Tale of a majestic nocturnal bird owl!

By Pradeep Kumar Beyond the Horizon Seeing a rarely found white owl, probably an Indian eagle-owl, near Naharlagun power house around 1.30 am on Friday forced my inquisitive to did little research to know more. The outcome was mind boggling toeing Indian tradition that a white owl usually depicts wealth and prosperity as Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity and here carrier is a white owl. So a white owl depicts the presence of the goddess herself & seeing a white owl during Lakshmi Puja is much more special. Metaphysician…

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Tirap – a repository of inborn talents

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar RGU may take lead New vice chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University Prof. Saket Kushwaha within no time has reflected his desire to do something different for giving a new direction to higher education in the state. As skill training is in his radar, the knowledge of such inborn talents could be channelized by the varsity with a win win situation for the hidden professionals and varsity. Tirap district carries a negative impression because of insurgency imported from other side of the international border, but…

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Nabam Runghi – the man he was!

Let’s make Itanagar of Runghi’s dream: CM That is why CM Khandu during his last rites on Tuesday made a fervent call to one and all to make Itanagar as state capital of Runghi’s dream. Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Former NEFA Council member Nabam Runghi, a prominent social worker born on 20th April, 1935 passed away around 9 pm on Sunday leaving behind a rich legacy. Born to Nabam Tajik and Panye Yamer of Bobia village under Leporiang circle, Sagalee sub-division of Papum Pare district, he is survived…

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Tajo living testimony of Arunachal’s cultural mosaic

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Arunachal Pradesh is known for its unique but time tested rich cultural heritage and traditions which are still preserved by the common people despite the impacts of modernity. One Tenung Tajo, living in Naharlagun is a glittering example. He always comes out of home in traditional Nysihi outfit to draw attention. Though I have been seeing him for last few decades and attempted to take a snap, but failed miserably. It is well neigh impossible to take his picture. However, coincidentally one of my…

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Arunachal hidden “Land of Young Prodigies”

Ingam Basar & Yomde Bage Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Arunachal Pradesh, true to the belief, is still a hidden land for not only remaining un-surveyed so far from various aspects but anyone stretching hands in any direction would hit at something new, unknown and unique. It was last Sunday when I saw few kids engaged in painting, probably as hobby. But like the adage “flowers bloom in deep woods none to get its fragrance”, the kids were Ingam Basar, class-VI, daughter of postal department staff Moyi Basar and GoAP…

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Wanchos live amidst nature far away from modernity

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Wanchos live amidst the nature in peace with communal harmony for which Wakka, located amidst lush green Chugun hills remains what it was decades ago except a dilapidated road linking it with the rest of Arunachal Pradesh, says former Changlang ZPC Marina Kenglang. There is hardly any source of earning and the locals earn their livelihood from traditional shifting cultivation. They grow paddy, koni dhan (Kanik), maize, Kachu, tapioka, soya bean, vegetables, peach, pears, banana, pineapple, orange, guava, lemon, patient fruit etc. But hey…

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Living legend Minati Riba lives in hearts too

Tomo Riba & Minati Riba Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Nonagenarian Minati Riba, wife of former CM, late Tomo Riba, who is still active inaugurated the cultural evening on October 16 last by lighting a lamp at Naharlagun Barpani Sarbojonin Dura Puja pandal.  She watched the programme till the end despite her fragile health and enjoyed the most when her granddaughter Manami Moyir Gamlin performed with meticulous postures to the tune of the song. She is well informed as remains glued to newspapers every early morning as she had…

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Tax evasion common in India, China and USA

By Pradeep Kumar Beyond the Horizon The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the supreme audit institution of India, has unearthed many innovative tax-evasion tactics prevailing in Indian film industry, and has advised the tax-collecting authorities to have a re-look at many such transactions and realise the evaded income tax, . Though the CAG has specifically mentioned only a handful of such cases where Bollywood celebrities and leading production houses have evaded income tax, if the IT department was to go full steam ahead in plugging the loopholes as suggested by…

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Pandals ready to welcome Devi Durga on horse

Community Hall Puja pandal, NERIST puja pandal Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Durga Puja, also called as Durgotsav, is a five-day festival which marks the triumph of good over evil symbolising the slaying of demon Mahishasura by Goddess Durga. Durga Puja is celebrated by people belonging to all strata of the society without any distinction by joining the five-day festivities with equal enthusiasm and fervour even in the most remote corners of the country. Highly auspicious Durga puja celebrations begun on October 15 (Sashti) and would go on till…

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Opinions differ on ‘education catapulting changes in tribal society’

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Improving education scenario has been witnessing seesaw between traditional practices and impact of education in tribal dominated Arunachal Pradesh during last few decades. State’s average literacy rate as per 2011 census report was 66.96% up from 54.3% as per 2001 census report. It is believed that education holds panacea to all ills confronting sate’s tribal society which undoubtedly has prompted present BJP ruling Govt led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu to attach zero tolerance policy to education and health sectors. Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare…

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