Thursday, June 21, 2018

An Open Letter to APSC from a Candidate reveals startling anomalies

To The Chairman, APSC Guwahati, Assam   Dear Sir, Parallel to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at the Centre, there is a State Public Service Commission (SPSC) in...

AFSPA: A Symbol Of Opression

By Khushboo Mattoo Bhardwaj Before I start on the whys and what nots regarding AFSPA, I would like to mention what it actually is, because...

Opinion | Demonetization-GST will eventually help Indian Economy to grow

By Alok Kumar Choudhary The state of Indian economy is being much discussed these days.  The discussion over the economy started when the GDP figures...

Promoting mindless hate is not in the blood of Nagas

By Kevitho Kera Recently the video of a girl burning the Indian flag after giving a short speech was doing the rounds in social media. I...

The Northeast Game of Thrones under NEDA

By Partha Jyoti Borah India's Northeast is an Asian miniature where brown and yellow race meet and mingle, where there has been a seamless assimilation...

What’s up Northeast? Let’s Crowdfund!

Kunal Kapoor Crowdfunding is a way to raise funds through online campaigns.  Today, most of the crowdfunding platforms offer space for social and creative campaigns...

Public and maternity health care still poor in Assam

Aniruddha Bora Many states of the nation show poor performance in indicators related to health and education, and Assam is one of them showing an...

The Actual Story So Far: The Infamous Lower Subansiri Dam

By Basanta Deka The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, NHPC, started constructing a huge storage dam to produce power on the lower part of the river...

Do you think Muslim men have never made Hindu Idols in Assam before?

By Anuraag Baruah In June 2016, I had written a piece in The Hoot criticizing the coverage of a high school examination result of Assam...

Hiren Gohain shouldn’t have gone to the Delhi Meeting: Harekrishna Deka

By Harekrishna Deka What Maulana Syed Arshad Madani said in Delhi, capturing a platform by fooling its organizers is highly communally provocative. It looks like...