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A team of chemists, led by Pinku Gogoi and Rajkamal Mohan, PhD students of Tezpur University supervised the entire work starting from cleaning to ensuring safety in handling the toxic pigments.
The businessmen in Fancy Bazaar area on Thursday, put up a small demonstration outside their shops in the area ‘requesting’ the administration to open up the old jail complex for parking during the festive season.
The honourable Gauhati High Court (GHC) has asked a pertinent question and its confusion is justified given that its own nomenclature bearing the word “Gauhati” is in direct conflict with its location which is Guwahati.
The talking point in the city this week is of course Rima Das and her monumental cinematic work, Village Rockstars. As the media partner helping her to promote and market her product to the masses, the G Plus team went through a series of activities that included a press conference and finally the premiere show at Cinepolis, Central Mall – both on Thursday last.
Ozit (Ajit): Abbey World Tourism Day gusi gol and our brand ambassador Priyanka Chopra didn’t do anything for the state did she? Bizit (Bijit): Hmm… maybe she’s busy with the wedding bells around her.
Whatever is happening at Gauhati University is not nice. Period! It has never happened before and the unprecedented nature of the occurrences is akin to a touch of indigestion – a feeling that someone somewhere is tinkering around and compromising the quality of education dispensation of the apex institution.
Random Human: Oh so I heard your column bagged some award in Delhi? Me: Oh yeah. Thanks. How’d you know?
Would you agree with me if I tell you that dear ol’ Guwahati is slowly effusing a sense of discomfort for its residents? Some situations make good examples.
Conversation from a 1.5 km long journey from point A to B which, in peak Guwahati traffic, takes 20 minutes to cover on a two wheeler.
That perilous river journey undertaken by hundreds, for work or otherwise, is one massive panga taken with the mighty Brahmaputra River on a daily basis - always ominous of a disaster waiting to happen.
The distance between North Guwahati and Guwahati can either be traversed by a 15 minute ferry ride or a 40 minute drive over the Saraighat.
The Janata Bhawan is the nerve-centre of all government operations in the state. All major government functionaries operate out of here.
I am not really surprised at the recent tweets of the union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) classifying Guwahati, along with other NE regions, as unique in its geographical and demographic conditions. In fact, it could well have added the governmental and administrative uniqueness too.
Assam is going to become infamous as the girlfriend who cries every time you miss her phone call. She thinks that you’ve forgotten her and you’re busy with someone else. Well, it’s time Assam grew up and stopped whining…
It seems in India, Pune is the best city to live in, while dear ol’ Guwahati is among the worst at a lowly 85th rank, according to the Ease of Living Index rankings published recently by the central government.
I think people have taken “freedom of speech” for granted. No one seems to have any control over what they are talking about, what information they are sharing, both personal and official...
I hold the Supreme Court of India in reverence and awe. Actually, every Indian does. After all, it has been successfully putting the checks and balances on the corrupt elements of the Indian Executive...
Two people engage in a conversation after the end of the recent Namami Brahmaputra festival which was ‘washed away.’
New uniforms for traffic police in Guwahati? So is that change just cosmetic or has the service upgraded too?
3 friends strike up a WhatsApp conversation after they get back to Guwahati from Delhi, and they discuss the Awesome Assam campaign featuring Priyanka Chopra that has been made available on several in-flight magazines
What a burden the entire Demonetization exercise was! People in Guwahati were holding to on to their spot at the ATM queue on to dear life. Here are the scenes from an ATM late at night. The colour of the clothes is how you remember people in a queue...
What happened when the District Transport revised the rates for getting fancy number plates?
Guwahati has a Mayor. This is information that a lot of people are not aware of. Let me begin with the premise that the Mayor is the highest-ranking official in the municipal department...
To all appearances, the mammoth NRC exercise seems done and dusted for the moment. Such was the scale and enormity of the task that at one point we wondered whether the Register...
In this ongoing month of July, G Plus has possibly conducted one of the largest surveys ever done in the city of Guwahati independently. The survey titled 'Let's Talk Guwahati'...
A friend’s office caretaker is an “Assamese Nepali” – the same variety of people that the more famous Mani Kumar Subba is. Not too educated and without much societal clout as is expected from people...
What happens when 3 Guwahati guys bring together pop-culture, headlines and administration together?
Hima Das, the name now every Indian should be proud of. This homegrown athlete has now taken Assam to the world, with a gold medal finally in the bag at an international...
The last occasion when Assamese hearts swelled with pride was when singer Debojeet Saha, of Silchar, buoyed by the huge SMS support and the good wishes of AASU, won a singing...
In our run up to the second week of the FakeMat movement, it has been amazing to see the response and support that the campaign has received...
