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Getting it Done Vs Doing it Right

I have been training with kettlebells for over two years now. Being a marketer, I have found several similarities between the way marketing and kettlebell training works.

Ritesh Kapoor | January 20, 2021 14:09 hrs

My Way Or The Highway

The sudden clampdown of the first lockdown had its share of melancholic stories.

Admin | June 29, 2020 18:14 hrs

Devotion VS Education

One of the major steps taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs post lockdown was the re-opening of places of worship. But what is bothering the conscious citizens of India is how feasible it is to open temples and keep educational institutions shut?

Shilpa Roy | June 06, 2020 17:57 hrs

Restoring Normalcy in India

The author writes about the bounden duty of all Indians to comply with the rules and regulations set down by the government and the WHO if the country is to come out of its locked down situation and restore the normalcy that they once enjoyed.

Tinat Atifa Masood | May 30, 2020 22:49 hrs

Lessons From The 1918 Spanish Flu

The lesson we can learn from the great influenza pandemic to flatten the curve until a vaccine is discovered, is social distancing. It saved many lives in 1918, and it will save even in 2020.

Shilpa Roy | May 28, 2020 15:40 hrs

The Cure is in Our Hands

Along with the virus is spreading the virus of stupidity. And it is not only in India but across the globe. We are anticipating the research results of a vaccine for the novel Coronavirus but there can be absolutely no medicine for stupidity.

Tinat Atifa Masood | May 19, 2020 15:48 hrs

Solution Based Journalism to Tackle COVID-19

While the pandemic COVID-19 has made the masses at large remain isolated within their respective homes, it has made certain professionals work out of their skins.

Bishaldeep Kakati | May 16, 2020 12:55 hrs

WHO to Impugn for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ironically, for the first time in the history of civilization, scientists, researchers and doctors, having been shaken and perplexed by the advent of a tiny virus, have given a clarion call for social distancing rather than social cohesion.

Gautam Ganguly | May 09, 2020 10:45 hrs

In Defense of the Arnab Goswami Brand of Journalism

Be it Barkha Dutt or Rajdeep Sardesai or Ravish Kumar or Shekhar Gupta or Arnab Goswami himself, nobody can claim objectivity.

Gaurav Agarwal | May 03, 2020 15:13 hrs

Stand as One; More so Against Fake News

A lot of unverified news floats around - more so because every person operating social media is now a reporter, journalist, writer or editor of sorts.

Tinat Atifa Masood | April 21, 2020 13:58 hrs

COVID-19: Distress Signals

The coronavirus has taken the world by storm. And there’s only one thing we as individuals and citizens of the world can do

Tinat Atifa Masood | March 21, 2020 12:39 hrs

Feasibility of the Water Project Timeline

The author offers a practical and structured viewpoint about the non-feasibility of Guwahati’s water supply project that is to be commissioned by December 2020 as promised by the chief minister of Assam.

Mukul Gogoi | February 15, 2020 16:44 hrs

Government Relations VS Cricketing Relations

If reports are to be believed, the Indo-Bangladesh relations are currently at their historical best.

Nehal Jain | February 15, 2020 16:11 hrs

The Necessity of a Namghar

It needs to be asked if the top saffron party leaders from the national party will descend from the capital to woo voters during campaigning for Assam assembly polls.

Saumya Mishra | February 08, 2020 12:50 hrs

Cultural Questions for Rape Capital Assam

Assam accounted for 27,728 crimes against women in 2018 which make up for 7.3% of all crimes committed against women nationwide - an appalling statistic when Assam makes up for only about 2.5% of the country’s population.

Gaurav Agarwal | February 01, 2020 15:56 hrs

Required: A Mayor and a GMC Council

From one general election to the next, the city has been deprived of its much required representation and the fallout has been disastrous; the city has been orphaned!

Swapnil Bharali | January 25, 2020 15:56 hrs

An Open Letter to the President of India

We are writing to you as immigrants and part of the diaspora of Northeast India residing in the United States and Canada.

Admin | January 18, 2020 17:09 hrs

The Golden Chance

If a six year long struggle had resulted in accepting nearly 50 lakh Muslim Bangladeshis, then can we say with clarity that Assam has benefitted from the Assam Agitation?

Gaurav Chowdhury | January 04, 2020 16:39 hrs

Aren’t we Guwahatians IDIOTS??

