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Tea and India are intertwined in essence in popular images. Quite  rightly so. However, like Masala chai director Marco Hulser one image the divergent population of India, the brew also takes on different avatars according to the region’s…

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero

Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee  As we mark the 125th birth year of the momentous leader, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, his sudden disappearance makes him one of the most bypassed historical figures in Indian history and politics. Netaji is one of…

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By Bhaskar Saikia On January 21, 2022, Meghalaya attained 50 years of statehood. However, the story of Meghalaya unfolded long before the existence of the world that we know of. The process of the deep internal transformation of the…

Fifty years young

Time really flies.  I can vividly recollect the day of declaration of the new state of Meghalaya by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister. Shillong and the two districts – United Khasi & Jaintia Hills and Garo Hills – had seen a mass…

At 50 and Beyond

By Esha Chaudhuri As Meghalaya prepares to celebrate its 50th Foundation, we recall the role of its leaders and many who participated in the hill state movement. They came from a cross section of society including the young and elderly.…

#KIDSPACE

    Romit Deb, Class VII APS Shillong (Winner)                 Ayush Sharma, Class – VII, B.S.F Senior secondary school, Umpling, Shillong             Vinayak Sil, Class VII, Step by Step Secondary School               Rajit…

#PHOTOSPEAK

Photospeak Theme – #BrightAndBountiful   Sanjeevini Rana   Jupitora Thakuria Avaneesh Jha     Rehaan Mazumdar   The post #PHOTOSPEAK appeared first on The Shillong Times.

Kapany – The Man Who Bent Light

He is considered the “Father of Fibre Optics”, one of the seven “Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century” for his Nobel Prize deserving breakthrough that spawned the Internet and is behind devices ranging from endoscopes to high-capacity…

Indians more willing to go on ‘Dry Dates’

According to a recent study by Bumble, 32 percent of single Indians believe their relationship with alcohol has altered as a result of the pandemic, and they now drink much less than they did previously. The women’s first dating app,…

Royal food for common man

The mindset and values that grew Karim’s from a tiny cafe to a big culinary empire were: ‘I want to achieve fame and money by serving royal food to the average man.’ Haji Karimuddin’s idea of bringing the experience of royal eating to the…

Good mattress for good snoozes

Experts say that a typical adult needs six to eight unbroken hours of sleep per night. But who wants a restless night’s sleep this year? Sleep deprivation causes dizziness throughout the day. There are a variety of reasons for sleep…

Of small towns, big dreams and greater achievements.

By Vishnu Makhijani S Nambi Narayanan, the aerospace engineer discharged in what is known as the ISRO spy case of the 1990s, is now playing the martyr to cover up his own role in the case, says veteran Former ISRO scientist S Nambi…

Of small towns, big dreams and greater achievements.

By Vishnu Makhijani S Nambi Narayanan, the aerospace engineer discharged in what is known as the ISRO spy case of the 1990s, is now playing the martyr to cover up his own role in the case, says veteran journalist J Rajasekharan Nair in the…

Good mattress for good snoozes

Experts say that a typical adult needs six to eight unbroken hours of sleep per night. But who wants a restless night’s sleep this year? Sleep deprivation causes dizziness throughout the day. There are a variety of reasons for sleep…

Royal food for common man

The mindset and values that grew Karim’s from a tiny cafe to a big culinary empire were: ‘I want to achieve fame and money by serving royal food to the average man.’ Haji Karimuddin’s idea of bringing the experience of royal eating to the…

Indians more willing to go on ‘Dry Dates’

According to a recent study by Bumble, 32 percent of single Indians believe their relationship with alcohol has altered as a result of the pandemic, and they now drink much less than they did previously. The women’s first dating app,…

Kapany – The Man Who Bent Light

He is considered the “Father of Fibre Optics”, one of the seven “Unsung Heroes of the 20th Century” for his Nobel Prize deserving breakthrough that spawned the Internet and is behind devices ranging from endoscopes to high-capacity…

Photography trends during COVID

By Sachin Katira We are going through dynamic behavioural and psychological adjustments to overcome and adapt to the “new normal” of today, with the wave of pandemic still knocking at the world’s doors. While the epidemic created a…

Social media’s impact on perception of love

Many of us don’t genuinely compare true love, but we draw similarities from films and television shows. Doesn’t that make you think? Do you ever wonder why people seem to have bought into an idea of love, which is designed for amusement?…

Books to kick-start the new year

With a wide choice of books, you can count on many beautiful pages of words to read and consider while starting off the New Year. Open House with Piyush Pandey Authors: Piyush Pandey and Anant Rangaswami Publisher : Penguin Random House…

Books to kick-start the new year

With a wide choice of books, you can count on many beautiful pages of words to read and consider while starting off the New Year. Open House with Piyush Pandey Authors: Piyush Pandey and Anant Rangaswami Publisher : Penguin Random House…

Social media’s impact on perception of love

Many of us don’t genuinely compare true love, but we draw similarities from films and television shows. Doesn’t that make you think? Do you ever wonder why people seem to have bought into an idea of love, which is designed for amusement?…

Photography trends during COVID

By Sachin Katira We are going through dynamic behavioural and psychological adjustments to overcome and adapt to the “new normal” of today, with the wave of pandemic still knocking at the world’s doors. While the epidemic created a physical…

First War of Independence through an Indian lens

Drawn from the details provided by a Brahmin-turned-amateur-historian, this is a real story that follows two learned men as they traverse India during the 1857 uprising on foot, unearthing history from a new vantage point As the First War…
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