---- Editorial ----
State media gains more strength
The launch of newest newspaper, Arunachal Observer on Monday has added another feather
in the arms of Arunachal media. This has taken the number of English daily in the
state to 8. In the last 10 years the state media has witnessed sudden growth with
launch of several newspapers and news magazines. While the print media is starting
to make its presence felt, the electronic media is still struggling for survival.
The absence of active electronic media is huge disadvantage for the fledging media
Even though the print media is seeing some success but still there is long way to
go. Barring few, the majority of newspapers are struggling for survival. Lack of
revenue has made it extremely difficult for the owners to run the paper. Most of
them are running paper due to sheer love for media and with hope that things will
improve in future. State government has also done little to support the media industry.
Government bills are kept pending for years. Bureaucrats create so many hurdles while
clearing the ad bills. Also there is still lack of trust between press and Arunachalee
citizens. Majority of newspaper are owned by the political families. Because of this
citizens always distrust the media houses. Despite not so conducive atmosphere, the
press in general has done decent job. Unlike their mainland counterpart, the press
in Arunachal has been responsible enough while reporting on sensitive issues and
has never taken side. In a highly sensitive tribal state like ours it is remarkable
---- Readers Forum ----
Help Jeli win Indian Idol
Through the column of your esteem daily, I being the well-wisher and fan would like
to request the Chief Minister and Government of A. P to please keep in touch with
our singing star " Jeli kayi Tamin ",who is struggling for coveted singing title
of Indian idol session-9 at Mumbai and making us proud.
From reliable source's it has come to knowledge that he is facing financial constraint
there in process of making himself the "Indian Idol". It is further heard that he
is training under Sonu Nigam and fee is bit higher to be afforded by him and family
It will be a disheartening moment if Jeli couldn't make to top-8 due to lack of moral
and financial support from Government of A. P
Lets not leave any stone unturned to make our hero the "Indian-idol session 9.
We shouldn’t forget that "Jeli Kayi" is the representative of Arunachal Pradesh and
Northeast as a whole.
In fact our government should also give their best support financially or morally
to make Jeli the Indian-Idol session-9 and help him to bring laurel for the state
and northeast as a whole.
Taki Longte Tamin
Voters as tenants
A Republic country is governed by a President and Politicians elected by the People.
So, we ~ Indian voters ~ need to realize our responsibility and importance. Unfortunately,
voters are regarded as tenants in our democracy. As a result, our entitlements are
branded as freebies. Such a mindset is dangerous for a democracy. We need to understand
that in a democracy, MPs and MLAs are not zamindars. They are our representatives.
It is we who send politicians to the House of the People. Moreover, every Indian
has to pay a substantial amount of tax in our indirect tax regime. Like the consumers,
we should have similar rights and protections if our political representatives fail
us and spend Govt money without considering our urgent need.
Sujit De, Kolkata
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