The dirty practice of spitting paan/gutka on the roads and especially the freshly painted road dividers has had every right thinking individual of the city scratching their heads to find a solution.

Swapnil Bharali | December 07, 2019 13:20 hrs

Content is KING!

Given the success of the Assamese movie Aamis, the author reiterates his conviction that despite the challenges and constraints faced by the Assamese movie industry, good content in terms and storyline and movie making skills is the way forward.

Swapnil Bharali | November 30, 2019 13:43 hrs

Mind Power - An Amazing Force Within

The most critical aspect of the human mind is the subconscious part of it. Our success or failure in everything we do is dependent on it. This aspect of the mind is extremely sensitive to what we think, what we see and what we do.

Jayanta Madhav Barua | November 16, 2019 16:23 hrs

Consume With Caution

Consumerism is at its peak in Guwahati it seems. And a whole lot of consumerist activities are being done over internet – as is the way of life these days.

Swapnil Bharali | November 16, 2019 16:09 hrs

Kashmir: From Paradise to Battleground

Pakistan betrayed the Maharaja and sent its tribal mercenaries and its army to invade Kashmir. The Maharaja sought the help of New Delhi…

Prabal Bharadwaj | November 09, 2019 15:36 hrs

Humanity In Peril Sans Nature’s Scavengers

Being nature’s most efficient scavengers, vultures help in the disposition of carcasses when animals die by consuming them.

Nili Daimary | October 26, 2019 12:38 hrs

KBC: Making Dreams A Reality

The show helped voice struggles of the poor, dowry afflicted, sexually harassed, oppressed and the depressed. All such kinds of contestants have come on the show and proved that they can make it to the top too.

Rifa Deka | October 19, 2019 17:54 hrs

Carpe diem: One Day or Day One?

The only way for one to achieve greatness in life is through love for what one does.

Rifa Deka | October 12, 2019 17:05 hrs

E cigarette ban in India: A right step at the right time

Cigarette and other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 was litigated heavily by the tobacco industry and even after 16 years, enforcement still remains a deep concern.

Seema Gupta | October 05, 2019 13:07 hrs

Howdy Modi: Vote Bank Politics Or Move To Strengthen Indo-US Ties?

The US is not only looking forward to trade and investment exchange with India now but has also stressed on both their need to collaborate in space research, defence deals, and commit to fight ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’

Rifa Deka | September 28, 2019 16:48 hrs

The Gloomy State Of Jollywood

Assamese cinema, in spite of having being taken seriously, has never really been able to break through at a national level, unlike most recent South Indian and other regional films.

Rifa Deka | September 21, 2019 17:10 hrs

The Times, They Are a’ Changing

What is the one important facet of our times that is a mark of this age? The answers could be many: ‘connectivity’, ‘smart phones’, ‘internet access,’ et al.

Arunav Barua | September 14, 2019 18:18 hrs

Minimalism: The Millenial's Guide To Opulence

The reduction of physical and materialistic possessions may be minimalistic to an extent, but it is not minimalism in itself. Minimalism is when we list down things that add value to our lives.

Rifa Deka | September 07, 2019 13:37 hrs

The Dark Side Of Social Media

The author writes on the flipsides and perils faced by social media influencers who might have, in the real world, come to blows with their haters.

Rifa Deka | August 31, 2019 14:07 hrs

NE’s International Borders: Focus Town - Dalu

The author writes about the possibility of exploring the international border towns like Dalu in the Garo Hills to boost trade and commerce with neighbouring Bangladesh which, at the same time, will bring about development and prosperity to these places.

SM Farid | August 30, 2019 17:45 hrs

Apps: New Avenues Of Employment

“I’m a graduate from a reputed university, but the sad fact is that I could not find any jobs to get myself employed. Life was quite difficult, till the apps over the internet came to my rescue.

Bishaldeep Kakati | August 17, 2019 16:34 hrs

Farmer's Despair

India being an agrarian country, about 70 percent of the population's livelihood depends on agriculture.

Sanjukta Sarania | August 10, 2019 18:21 hrs

Lessons From The Various Researches

Guwahati, the gateway city which leads one to each of the seven sisters, situated at the banks of the Brahmaputra River, has seen rapid urban growth unlike any other city in the region.

Rifa Deka | August 03, 2019 17:02 hrs

Lighting Rural Homes: An Alternate Strategy

Remote villages would be well served by solar lanterns, solar home-lighting systems and micro-mini solar grids. Such solar solutions have had wonderful success stories across the globe.