Chief Minister (CM) Sarbananda Sonowal needs to be wary or at least start getting worried about the advice he is getting from his two trusted advisors – media advisor Hrishikesh Goswami and legal...
Someone in 2018 said that the words to live by are: ‘If it’s not on social media, did it even happen?’ But did someone ever wait to think, ‘What if it’s on social media, and it never...
Mob mentality: something that is difficult to comprehend in that a large number of individuals come together to think alike and be destructive to the point of being murderous...
China ya Pakistan ka recce kar nahi paye so what? Mars hi sahi! Bhaijaan: Are you calling our Prime Minister a swindler? A fraud? A thug? You dare mock the great Modi ji? Did not you hear about...
The first thing I do on waking up is of course scan the newspapers. Yeah, I know that’s part of my job. But more so these days, the progress or rather hopefully, the lack of it, as far as the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill...
These flood preparedness meetings have done nothing but made the concerned departments lazy and laid back about actually dealing with the onset of monsoons. Instead of...
Remember how around this date two years ago, we Assamese had voted – for change? Poriborton was the basic operative word. What that change would be was never explicitly spelt out by the harbingers...
The temple has attracted the wrath of people for patronizing animal sacrifice in the name of culture, religion and traditions. But it is a debate to live up to that expectation as there is Section 428...
All this while, I had thought that the cry of “poriborton” from two years ago meant development and progress. I had not bargained for “poriborton” to mean drastic demographic change!
It is Rebati Phukan’s disappearance rather than his existence and efforts as a peace interlocutor that has made news, more so because of the interest that the chief minister himself has taken towards verifying his fate.
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- CM Sarbananda Sonowal
- Assam Military
- Paresh Baruah
- Pro Talks
- Govt Ties
- Assam Government
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Just for an on-ground check, both the newly appointed GDD and PWD Ministers should go for a drive on the Rupnagar-Kalapahar route and the Kharguli stretch.
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Internal sources revealed that there are cases where the Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) had identified possible foreigners and registered cases against them back in 1998. It was then that other machineries like the Police...
A gentleman I know loved to ride a Harley Davidson; unfortunately he was not a competent rider. The bike was too heavy for him and handling it was kinda cumbersome. But he loved the bike’s power...
If these civic bodies do not get their act together, this so called smart city is going to the dogs and they will come only with their last minute contingency plans and continue...
Salman, as an inmate at Jodhpur Central Jail, will be in the company of rape accused godman Asaram, Rajsamand's hate-murder accused Shambhu Lal Raigar
An all women’s university, clearly established in haste, with a “Mentor” for a Vice Chancellor, a chief minister for a Chancellor, professors contracted and not appointed - on ad...
Mark Zuckerberg’s public statement that was downplayed as a ‘breach of trust’ between Facebook and its users, while claiming that Facebook was unaware about this data theft, is one...
Over time I have learnt that human intelligence has two variants. One is academic in nature where “intelligent” people excel in their academic pursuits but then turn out to be failures in...
Dogs demand attention, more so pet dogs. Pidi is no different. And I cannot at all blame him for choosing the wrong moment to seek his master Rahul Gandhi’s affection...
A sex survey done by a reputed national weekly, across 19 major cities in India was the week’s highlight for Guwahati. While this survey has always been exciting and something that most...
Internet sensation and Malayalam actress, Priya Prakash Varrier, took the internet by storm this week. She caught the troll pages, meme makers and trendsetters by the scruff and showed them...
Three Modis, over time, have really taken us in Guwahati by storm – each in their own unique way. While Narendra has given us enough reason to discuss, debate and argue on how...
Three journalists are on a break from their grunt work. This is the conversation that follows...
Mukesh Ambani committed an investment of Rs 2,500 crores during his maiden visit to the state for the Advantage Assam summit. Brilliant! Retail outlets to...
To keep things logical, the cut-off year just has to be 1951 simply because 1971 does not have the requisite credentials to be so important. An accord signed as a culmination of a 6-year...
Guwahati is on overdrive – a pace every metro city should be on. It is encouraging to see so much positivity around the city whether it is in terms of beautification, volunteer work or public announcements...
These are regular trends that would have decreased with the passage of time, largely because the network...
Cases of this level of extreme road rage are rather uncommon in Guwahati and so, this comes as a real shocker.
As we move into 2018, we should be looking at increased political liberty and the ability to voice opinions freely, but this ends the year on a sour note.
A look back at the year brings to the mind the sheer variety of international sporting disciplines that the city hosted right from cricket and football (being the two most popular disciplines in India today) to other international events in badminton and boxing.
