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We have a generation with no experience of dignity gained through work

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

World over is experiencing a kind of hidden euthanasia which has torn apart the generation based on cultural bonding, career centralism and futuristic society. It takes great courage for Pope Francis, while speaking at the meeting with Argentinian pilgrims in Rio for World Youth Day on July 27, to say that the present generation has made money into such a god that we are now faced with a philosophy and a practice which excludes the two ends of life that are most full of promise for peoples. 
Pope Francis also pointed out that there is a kind of hidden euthanasia, that is, we do not take care of the elderly; but there is also a cultural euthanasia, because we do not allow them to speak, we do not allow them to act. And there is the exclusion of the young. The percentage of our young people without work, without employment, is very high and we have a generation with no experience of the dignity gained through work. This civilization, in other words, has led us to exclude the two peaks that make up our future, said the Pope.

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Indian politicians are not sensible to grassroots problems and affairs

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

As the middle class citizen along with Below Poverty Line (BPL) and other deprived sections of the society are trying hard to balance their life in view of the recession. The economic condition of India is neither showing any improvement to bail them out. Adding more to the woes are the rising prices of LPG, Petroleum products and others essential commodities. Instead of providing solution, two Congress leaders attempting to keep themselves as obedient members of the Party, went over board to support the proposed food security ordinance in saying ‘Full Meal’ can be availed with Rs 5 in Delhi and Rs 12 in Mumbai even today; this have hurt the sentiment of the nation who lament that the leaders are turning poverty of the masses into a mockery.

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After Trucks, now blame is on Buses for chaotic Traffic in Shillong

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
It is indeed out of the ordinary as East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police, M Kharkrang making it official that one of the factors responsible for traffic jam in Shillong city is the irregular stopping of buses including the Shillong Public Transport Service (SPTS) buses. Shillong Traffic Police henceforth will impose fines on erring bus drivers for causing inconvenience due to lack of traffic culture while embarking and disembarking the buses at their convenient places.  
Earlier, plying of trucks through the city was considered as the main nuisance, especially whenever there is a breakdown. For the past few months, all the trucks are diverted through Shillong Bye Pass, yet there is no relieve to traffic congestions. Even prior to this, the tourist taxies and sumos were considered as the causes of traffic jam. Now, all have been pushed away from the heart of the city about two years back, yet the situation is still the same.

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Garo Hills is trading into peace and harmony

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

One of the most innovative approaches is opening of the Traditional weekly markets by Ampati Zone United Christian Peace Forum through designated markets for trade with Assam migrant traders in the plain belt areas of Southwest Garo Hills bordering Assam. The trading aims at restoring back normalcy in terms of economic sustainability to the poor and the deprived, especially those affected by the recent violent in the district. The allocated markets are set up at Ampati, Kalaichar and Katli.
Trade and commerce is time tested mode to fasten ties with states and countries. The trading not only improves the economic conditions of the habitats, it actually builds up trust and friendship, being the need of the hours for entire Garo Hills in particular, and the state in general.

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After Assam, now Manipur gaining footing in celluloid world

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

North Eastern India is known for its rich cultural heritage, more so for the performing art. Assam alone has galaxy of film directors, singers, actors, actresses and models. Each has set a signature on their rightful claims in Bollywood. Assam also has abundance of Reality Show talents reining in various channels on Television. In recent years artists from Manipur are gaining firmer footing in celluloid world both in Bollywood, Pune and now even in South India inspite of the ban on Hindi movies in theatres across Manipur by the outlawed outfits.
Manipur is known to the outside world as one of the most disturbed states in the North East. The banning of Hindi movies and songs has forced ouster of non – indigenous tribals, which has cast a bad light on the state. However, the youth with so much potential did not restrict themselves to the live theatre which is extremely popular in Manipur, and one of the modes of entertainment.

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