BARUN BARPUJARI | July 27, 2019 16:25 hrs

Solitude is bliss

Solitude ignites creativity within the person. In solitude, a person may experience changes in his self-concept… Loneliness is a very complex and unpleasant experience of isolation. Loneliness is felt due to lack of connection with people, lack of social interaction.

Jayanta Madhav Barua | July 20, 2019 16:05 hrs

Guwahati: Why it can’t be a smart city anytime soon

Guwahati is the largest urban area in the entire northeast region of India with a population of well over a million people

Rifa Deka | July 06, 2019 17:35 hrs

The ICC World Cup 2019: Upsets aplenty!

Cricket is described as the game of glorious uncertainties. Time alone will testify the extent of upsets and surprises that await the cricketing connoisseurs as the ICC World Cup 2019 marches ahead.

Gautam Ganguly | June 29, 2019 13:22 hrs

Doctors and patients: A healthy balance needed

People should accept that doctors are not deities who can alter the natural death of a person; every time a person dies, the doctor must not be at the receiving end of their anger and agitation. But if a wrong treatment is suspected, resorting to legal recourse is the right thing to do.

Bishaldeep Kakati | June 22, 2019 15:30 hrs

"Shortcut" to the other side

This morning, caught on camera was a commuter on G.S. Road trying to get past one of the dividers on the long stretch of the same road. Yes, we get it, it’s hot and you could probably save 10 minutes of your time. But, is it really worth it?

Harshita Himatsingka | June 17, 2019 20:08 hrs

Air Pollution and pro-active actions required

The UN led World Environmental Day this June 5th 2019 was celebrated with the theme “Beat Air Pollution”. And air pollution is certainly reaching disturbing levels!

BARUN BARPUJARI | June 11, 2019 11:22 hrs

Mae Sot: a model to follow

Eastward Ho! The author writes on northeast India’s connectivity with ASEAN and how the same can be developed by uplifting its border towns on the lines of the town of Mae Sot on the Thailand-Myanmar border.

Farid Shah | June 08, 2019 12:20 hrs

The paradox to be resolved

People vote for power, not ideas hoping to benefit the most from such power. This is irrespective of ideologies, even caste, community and religion. No matter how much we talk about a divided India, we now, after the 2019 elections, see a united India.

Ananya Guha | June 01, 2019 15:32 hrs

The Public Voice: Let’s select, not elect

Once the seeds of discontent are sown then the body of a country stagnates and withers. And this is how politicians of a country use the strength of diversity to divide and make it corrosive and ultimately enfeeble it.

Ananya Guha | May 25, 2019 17:10 hrs

What if???

What if the BJP sweeps the polls nationally and the party’s nominees and its allies secure all the fourteen seats from Assam to the Parliament?

Swapnanil Barua | May 18, 2019 15:21 hrs

Game- Changing #400 years

Government or administration, in essence is the management of revenue – or so said Kautilya, the crooked one, in 320 CE.

Debashish Goswami | May 11, 2019 16:16 hrs

Tax Me Not

You, dear reader and I, belong to that massive minority which sustains democratic aspirations of India and benefits not from that democracy.

Debashish Goswami | May 04, 2019 16:26 hrs

Bridging the Gap

In the NE, entrepreneurship is severely restricted by location and mainly by ignorance; ignorance of every hue and variety, from negative images of business feasibility in areas well known for militant civil strife to lack of knowledge of actual market demographics.

Debashish Goswami | May 01, 2019 13:25 hrs

From Assam

We have been a shining example of an inclusive, moderate, all-encompassing land. All who venture here, one day, fall in love with all things Assamese. That has been the norm and that shall be the mark of the times. So, let us see where the current fiasco leads us…

Arunav Barua | April 20, 2019 17:53 hrs

Grief over Beef

India is the biggest exporter of beef in the world and has maintained its top position ever since 2014. So, all this drama in the name of beef is nothing but farce.

Nurul Islam Laskar | April 13, 2019 14:08 hrs

Giving value to your vote

The people of the northeast always complain that they are neglected. But if we go deep into the matter we will find that this is basically due to our representater who failed to focus or raise our problems in parliament.

