SOCIAL

Bihu, Bollywood & ULFA

Bihu, Bollywood & ULFA

Just on the eve of Bohag Bihu i.e. on 10th April ULFA had issued a statement requesting the Bihu Organizing Committees and the artists of Assam not to stage or sing Bollywood Hindi songs for seven days of Bihu celebration. The request was accepted by all the artists of Assam except Zubeen Garg, a popular […]

Chit Funds or Cheating Schemes?

Chit Funds or Cheating Schemes?

By- Kiron Kakoty Perhaps many of the readers of  Times of Assam are more knowledgeable that this humble KK about Chit funds and allied schemes. Few Indian provinces have government scheme Chitty which are possibly above board and outside my vivisection attempt in the next few paragraphs. Sharadha Chit fund has just done a Shradha of Hundreds […]

Rapes in India vs Assam

Rapes in India vs Assam

By- Dilip Dutta It is official that in India a rape takes place currently every 22 minutes and my calculator gives 65.45454545 in a 24 hour period and in one year 786.45454544 of the fair gender damaged for life. These are the cases that reported to the police. I am pretty certain there are many […]

Tobacco, Assam and a Dictatorial Pronouncement

Tobacco, Assam and a Dictatorial Pronouncement

By- Kiron Kakoty In central Assam there is a road side village of Phuloguree Dhewa fame. It has also a reputation of manufacturing a special kind of tobacco preparation the famous Phuloguree Dhopat. I did not have the opportunity of finding out the method of the preparation. But fermented with Laalee (dark molasses) this native preparation could […]

Upwardly Mobile and the middle class Morality

Upwardly Mobile and the middle class Morality

By- Kiron Kakoty How long before the mountain of rubbish in Chennai outskirts, the rubbish dumps of Bangalore streets with the nauseating rotten smell is going to be repeated in the so called metropolitan Guwahati and Towns and suburban spaces of Assam? Do we have a policy on rubbish disposal? Or are we wanting to […]

Rampant Growth of fake Financial Institution and role of Financial Literacy in Assam

Rampant Growth of fake Financial Institution and role of Financial Literacy in Assam

By- Abdul Kalam Azad Assam is going through a very tough time. The devastating flood has washed out everything of the farmer of the state. The GS Road molestation case has made the Assamese ashamed and the violence in lower Assam has created humanitarian crisis. All along these, relentless blow from the fake financial institution […]

Guwahati Molestation – The Collective Psyche of a People Undergoing Massive Changes

Guwahati Molestation – The Collective Psyche of a People Undergoing Massive Changes

By- Jyotishmita Sarma This article is in reference to the recent incident of molestation of a young girl outside Club Mint located in Christian Basti, Guwahati by a mob consisting of some twenty or so young men, and the video being captured by a certain camera person of the NewsLive channel. A few days since […]

Magnifying violence Stimulates it Further

Magnifying violence Stimulates it Further

By- Monali Kakoty Advancement in mass communication mediums led to exponential bombardment of information. This has led to the formation of a Mediated Society, a society where people are completely influenced by the media for their decision making (everyday-personal or broader) and whose mindset is being controlled by media, thus influencing their perception and understanding […]