A peek through the usually open door of my cabin at my workplace had, so far, allowed me the wholesome sight of four young minds busy peering into their monitors, mouse in hand, at what we term as the creative/layout desk. It had become a habit with me and one of them missing from his chair would invariably make me raise questions about his whereabouts.
The anger against the health minister was massive and was mainly dissipated through social media. Cancer survivors especially felt that their health was mocked at and they responded by saying that they refuse to take such an abominable insult. “Shame on him!” was the war cry.
Preparing the NRC draft continues to be one of the most debatable and complex exercises that the country has undertaken, as proven by the recurring delays and deferred dates.
As a layman pondering, I kind of felt that Guwahati had seen a phase in time when it was fashionable to be corrupt. The more you flaunted your ill-gotten wealth, the more upfront respect you got from all and sundry. And you just had to develop that thick skin to ignore the backbiting.
The recent video that circulated where an IndiGo employee physically assaulted a certain passenger has taken the internet by storm. The cause of the fight, whatever it may be, has made one thing clear; India does not believe in ‘Dignity of Labour’.
We have been an unenthusiastic lot for a long time now, but this year Guwahati demanded the attention it deserved.
The modern era though has unfortunately seen the real essence of celebrating Durga Puja being degraded to quite an extent, however the optimistic still believes that if the people change their attributes and habits a little, think logically, act rationally, then the sacred festival of Durga Puja can be revived once again.
The #MeToo movement has been sweeping the country and women have come out to raise their voice in unison against past oppressions, assaults and sexual misbehavior by erstwhile male colleagues taking advantage of their momentary superiority.
After four years of a Mission as serious and massive as Swachh Bharat, launched under the direct supervision of the Prime Minister of India, if it is still about building awareness on cleanliness in Guwahati, I guess somewhere, something is going terribly wrong.
“E-Toilets” and “Bio-toilets” are two popular terms in vogue today. Many of us are rather confused about the difference between the two. While Bio-toilets are simple installations with facilities to convert the defecated material to water in a short period of time by converting it to odourless and colourless water, E-Toilet are the ones fitted with electronic and gimmicking automation features which facilitates the user with so-called easy-usage.
Village Rockstars is an attempt to tell a story – may be of the writer herself – through the language of cinema. The essential function of cinema is storytelling and Rima Das has efficiently handled the medium to tell her story.
In the modern era, words like, “science & technology,” “business & commerce” etc have all showered a sanguine mindset among humans residing on this globe, and that has indeed come in handy in the process of making mankind climb the ladder of progress and development.
Founded in 1948 as the Transport provider of Assam and baptised as a Corporation in 1970, the Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) is one of the major public sector revenue generating services of the state of Assam. The statistical figures of ASTC are impressive; it employs over 5,000 people.
As an untested new leader takes the reins of our neighboring country Pakistan, the world focuses its attention on him. Everyone seems to ask - Will he be able to turn around Indo-Pak relations?
The September 5 boat tragedy on the banks of North Guwahati was an eye-opener on what the state of our inland water transport was in the city. The accident threw light on the plight of the common Guwahatian travelling in a rickety vessel, putting his life at risk all the time.
An eye catching construction more often than not is the result of a strong base, which directly or indirectly holds the impregnable and proud pillars of a magnificent structure.
It’s a conspicuous fact known to one and all that the perspectives and characterization of education follow a basic policy, which is to engender the sense of being schooled and skilled in the mind of individuals.
What does the idea- the concept- of “Emotional Intelligence” mean to someone like the author- a 23 year old fresh College passout ready to take on the increasing sophistication and adrenaline of the 21st Century lifestyle?
During Emergency, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in one of the meetings with her bureaucrats asked how the “brain drain” from India could be stopped.
Recent incidents of media and public trial on social media have raised serious concerns about a victim and an accused person’s privacy alike. Not only is an individual’s privacy at stake, his/her reputation is something which is equally susceptible to being tarnished.
For a 90’s kid residing in India, his knowledge about political science might have started by repeating the name of the then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee again and again.
On 30th July 2018, the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published amidst apprehensions of law and order problems. Such apprehensions were however dispelled...
A few days ago, as I was surfing through random videos on YouTube, I came across a news channel broadcast whose caption piqued my curiosity in a flash! It read, “Climate Change - 60 Crore Indians At Risk...
With the advent of technology, people nowadays have become globally more aware, with the mindset to develop their knowledge regarding crucial/pivotal issues concerning...
Notwithstanding its cultural superiority ingested through manifold experiences across centuries and the ability to withstand change continuously yet embosom new civilizations...
The currently prevailing discourse amongst political parties counterpoised to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pertains to the prospects of building a coalitional unity. Efforts in this direction have been forthcoming...