Bijaylakshmi Baruah | April 06, 2019 11:15 hrs

Terrorism & Pakistan: Understanding the unholy nexus

The reprehensible attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in J&K on the 14th of February was claimed by Pak-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Subhasish Das | March 30, 2019 16:57 hrs

Corruption & Other “Indian” Evils

As Chanakya the master realist understood it, corruption is a necessary evil which can be restricted to permissible levels but never completely done away with. In this context, the Digital India Initiative Goal is perhaps one of the better answers to the possibility of curbing corruption to permissible levels.

Debashish Goswami | March 23, 2019 12:06 hrs

Equality for women progress for all

A nation cannot achieve its target if half of its population (read women) stay in the dark. Hence equality for women is progress for all.

Bijaylakshmi Baruah | March 16, 2019 13:55 hrs

No more hooch tragedies: How to do it?

These outlets couldn't have been born, developed and flourished without the patronage of the police, excise department and different xongothons. Proof of that is the fact that the very next day of the tragedy, excise and police destroyed many such outlets across the state.

Dr Navanil Barua | March 10, 2019 11:18 hrs

Analysing the hooch tragedy

It is evident that the hooch came from a common manufacturing unit or common ingredients. That also indicates that a syndicate/cartel exists which runs the smooth yet illegal operations of making, wholesaling and retailing illegal hooch across at least two districts in upper Assam.

Dr Navanil Barua | March 02, 2019 11:18 hrs

Ethics in politics

In the subject of ‘Politics,’ it seems a particular chapter of great importance, i.e. ‘Ethics,’ is unfortunately missing. Since most of the politicians dislike the word ‘Ethics,’ the people must force the politicians to incorporate the chapter of Ethics in their own composed subject.

Bishaldeep Kakati | February 23, 2019 11:51 hrs

Tackling the psychological insecurity today

The otherwise highly tolerant Assamese society is restless today. The situation needs to be appreciated in its right perspectives. The author suggests some short term and long term strategies for approaching the whole issue.

Jayanta Madhav Barua | February 16, 2019 13:02 hrs


Marwari community hailing from Rajasthan and Haryana began settling in Assam two centuries ago ,when the British took control.

Admin | February 11, 2019 19:03 hrs


The present times call for a careful reading of the current scenario that pervades Assam with factors that lead us to a few questions: the question of belongingness, the question of worth, of being a part of the larger whole.

Arunav Barua | February 09, 2019 12:47 hrs

Eastward Ho! NE India-ASEAN connectivity

During my travels to the international border areas in the region and after being appointed Advisor to the Border Trade & Chamber of Commerce, Moreh town, Manipur, I have interacted extensively with the local population.

SM Farid | February 02, 2019 10:31 hrs

The CAB and being practical about it

In the last episode of In Conversation with Swapnil Bharali had a longish chat with Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma seeking some clarifications on the latest heartburn within the greater indigenous Assamese society with regard to the passage of the CAB in the Lok Sabha.

Swapnil Bharali | January 27, 2019 10:31 hrs

The Final Nail, Chief Minister Sir

Rrituraj Sharma expresses his views on the latest political developments of the state and wonders how settling Hindu Bangladeshis as Indian citizens can work towards securing the home and hearth of the indigenous Assamese.

Rrituraj Sharma | January 21, 2019 14:07 hrs

Womens’ Safety

Women constitute almost half the population of the country which make them equal participants in the growth and development of India. We are living in the 21st century, an advanced era. However shamefully, safety of women in India remains an unfulfilled dream.

Hrishikesh Sarma | December 29, 2018 12:13 hrs

The Cart-Before-The-Horse syndrome

The state BJP’s tenure is mired in some cart-before-the-horse actions and decisions, many of them Guwahati-specific, that have developed into major irritants for the people over time.

Subhasish Das | December 22, 2018 12:09 hrs

Another Assam Agitation brewing?

The news of people buying more and more books of martyr journalist Parag Kumar Das, who went away telling the tales of his motherland, highlights that the denizens wish to know, understand and protect the state.

Bishaldeep Kakati | December 15, 2018 12:36 hrs

Vexed migrant issue – possible solutions

Is it feasible to throw out 1 crore people (I got this figure from Himanta Biswa Sarma’s recent startling allegation that AGP, by signing the Assam accord, had legalised 1 crore Bangladeshis)?

Dr Navanil Barua | December 10, 2018 11:42 hrs

Bridge: reflections of life

"You can judge a person by the way he plays Bridge," said Zia Mahmood referring to himself. Some say that there are basically four types of people in this world while psychologists have added one more type to this list.

