Shillong Turns 150 on April 28th 2016

Ourstories revisits a page from history that tells us how Shillong was named as it turns 150 on April 28th 2016. Rarely are we taught or told about the history of places where we grow up unless it is a Delhi or a Calcutta. But each place has a story. For example Shillong turns 150 […]

Knock Knock! Who’s there?

  Writer and editor Pooja Pande revels in the Bard’s wordplay that resonates in our everyday life My first brush with the Bard occurred in some sub-conscious zone. Growing up in a land where English was a first language (or a by-default-first language since it was the only language common to all races, the other […]

Thus Spake The Bard

  Dr. Ananya Guha taught English Literature at St. Edmund’s College, Shillong and is currently the Regional Director, IGNOU.

The Leap of Faith

“Dipa never had a foam pit to train on. She would stack up used karate mats to train.”  Soma Nandi who first coached Dipa Karmakar speaks exclusively to Ourstories. Dipankar Sengupta catches up with Soma Nandi, Dipa Karmakar’s first coachin Agartala.

The Santhal Life by the Kopai

  ‘Tomra shohor er lokera bondhutto kore, bondhutto rakhona’( You city people make friends but don’t retain that friendship) says a Santhal girl as Maitreyee B Chowdhury observes life by the Kopai Maitreyee B Chowdhury