It’s not just Neel and Abhi’s life they barbarically lynched. Along with it, they took away whatever precious, little innocence we had left. They mercilessly tore down the albeit utopian mental construct we...
A considerable amount of things have been already said and done regarding the unfortunate incident of mob violence in Karbi Anglong district. But such exercises remain superfluous unless...
Today the condition is such that instead of trying to lessen the gap, the gorge of this caste-based reservations system is deepening and also spreading amongst the different communities...
India is one of the countries which are also affected by climate change worldwide; this includes northeast India.
- World Environment Day
- Beat Plastic Pollution
- World Environment Day 2018
- Climate Change
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Although religion and development of conscience are both indispensable parts of human society, an imbalance in this equilibrium is equally harmful when we speak about keeping in terms with this ever expanding and developing world.
Yoga Guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved has recently unveiled a new 'Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM', in partnership with state-run BSNL
As the BJP completes two years of governance, let's take a look at the areas where they did really well and a few grey areas where they failed or could've done better.
No matter how naturally flexible or strong you are, the true path of Yoga is one that must be walked over a long time. If you’re ever feeling impatient about how slowly it’s going or you ever wonder...
Currently, a number of roads are being constructed in Guwahati by the Public Works Department but it seems that the roads are being widened and the footpaths are being built not for pedestrians but for the benefit of roadside vendors.
All was hunky dory when the North Korean Leader Kim Jung-un aka ‘Rocket Man’ met with his southern counterpart Moon Jae-in in the dreaded demilitarized zone of Korea (DMZ).
- International Relations
- Kim Jong-un
- Moon Jae-in
- Donald Trump
- North Korea
- South Korea
- International Ties
- Rocket Man
- Nuclear Weapon
If we are to discuss the future of Assam’s tea industry, let us consider the challenges it faces. First of course is its economic viability given the ever rising input costs which far exceed the rise in selling...
Usually, a vehicle dropping off a passenger is given 5 minutes to exit and in such a case no parking fee is payable. Recently, the parking booths at the entry and exit points have been placed in such a manner that on most occasions, it becomes impossible for the driver to exit within 5 minutes mainly due to the unorganised parking and long line of exiting vehicles leading to the exit booth.
- LGBI Airport
- Borjhar Airport
- Guwahati International Airport
- Guwahati Airport
- Woes of Guwahati Airport
- Problems of Guwahati Airport
- Airport Authority of India
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‘Bohag Bihu’ or ‘Rongali Bihu’ is basically an agrarian festival. The concept of fecundity or productiveness remains hidden within it and is precisely the reason of the co-relation between the long history of agriculture and traditional Assamese Bihu.
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- Assamese Festival
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To understand crime, one has to look at the context. Guwahati is one of the most rapidly developing cities of the entire northeastern region. People from all corners of...
A pertinent question that emerges is - what attracts investments? Across the world it is observed that investments are drawn to locations developed as...
That Guwahati has emerged as a hub of narcotics doesn’t come as a surprise at all. Only the police swung late into action against the illicit business that had...
In the March issue of one of the top and leading magazines of India, a piece of news was published regarding percentage of people involved in sex in different states...
I have a daughter; so I perceive things a little differently than many of Papon’s loyalists. Make no mistake, I am as much an Assamese as them and take immense pride when works of modern...
The hills are badly mauled and robbed off its beauty. The ever increasing human settlements, commercial establishments and industries require the elixir of life called water...
Across the world it is observed that investments are drawn to locations developed as industry clusters - places that increase productivity...
On 1st February, 2018 Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley presented the union budget for 2018-19 with a new developmental framework with prime focuses on agrarian economy, rural...
While in Majuli, what do tourists do? It’s mostly Satra hopping, watching mask making at Samaguri satra and feasting on traditional food and beverages.
It is heartening to see that the Government is taking an initiative which will drastically reduce the discomfort and inconvenience faced by the general public- in the process, leading to the smooth functioning of the State Machinery; this time in the form of Transportation Facilities.
We've stepped into January and Guwahatians have barely felt the typical chill associated with these months except for two days in the early part of this week. It's all the more frightening to see other parts of the state experiencing a rather normal cold winter and the mercury hardly dipping here to single digit so far. So, who killed Guwahati’s winter?
The demonetisation has brought back around 95% of the cash in circulation in the market.
3rd December is celebrated as the International day of Persons with Disability worldwide. Being a proud mother of a child with special needs, every year I am excited during this time of year.
The uproar in Assam over Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Maulana Syed Arshad Madani’s provocative statements at a seminar in the capital on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is understandable.
The first anniversary of demonetisation recently brought into focus the way this government has embarked on a massive drive to “formalize” the economy – one of the key transformational agenda. In this context, let me examine one of the levers that is being used to achieve this - Demonetisation.