.

When youths are misguided, Meghalaya boils!

To the Editor, 

The recent unfortunate incident has been disastrous for both peace-loving communities. My empathy is with those families in Umsohsun, Mawkhar, Jaiaw and adjoining areas of Mothphran. The Khasi youths of Shillong never endorse violence, they have been living a life of cheerfulness despite the limited source of earning their livelihood.

All they long for, is a life of equal opportunities. The current scenario of Shillong has been favourable to youths from business-class and a Khasi by nature, he or she relates to people beyond financial transaction.

The word “business-class” doesn’t exist in the Dictionary of Khasis, probably it might be in the blood of some Khasis, who might have grown up as orphans, but we shouldn’t blame them either, because it is circumstances that might have made them as they are. 

In a situation of less-employment opportunities, our youths can be easily misguided by lobby makers. I just can’t forget the year 2000 of Shillong, when insurgency was at its peak. Teenagers were being brain-washed to join the outfits in the name of patriotism.

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Most of these teenagers are from those families, whose sole bread earner of the family is either a Father or a Mother and not both. In case of single Mothers, it is indeed difficult to spend time with her children when she is exhausted from her day’s work, given the nature of unorganized employment that dominates Shillong. By the time she reaches home, she would find her children asleep. If the children are lucky enough to have an eldest sister or brother, they would definitely go to bed without an empty stomach. 

The actual Khasi youths are made to fend for themselves at a very young age especially when they are raised by single parents.

It is not surprising to see Khasi youths being more matured and exemplary in terms of leadership and natural management skills despite the limitations of human nature. The future of our misguided youths is challenging but interesting if they can keep on learning from mistakes.

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They just need to understand that they have an upper hand than most of our educated youths because whatever that we read or learned is nothing but secondary information.

However, when our misguided youths tread their own unknown path, they need to know that they have the primary knowledge that gives them experience with the passage of time. 

Regards,

Aiborlang Andrew Chyne

(Chyne is an Independent Business Development Consultant for Handcrafted Wooden-Furniture Design houses in Delhi.

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Students of reputed college in Shillong publicly shamed on Facebook; Is this justifiable?

OPINION | Shillong, Sept 16, 2018: 

By Mayborn Lyngdoh R

How justified are we in public shaming the Higher Secondary students of a reputed educational institute in Shillong?

Yesterday, pictures of Higher Secondary School students of a reputed Girl’s College in the capital city of Shillong were circulated on social media anonymously without entertaining a second thought.

An open letter to Nongthymmai Catholic Church authorities in run up to All Soul’s Day

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LETTERS | Oct 31, 2018: 

To,

The Editor
The Shillong News

Respected Editor,

The 2nd of November marks a day of reminiscence and memory for most Christians as we  collectively remember our loved ones and pray for their departed souls.

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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