Prelude Narendra Modi, after assuming the office of Prime Minister in May 2014, declared about his plans of creating ‘smart cities’ across India and accordingly the ministry chalked out a rough plan about the looks of a smart city. As a Guwahatian, I feel fortunate of the fact that my city too has featured in … More Smart City’s Un-Smart Traffic
Manipur betrayed her long back and the election mandate was just the final nail in the coffin … More Unboxing Irom Sharmila’s poll debacle
It is not necessary to watch an Assamese move only because we are Assamese, but we should watch an Assamese movie only because it is also a movie … More Our opinion about movies is never wrong
If effigies are meant to be burnt to protest against something or someone wrong, then against whom are we protesting by burning these ‘creative’ effigies? Are we protesting against Magh Bihu celebrations? … More Magh Bihu: Effigy burning festival?
It was indeed a master’s stroke to halt the festival midway and I am sure the honourable minister was forcefully blindfolded since 2013 … More A tweet changed a Sunday evening
BJP’s performance in the last two months has been above average. I think the people are expecting little too much … More Assam Government’s bumpy ride
While the old school still believes that classics and masterpieces are irreversible, the new school however thinks that classics and masterpieces keep on changing with time and in every era we have new classics and masterpieces … More (What) to read or not to…
67 per cent of the respondents (boys) supported premarital sex. However, out of them, almost 90 per cent said that when to marriage, they would like to marry a virgin … More Premarital sex, virginity and Guwahati
As per 2015 annual World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) produced by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), India was ranked 136 out of 180 nations worldwide in terms of press freedom. This marks an improvement from its rank of 140 in 2014, even though its absolute score declined from 40.34 to 40.49. The report further revealed that India’s ‘abuse score’, which reflects the intensity of violent harassment faced by journalists was 59.58, which is higher than Sri Lanka’s score of 40.6 but below Pakistan’s score of 64.91 and China’s score of 89.64 … More Freedom inside a cage
In most cases I have observed that the measure of women empowerment is a ‘strong career’ and when asked around randomly then a number of female respondents have said that for them a strong and successful career is that in which the monetary return is high and sufficient … More Empowerment or endowment?
The commoner however is least bothered as what transpired in JNU or if our freedom of speech is seriously under threat. For them, everything is normal and rest is only for the elites who have times galore to spend just on thinking and speaking and not working … More Expressing it right
“To sensationalise has become an art, which most of the journalists and the media houses – especially from Assam – have mastered upon. They skip the vital issues and pick up trivial issues. In case of TV media, especially in Assam I would say, nothing is good.” … More ‘Rotten from the top’
It is really bemusing to see that a country ban porn when most of its ‘god-men’ are accused of rape and molestation and the spiritual gurus are charged with corruption charges of various sorts. It is even funnier to see that in a country where a local community court (Khap panchayat) bothers least about a woman’s sanity and takes no time in pronouncing a verdict of rape against her for some crime that she has not committed, a section of the ‘educated’ class feels that porn will destroy its integrity. … More Porn ban and a few extra yards
HIV ka matlab AIDS nehin; HIV AIDS chooney sey nehin failta; HIV pirit logo sey bhed-bhao kanoonan apradh hain and many more like these are the numerous television and radio advertisements prepared by the government for making people aware on HIV-AIDS. … More Let’s not score before HIV/AIDS nets one in