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Mukul, Dikkanchi congratulate Miani after winning Ampati seat

Ampati, May 31, 2018: 

After the Congress managed to secure a thumping victory in Ampati by polls, the party is now the single largest party in Meghalaya. Congress’s candidate Miani D Shira, daughter of former Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma won the seat by over 3191 votes.

Meghalaya all the more beautiful with setting in of frost!

Shillong, January 8, 2017

Several parts of Meghalaya on Sunday witnessed a drop in temperature that ranged from 1 to 3 degrees during the night time. But what mattered is not the drop in temperature but the onset of frost that added to the scenic beauty of the place the next day. Many Social media users were left in awe by the frost filled scenic beauty that seemed to confirm the beauty of the abode of clouds. Social media was full of posts from people sharing pictures of the frost thereby giving enough reasons to people why they should visit the state.

Photo of the day: “A mother knows what her child’s gone through, even if she didn’t see it herself.”

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“A mother knows what her child’s gone through, even if she didn’t see it herself.” ― Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Gadis Pantai

Photo of the day: When Shillong witnessed the first hailstone of the year!

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Shillong Street Art 2018- Because Art is not Vandalism!

By Shubham Bhowmick | April 24, 2018

Art has always been the subject of interpretation since its very inception. In accordance with the message that art portrays, it is further divided into various sub-groups or genres. And Shillong happens to be a city which hosts the most number of artists and their consequent art forms. From musicians, to painters, to writers; we got all the talents here in this vibrant city.

In recent years, the most popular form of emerging art form in the city happens to be graffiti. Although, the state government had tagged earlier graffiti as vandalism, it is starting to acknowledge this activity as an actual form of art in the recent years.

Graffiti has been a way for the young artists of the city to express their feelings towards the reality in which they have been living. There are some graffiti painted on the city walls, mostly in areas such as Laitumkhrah, Police Bazaar, and some of them seem worn out. In the earlier times, the wall-art seen around the city mostly hosts’ revolutionary expressions by a group called “the small axe”.

However an event called the Shillong Street Art Fest (SSAF) inspired artists from in and around the city to make art-oriented murals in the streets of Dhankheti and lower Lachumiere. It was an initiative with the primary goal of the artist, popularly known as Yantr in collaboration with other artists, in organizing the Shillong Street Art fest (SSAF) to bring the movement of public art to Shillong, North East India and open it to the global art scene. The SSAF was also co-organized by CSAC- Can’t stop Art and Craft.

Along with some artists from around the country, most of the murals that have been published in this article have been created by aspiring young artists from Shillong and from around the country. The mural of the boy and the plant which is present in Dhankheti streets for public display was painted by one of the first woman graffiti artist of India, and her name is Anpu Varkey. She is among the popular female graffiti artists of India and her signature graffiti happens to be a cat which can be seen in Shillong and different parts of the country she visited.

In the recent years, art has truly evolved from a very narrow range of genres to a wide variety of art forms- from modern to traditional. Each of these two aspects of art need to be preserved and encouraged through the masses. And graffiti being the most unconventional or raw form of art, it is rapidly rising as the most appreciated form of modern art.


About the contributor:  Shubham Bhowmick is a student of Mass Media department Department, St. Anthony’s College and can be reached at sbhowmick955@gmail.com

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IN PICTURES | Wild elephants wreak havoc, destroy 9 houses in West Garo Hills

TNT News | July 08, 2018

Nine houses were totally destroyed after a herd of wild elephants ran amok in the village of Jalupara under Dalu PS in West Garo Hills in Meghalaya. The incident occurred at about 1 am this morning and is being closely monitored by the district administration

 

 

 

 

 

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