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
We all are correct in our own way, but at times a second or a third person may also not be entirely wrong. We should at least respect to the opposite person’s views. Agreeing or disagreeing comes much later … More I am never wrong!
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
Learning how to ride a bicycle at the age of 26 was the turning point of my life especially since I’d failed to do the same when I was 17 … More The bicycle diary
Body shaming or jokes in the form of insults is not new to India and since the early days of stand-up comedy shows in India, stars and legends have been joked about. And the Bollywood has always been the front-runner in the race of insulting … More Fat Indian funny bone
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