Category: Editorial

April 28, 2021
Earthquake Trauma: Thought about jail inmates?

By, Prasun Goswami A massive earthquake of the 6.4 Richter scale had hit Assam today early in the morning. Earthquakes are not new to this part of the country, but in my twenty-eight years of existence, I have never witnessed a massive one like this. The epicenter of this earthquake was Dhekiajuli in Assam and […]

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April 17, 2021
The circus of vilifying Indian Muslims

By, Shakir Alam Mazumder and Prasun Goswami I was walking to the nearby grocery shop after my Friday Namaz last year amidst the state-imposed lockdown. Three persons who had crossed my way covered their faces at the sight of me. It still afresh in the memory of almost every Indian Muslim, the way they were […]

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April 12, 2021
COVID-19: Re-closing schools will depredate private school teachers

By, Prasun Goswami I had taken an Uber-moto ride in Guwahati last year during the second stage of unlock (around the month of October). As per my habit, I was conversing with the rider and came to know that the rider was working as a private school teacher in a low-fee private school in Guwahati. […]

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March 8, 2021
Assam Election: Hitler and Marxist Hitler teams up

By, Prasun Goswami Assam is the Northeastern state with utmost influence of Indo-Aryan culture. The Hindutva has contaminated the caste-class privileged folks of Assam so much in the past 6 years that they have now reflected the North Indian Islam phobia and misogyny greatly. Take for example the case of a BJP affiliated guy opposing […]

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January 14, 2021
Bihu for the Nomads of Guwahati

"Bihu bol ke aaj ka din bilkul manda hain (Our income is very merged today owing to bihu festivities)", says Fatima holding an infant in her lap, a member of the group of street dancers in Guwahati. Fatima is the leader of the dance group who performs on roads for their livelihood. They belong to […]

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January 12, 2021
10 Inspirational Quotes by Swami Vivekananda that will change your life

The world celebrates the great monk Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary on January 12 who worked for the betterment of society. This date was chosen to honor the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, one of India's greatest spiritual and social leaders. He saw hope for the future in every child and believed that with “muscles of iron” […]

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September 14, 2020
Is an economic catastrophe round the corner in India?

By- TALMIZUR  RAHMAN While industry sector, or for that matter the entire business sector, has virtually crippled in India on the massive onslaught of  the COVID-19 pandemic, the service sector which technically comes under the industry sector has shrunken for an abysmal low for over the sixth month consecutively without even a ray of silver […]

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September 8, 2020
Economy in gutters: Don't just blame COVID-19 alone

By --  TALMIZUR  RAHMAN Since the BJP-led NDA government came to power at the Centre in 2014, the state of affairs witnessed by the nation on the economic front in the initial years was to some extent virtually a continuation the existing economic landscape - a creation of the earlier Congress regime. However, even in […]

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August 12, 2020
AASU makes Clause 6 report public, Delhi-Dispur caught on wrong foot

By- TALMIZUR RAHMAN Guwahati: Clause 6 of the Assam Accord has been the bone of contention across the political spectrum in Assam since the day of signing of the Assam Accord on August 15, 1985. Finally, in 2019 the Centre decided to constitute a high-level committee to look into all aspects of the clause that […]

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July 29, 2020
Fighting COVID-19: A losing battle or battle already lost in Assam

 By – TALMIZUR  RAHMAN COVID-19 situation in Assam is rapidly turning for the worse with every passing day. Till the exodus of people in lakhs to Assam from other states was put into place by the Centre, the situation was fairly under control and healthy despite the aberration in the fight caused by the Nizamuddin […]

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