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Taller than the men’s heels

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Writers Column

Rajiv Daulagapu
I like women who stand tall in their views, and it does feel nice that we are almost done with the phase where womenfolk would answer the men mildly standing behind the curtains. But now, youths and women in particular are voicing out their opinions freely. Ideas take birth and subsequently their counter-ideas are formed as well only to replace the earlier ones. But, I feel this 360* degree shift also calls to shake our invisible prejudices which sticks to us like our shadows.  New thoughts are formed faster than a skin cell getting replaced with a new one. However, I am just too curious to know what the male counterpart think. Is the male psyche confident enough to tame the yin energy or will he break apart in his own created ‘pain-ego’  which is also known as the male-ego.

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Does God need money to shower blessings?

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Writers Column

Harit Sambhabana Khandayatray
Corruption! Corruption! Corruption! The general notion of people in India regarding corruption is the illegal or dishonest way of earning money, mainly in the field of politics. One day or the other we often come across the same news- the M.P,XYZ is arrested in a scam, the minister is held for taking bribe; well, there are endless instances. But, these days, we can find corruption in almost all the aspects of our lives and one of such aspects is our spiritual life through which we link ourselves to the Almighty. Corruption in clergy is one of the reasons for the growing disbelief in God (or in spiritualism). Though we hear and come across the mischief of the temple priests in newspapers and television news channels.

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Lest We Be Banned

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Writers Column

Colonel Kamaldish Chaturvedi
Ban….Ban….Ban….
For Ban the very being we are,
For all the wisdoms carried.
Ban the very thoughts we have, for not to question thee.




Ban….Ban….Ban….
For you are the Chosen One’s!!!
Bestowed  with our Rights and Wrongs.
Ban the very Beings who chose you, for not to question thee.

Ban….Ban….Ban….
The very Ideas of who you are and what we….
And where the Twain shall meet?
For being uncomfortable as they are,for not to question thee.

Ban….Ban….Ban….o you Custodians,
The very idea if it occurs.
Of deaths of Hunger,Rape and Genocide,
While leave my religion alone.

Ban….Ban….Ban….
Everything in name of Constitution…. as a compilation of mere numbers!!!
For who else better in Number Theory?For  Nineteen and Sixty Six are sheer numbers.
For one is Odd and the other Even.

Ban….Ban….Ban….
If you have made yourself worthy enough!!!
For Don’t Ban…Don’t Ban…the very God,
For  God’s have not erred in making us all Equal.

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Turmoil in the KHADC: The picture as we see it

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Writers Column

Rupert Lyngdoh
It comes to us with sadness that we had a leader from the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) for 6 months after which the leadership was handed over to another leader from the Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM); not to forget that the Chair was being passed on from the HSPDP to the United Democratic Party (UDP) and then the KHNAM where the leader was compelled to take up responsibilities from a member of the opposition during the previous term to a Chief Executive Member (CEM) level in the immediate next.

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War Memorial near India Gate: The nation‘s need, not the armed forces

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Writers Column

Colonel Kamaldish Chaturvedi
The thoughts in this article are a poser to the current debate, on the efficacy of a proposed War Memorial - near India Gate – where the issues currently being debated broadly circumscribe the following: Death in line of duty is no different for a soldier of a volunteer Army, than say that of a fire fighter, a policemen or a politician; multiplicity of memorials it will lead to and the desperation of Indian Army for a public proclamation!!!
While not speaking on behalf of a particular institution, but as an ordinary citizen - and a keen observer of public space –as a corrigendum it is not the Army which requires a war memorial, but it is our nation which requires a rallying point; A War Memorial being just a sub- conscious reflection of same.

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