After receiving the recent accolade of “Festival capital of Europe” – Meghalaya gets its first participatory festival of BAD ROADS.
A complete violation of democratic ethics and free speech entrenched
The NEHUSU election this time around has been a very hotly debated issue. Previous years it was a low key affair with hardly any canvassing done and no one bothering to know the identity of the winners. But with so many students’ agitations in the recent past and the anti-student attitude of the administration this year’s election was a highly anticipated affair. In the heart of all this is Napoleon S. Mawphniang who contested from the group Mission 16-17 for the post of NEHUSU President. He won the election along with all the members of his group and will take charge of the student body for 2016-17 session. His is a remarkable victory because of the continuous harassment that he received from the administration for constantly questioning them. Even before the present election he was taking an active part in leading the students on various agitations in the campus. This interview was taken three days after his group had won the election.
A Struggle Towards Economic Justice and Reclamation of the Public Space for the Public.
On the evening of 19th November at Bethany Society, Shillong a momentous and unprecedented, if not historic event occurred. Those who congregated there witnessed the…
Why Meghalaya needs a Working class movement, Thma U Rangli Juki’s campaign paper on worker’s rights
Remembering Ma Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, the original radical of the Hill State Movement and and an uncompromising opponent of Uranium mining in Meghalaya
When Amit Shah, president of BJP arrived in Shillong he was in for a beefy surprise. Here are some of the posters which greeted him:
Ki Nongtrei-nongbylla ki kynthup ia baroh kiba treikam ne bylla ha ki ophis sorkar, ki dukan, ki karkhana, ki nonghikai skul, kolej ne university haba…
On 22nd June 2015, Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) organised an interactive session with journalist Mr. Sukumar Muralidharan on “Free Speech and the Right to Know: The Media in a Time of Conflict”. This was done in light of a judgement of Meghalaya High Court restraining the media from publishing any news about Bandhs and agitations. Raiot is publishing the Sukumar’s presentation that day.
Unlike people with power, who think legislations are too important to be shared with common people, TUR believes in sharing and learning from people’s wisdom.
Do read TUR’s dissection of VAB2014 and decide for yourself – whether we need democracy or unaccountable local self government.
Kane ka kot lyngkdop, ‘ka saiñpyrkhat U paidbah’, ka dei kaba la saiñdur bad pynmih da ka kynhun Thma U Rangli-juki (TUR) ha ka 14th tarik u Rymphang ha ka snem 2013 kaba la khot ia ka, ‘ka saiñpyrkhat u paidbah’ kaban long kum ka nongprat lynti ia ki kam jong ka TUR ha kano kano ka bynta jong ka jingialeh. Bun kiba la buh ia ki jingkylli bad ialeh ban wad jingtip shaphang kane ka kynhun TUR bad ia ki kam kaba ka trei, bad dei ha ine i kot lyngkdop ba phi lah ban ioh ka jingpynshai shaphang ki kam ba ka TUR ka thmu ban ialeh bad iakhun.
Thma U Rangli-Juki (TUR) is a progressive people’s group in Meghalaya. In 2013 they put out a draft people’s proclamation in Khasi & English. You can download the english version here.