One can’t help but ask, is it a curse to be a widow? Why is it difficult for the society to accept widow remarriage? The reasons vary from social bindings and family problems to many prevalent religious norms … More No window for widows…
Mahat Chandra Talukdar’s track record as wildlife official, engaged for its protection is not very prolific as under his rule more animals have been killed then protected. … More Looking beyond Mahat Talukdar’s arrest
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…
On December 5, 2015, the Supreme Court of India in a verdict declined to direct the Parliament to form Uniform Civil Code stating that the issue is outside its realm. This, in fact, has come as a setback to the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre as the party’s one of the important promises during the 2014 election campaign was the formation and implementation of UCC … More Uniform Civil Code: To have or to not have?
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
‘with so many State governments coming up with alcohol ban and smoking ban, I think it is high time we do something before alcohol and cigarette vanishes completely from the heart of this country’ … More Reservation of the third kind
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
A foolish act during adolescence can be ignored (as it can be rectified with persistence) but the repetition of the same during adulthood is far beyond the ambit of stupidity … More A candid conversation with self
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right from the day he began on his Prime Ministerial trail, has been saying that India is a young country as it has the world’s largest population of young people … More Masterpiece for views and reviews
One such place where one can find couples in large numbers is the Shanti Udyan- more popular as the Dighali Pukhuri Park. Hordes of couples visit the park everyday and sit under the shrubs and spent some time of togetherness. They kiss, they hug, they talk and they fight…nothing obscene! … More Displaying affection in public
Legendary musician late Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s romance with the Brahmaputra is well known. He not just sang about it, but he sang for it. It was as if he was in a divine relationship with the river … More Chronicles of human abuse: The dying Burha Luit
‘For performing the musicians need lot energy and to maintain the high adrenaline level going, they at times take help of performance enhancing drugs, alcohol and marijuana. Why us, look at Zubeen Garg and Papon! They too are addicted, aren’t they?’ … More Intoxication & creativity: Sides of the same coin?
“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’