Hemanta Kumar Sarma | December 01, 2018 19:00 hrs

What it takes to be GTF

3 days, 4 plays! The G Plus Guwahati Theatre Festival (GTF) 2018 (the third edition of the festival) offered a unique mix of theatrical enactments to the extremely discerning audience of Guwahati.

Swapnil Bharali | November 24, 2018 14:19 hrs

The way out: Strict traffic rules and counselling

I would say, “Wow! Wonderful! Very good! You’re doing a great job; driving on the wrong side of the road. You’re indeed setting a great example.” They would look at me as if I was mad.

Tinat Atifa Masood | November 18, 2018 12:44 hrs

Guwahatians and the Conduct of Urbanity

I have regularly started telling my students, “You simply cannot be Urban until and unless you have the Conduct of Urbanity within you!” Considering the fact that with the urbanization process worldwide, modeling the dynamics of people's activities in urban environments, it has indeed become a crucial socio-economic task.

Sattyakee D’com Bhuyan | November 11, 2018 16:53 hrs

A noiseless Diwali please!

• Burning crackers is burning money • Spare a thought for animals • Gases and chemicals are nobody’s friend • Inevitable fire accidents • Not a Happy Diwali for every child

Subhasish Das | November 03, 2018 14:44 hrs


Assam has seen many protests over the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.The Bill has been termed “Anti-Assam” by BJP's ally Asom Gana Parishad(AGP), and similarly criticized by other regional parties.

Pradyut Acharjee | November 02, 2018 13:42 hrs

QUIZZING – the all-encompassing mind sport

A question like “What is the currency of Brazil?” is regarded as “dry.” But the same question when asked as – “Which country would you be, if you were buying a football with 1000 Cruzerios?” - would be commended as good quizzing.

Tridib Borah | October 28, 2018 12:01 hrs

#Me Too Movement and Men’s Sexuality

As a young aspirant in any profession caught in such an improper situation where you either take the bull by its horn or bite the bullet, more often than not you’d opt for the latter when the bull is a big gun.

Subhasish Das | October 24, 2018 11:27 hrs

Is it a spiritual or a materialistic Durga Puja?

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.

Bishaldeep Kakati | October 15, 2018 14:44 hrs

I am a woman and I don't support #MeToo

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.

Chandrika Das | October 12, 2018 19:14 hrs

OPINION | Swachhta is more than just toilet construction

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.

Swapnil Bharali | October 08, 2018 13:17 hrs


“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.

Anand Aiyar | October 03, 2018 12:27 hrs

Village Rockstars: India’s gutsy entry to the Oscars

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.

Jayanta Kumar Sarma | September 29, 2018 17:17 hrs

Suicidal tendencies: mankind’s ugly option

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.

Bishaldeep Kakati | September 28, 2018 10:57 hrs

The hullabaloo of undertaking an ASTC journey

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.

Bondita Baruah | September 18, 2018 12:13 hrs

Negotiating an Indo-Pak solution

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?

Dwaipayan Bora | September 18, 2018 12:00 hrs

Stricter laws could have prevented the North Guwahati boat tragedy

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.

Chetan Bhattarai | September 12, 2018 14:33 hrs

Invaluable impact of teachers in the modern era

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.

Bishaldeep Kakati | September 05, 2018 11:00 hrs

Rationalizing the reservation policy

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.

Bishaldeep Kakati | September 01, 2018 18:47 hrs

Emotional Intelligence

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?

Dhiman Kakati | August 29, 2018 16:17 hrs

Brain in the Drain

During Emergency, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in one of the meetings with her bureaucrats asked how the “brain drain” from India could be stopped.

Tridib Borah | August 23, 2018 18:58 hrs

Are “Protests and Media Trials on Facebook” maligning people’s Reputations?

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.

H.K. Das | August 23, 2018 13:30 hrs

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A Tribute to the Statesman

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.

Bishaldeep Kakati | August 17, 2018 16:56 hrs

Politicising the ‘Outsider’

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...

Abhinav Pankaj Borbora | August 11, 2018 19:39 hrs

Dangers of a warmer globe

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...

Dhiman Kakati | July 28, 2018 16:30 hrs

The degrading TV talk shows

With the advent of technology, people nowadays have become globally more aware, with the mindset to develop their knowledge regarding crucial/pivotal issues concerning...

