Walmart – Boon but with Caution

Walmart – Boon but with Caution

By- Priyankan Goswami Advertisements The latest debate on FDI in retail & agriculture reminds us of eminent Assamese filmmaker Jahnu Barua’s classic Xagoroloi Bohudoor (It’s a Long Way to the Sea). The much acclaimed movie beautifully showed the story of a boatman who feared of losing his only source of income when the government decided […]

Talibanism in Guwahati – An Ode to Media

Talibanism in Guwahati – An Ode to Media

About 19 years ago at a famine affected area in Sudan, world famous photojournalist Kevin Carter had shot a photograph of a vulture approaching a withered baby. For the photograph, he waited for the vulture to enter into a frame with the baby, for which he was asked questions later on whether he was a […]

Pro-Talk ULFA threatens Times of Assam Chief Editor

Pro-Talk ULFA threatens Times of Assam Chief Editor

Threats and criticism resulted out of true and uncompromising nature of news or articles published has been the building blocks for Times of Assam ever since inception. Times of Assam had been previously threatened by several ones including members of Political parties (for portraying the true nature of their parties), mafia within the media circles […]

Censorship on Internet – Another dictatorship of Congress

Censorship on Internet – Another dictatorship of Congress

By- Priyankan Goswami Censorship on the internet in India is now, finally a widely debated issue, thanks to the growing awareness amongst the 100 million Indian internet users who are directly affected by the Government’s dictates. Although control or suppression of information available on the net is nothing new to the country, Indians rarely knew […]

Times of Assam hit by Plagiarism of Assamese Newspapers

Times of Assam hit by Plagiarism of Assamese Newspapers

For Times of Assam, it is nothing new that our news and articles have often been copied without consent or content stolen by other newspapers or online sites. There are several National and International ones who have always quoted our reference with honor or have sought permission from Times of Assam before publishing part or […]

Blow on Farmers of Assam – How long to remain SILENT

Blow on Farmers of Assam – How long to remain SILENT

By- Priyankan Goswami For a state that earns more than one third of its income from and employs more than 65% workforce in agriculture, all of what is written below based on facts and figures being reported in different media, is disastrous news. Even on the same day when Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi boasted that […]

A Decade of Free Laptops to Students in Assam – Reality Check

A Decade of Free Laptops to Students in Assam – Reality Check

A decade ago, when the Tarun Gogoi led Congress State Government in Assam announced the Anundoram Borooah Award for meritorious students where all students scoring above 60% in HSLC (10th Board exam) were to be rewarded by a high notch PC (changed to Laptop few years thenceforth), there were few who complained. The optimists saw […]

No Best Civilian amongst 1.2 Billion people – Bharat Ratna Evaluation needs Transparency

No Best Civilian amongst 1.2 Billion people – Bharat Ratna Evaluation needs Transparency

By– Priyankan Goswami Mother Teresa was awarded the Bharat Ratna after she became recipient of Nobel Prize for peace in 1979. If Irom Sharmila of Manipur gets the Nobel Peace prize for her more than decade long hunger strike to scrap a draconian inhuman Indian law called AFSPA, will the Indian State who always considered […]

Unification over Denationalization in Assam – Citizens must act before militants

Unification over Denationalization in Assam – Citizens must act before militants

Before militants like ULFA or Maoists grab the opportunity due to our lack of vision, a reconciliation process in Assam to foster unity amidst different ethnicity and express apology for the decades of de-nationalizing them is required from us. By – Priyankan Goswami Ever since the Republic of India came into existence more than six decade ago, […]