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The 100-year-old journey of Dr. H. Gordon Roberts Hospital

The history of Shillong is written not only in textbooks and engraved on plaques but its significance is visible in the form of age-old structures that have stood the test of time – their foundations as secured as the day they were laid.…

Waltzing to Tunes of Desire

By  Esha Chaudhuri Music is for everyone. It is creative and a soul soothing endeavour irrespective of the genre or music typology. ‘Fete de la Musique’ or World Music Day celebrated all over the world encapsulates diversity of cultures…

A childhood clipped

By Shoma A. Chatterji KUMU-FILM-ON ADIVASI GIRLS OF TEA GARDENS OF ASSAM Akankshya Bhagabati Kumu – The Song of a Wingless Bird directed by debutant filmmaker Akanshya Bhagabati bagged the prestigious John Abraham National Award for Best…

Mumblings & Musings

By Patricia Mukhim This is the first book of poems I have reviewed with quotations from noted authors TS Eliot to Salman Rushdie among others. Anirban Bhattacharyya’s book of poems “Mumblings and Musings” has received a thumbs up from no…

#KIDSPACE

    Poridhi Devi, Class I, Pine Mount School – flowers (winner)         Daniel M.L.Mawlong, Class I, Shillong Public School       Ayushman Paul, Class I, Step By Step School             Ayana Agarwal, Class I, Loreto Convent…

#PHOTOSPEAK

THEME  #CityCorners Budha Dev Adhikary     Makhanlal Kainth     Kyntiew Kharakor     Mumpi Dutta     The post #PHOTOSPEAK appeared first on The Shillong Times.

Shillong’s deadliest disaster

By Uma Purkayastha ‘Doomsday’ struck Shillong, the newborn capital of the erstwhile undivided Assam, on June 12, 1897, snuffing out many lives and destroying almost all dwellings. Today it is the 125th year of that deadly incident of…

Pages from a traveller’s diary

By Priyan R Naik I had always wanted to visit Dawki for its Umngot river, touted as the cleanest river in Asia, a waterbody so clear and pristine that even rocks, pebbles and fish swimming in it can be seen clearly. Covering the 100…

Love Wins

By Esha Chaudhuri As we parade into a month witnessing long marches and celebrations with pomp and gaiety worldwide, the colours of the rainbow herald us towards possibilities of change, of inclusivity and recognising the relentless…

#KIDSPACE

    Alyssa Saka Lyngdoh, Class KG, St Mary’s Montessori School (winner)           Periwinkle K Marak, Class VI, St Mary’s Higher Secondary School           Shaymal Kumar Singh, Class III, Kendriya Vidyalaya, NEHU             Nilima…

Sunderbans: Clear and Present Danger

Every year tropical cyclones throw up new challenges to thousands of rural folks living in one of the richest but most fragile ecosystems on the planet, Sunderbans. Amid the destruction of the swamps by private fisheries, environmentalists…

To Infinity

The year is 2000. It’s around 2 pm. I frantically enter my PG room and rummage for a cassette with a few songs that have been playing on repeat for the last few days on my Walkman. It’s a compilation that I got made from a corner shop that…

Raj Bhavan: 118 Years of Grandeur

Shillong prides itself in the abundance of architectural structures with a deep-rooted history that are permeated throughout the city. In this episode of Shillong’s Iconic Structures, we bring to our readers the Raj Bhavan or the…

All Things Aromatic

In an eternal quest for greener and ecological alternatives to the traditional mining and tilling, Landar Langrin presents a case of generating aromatic oils with modest means. Dialoguing with Langrin, Sunday Shillong unearths a…

#PHOTOSPEAK

Theme #BountifulNature     Makhanlal Kainth     Randall Bennett Niangti      Risshi Raj Sen     Rahul Kumar Rankawat The post #PHOTOSPEAK appeared first on The Shillong Times.

#PHOTOSPEAK

PetalsAndSepals     Sudarsana Bisharad     Tannmi Lamare     Sumita Choudhury     Ziauddin Ahmed The post #PHOTOSPEAK appeared first on The Shillong Times.

#KIDSPACE

  Srijoni Sarkar, Class V, LBGHS School (Winner)           Sania Bano, Class V, Little Angels School         Vaibhav Sharma, Class V, Kendriya Vidyalaya, NEHU, Shillong           Rajit Bhattacharya, Class V, Kendriya Vidyalaya, E.A.C.…

Pages from a traveller’s diary; Part II 

 By Priyan R Naik Always fascinated by memorials, I was keen on seeing the Motphran monument erected to commemorate the sacrifice of the Khasis during World War I. Located in Iewduh (Bara Bazaar), Shillong’s largest market, it was built by…

Tale of Two Wheels

By Esha Chaudhuri Dorathy Syiemsad Often spotted on weekends, an observer would notice a trail of young (at heart and mind), well-suited and visibly fit riders on a range of swanky motorbikes, headed towards their escapades. Taking notice,…

#PHOTOSPEAK

Theme – #ComeNightfall   Evenezer Marak   Makhanlal Kainth   Mumpi Dutta   Rehaan Mazumdar The post #PHOTOSPEAK appeared first on The Shillong Times.

#KIDSPACE

    Mohapatra, Class IX, Kendriya Vidyalaya N.E.H.U. (Winner)               Kaabi Mitkong, Class IX, Step by Step Shillong               Ayushi Behera, Class IX, Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Happy Valley               Rilang Momin,…

Over a cup of tea

By Esha Chaudhuri Tea, a beverage has earned its reputation as one that is healing and energizing, whether to usher in the day or rejuvenate. As many would contend, Meghalaya is a non-traditional tea growing state; but some of the most…

In the Abode of the Clouds

By Glenn C. Kharkongor This story book is a tale of delight, narrating a little girl’s experiences of Meghalaya from the time her father received the news of his transfer to the Border Security Force in Shillong. Coming from the plains of…

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