Bishaldeep Kakati | July 21, 2018 18:48 hrs

Opinion | India – a perpetually ‘developing’ nation

Notwithstanding its cultural superiority ingested through manifold experiences across centuries and the ability to withstand change continuously yet embosom new civilizations...

Subhasish Das | July 16, 2018 17:01 hrs

Opposition unity VS incumbency

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...

Abhinav Pankaj Borbora | June 27, 2018 17:01 hrs

A Heartfelt tribute to Abhi – Nil by their Friend

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...

G Plus | June 21, 2018 22:19 hrs

Karbi Anglong lynching and its modern bases

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...

Abhinav Pankaj Borbora | June 16, 2018 17:34 hrs

Opinion | Time to reshape the Reservation Policy

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...

Rabin Prasad Kalita | June 08, 2018 20:37 hrs

Plastic usage and Environment

India is one of the countries which are also affected by climate change worldwide; this includes northeast India.

Dr Sanjay O' Neill Shaw | June 05, 2018 19:13 hrs

Opinion : Selfish Intentions in Religious Beliefs

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.

Bishaldeep Kakati | June 02, 2018 18:50 hrs

10 features of the Swadeshi Samriddhi Sim Cards by Patanjali Ayurved that are too good to be true!

Yoga Guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved has recently unveiled a new 'Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM', in partnership with state-run BSNL

Sidharth Bedi Varma | June 01, 2018 21:32 hrs

Two Years of BJP in Assam – Hits & Misses

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.

Subhasish Das | May 26, 2018 17:15 hrs

Health & Wellness : The Essence of Yoga

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...

Arunima Dutta | May 19, 2018 19:06 hrs

Guwahati – one massive vending zone

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.

Arindam Garg | May 13, 2018 11:50 hrs

When Rocket Man got ‘Trumped’

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).

Riddhiman Borooah | May 09, 2018 12:40 hrs

The Future of Assam's Tea Industry

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...

Ranjit Chaliha | April 28, 2018 16:47 hrs

Woes of Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

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.

Bhaskar Dev Konwar | April 23, 2018 11:31 hrs

Rongali Bihu: its facets and changes

‘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.

Dr Arunima Bharali | April 13, 2018 18:08 hrs

Why Rape Happens? Child Rights Activist speaks about why Sex Offenders commit the Crime

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...

Miguel Das Queah | March 30, 2018 21:11 hrs

Paradigm for investments in Assam

A pertinent question that emerges is - what attracts investments? Across the world it is observed that investments are drawn to locations developed as...

Dwaipayan Bora | March 27, 2018 19:24 hrs

Drug menace in Guwahati

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...

Rajeev Bhattacharyya | March 20, 2018 19:44 hrs

Avoid Defaming Assam!

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...

Bishaldeep Kakati | March 19, 2018 16:07 hrs

The Papon kiss-saga : Whither rational thinking?

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...

Subhasish Das | March 03, 2018 19:09 hrs

Guwahati’s water woes 

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...

Dr Navanil Barua | February 22, 2018 17:10 hrs

Paradigm for Investments in Assam

Across the world it is observed that investments are drawn to locations developed as industry clusters - places that increase productivity...

Dwaipayan Bora | February 09, 2018 17:23 hrs

Union Budget 2018: A Realistic Approach to boost Indian Economy

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...

Padmapani Bora | February 07, 2018 12:25 hrs

Boosting tourism opportunity in Majuli, a spiritual abode

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.

Dr Navanil Barua | January 27, 2018 19:20 hrs

Benefits of transportation facilities provided by offices in the city

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.

Dhiman Kakati | January 20, 2018 17:23 hrs

Death of Guwahati’s Winter 

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?

Subhasish Das | January 13, 2018 15:41 hrs

Demonetisation: A historic decision with far-reaching approach to curb Black Money and Corruption

The demonetisation has brought back around 95% of the cash in circulation in the market.

Padmapani Bora | December 08, 2017 20:57 hrs

A Society Free from the Word ‘Disability’

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.

Rupa Hazarika | December 02, 2017 17:59 hrs

Evaluating Arshad Madani’s Comments

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.

Rajeev Bhattacharyya | November 27, 2017 19:04 hrs

Demonetisation and its success

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.

Sumanta Deb | November 22, 2017 20:24 hrs