India: Code of silence makes death more likely for avictims

Matthew Ponsford Thomson Reuters Foundation   Women who are assaulted in India are 40 times more likely to die from their injuries than their U.S. counterparts, with social factors mostly to blame for the gaping disparity, according to research released on August 31.   The researchers at the University Of Washington said they compared survival […]

Three Solutions for Water and Sanitation for All

Oyun Sanjaasuren Inter Press Service   This week people gather from around the globe at the annual Stockholm World Week. If previous years are anything to go by, the “Water is life” cliché will be repeated endlessly. But the phrase is useful shorthand for this simple fact: water is the cornerstone of human health and […]

Six reasons why you should include green tea in your diet

Hariprasad V.R. IANS Coffee and black tea have long featured as preferred beverage options for a lot of people. However, rising awareness about the need to improve lifestyles has led to increased consumption of healthier alternatives such as green tea. The antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties of this variety of tea address several health issues […]

Come Now, Let Us Reason Together

Come Now, Let Us Reason Together

Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho To be leading the devotion this morning is an opportunity for me and I believe that God has given us another chance to ask some serious questions and do some deep soul searching. Nagas are a big family and we take pride in this. But where is our pride today? Hasn’t […]

Corporate Jungle: Understanding workplace, people and politics

Corporate Jungle: Understanding workplace, people and politics

Meghna Mittal IANS Book Review: The Corporate Jungle: Your Guide to Understanding Workplace People and Politics; Author: Seema Raghunath; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 207; Price: Rs 299 “Understanding workplace politics is as important as going to work, dreaming of a future, holding on to aspirations and working on yourself, to be more competent. Else you […]

DIMAPUR: A NAGAS’ UTOPIA

DIMAPUR: A NAGAS’ UTOPIA

Dr. Salikyu Sangtam St. Joseph University The constant plea, on the part of many, for all tribes to unite and do away with tribalism has gained a significant eminence in our society’s discourse, especially with regard to solving the innumerable social and political maladies afflicting us. Realistically, this plea for a ‘united’ Naga is quite […]

Tales of a city in transition

Himani Kothari IANS Book Review: Bangalore: A Graphic Novel; Authors: Various; Compiled by: Jai Undurti & Praveen Vempadapu; Publisher: Syenagiri; Pages: 84; Price: Rs 400 If Bengaluru were a person, it could be like a member of Bollywood’s fabled Kapoor family whose succeeding generations have managed to remain relevant even as times and norms change. […]

You are all Heroes already!

Peter Rutsa In the midst of multiple decaying in various state departments of Nagaland, one government agency that has so far served its purpose well and lived up to its name is the “Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority” (NSDMA), formed in line with the nationwide “National Disaster Response Force” (NDRF). Since inception our state NSDMA […]

Of Oxford and protests elsewhere in Britain

Papri Sri Raman IANS Malala, Mexico, murder mystery, MI5, movies, music, milk of various kinds, hurrying mothers pushing buggies and herding toddlers — that’s Oxfordshire in Merry Ol’ England for you this summer. Malala Yousafzai has tweeted she is “so excited” to get a place at the University of Oxford, where the 20-year-old Nobel Peace […]

The Gorkhaland Movement and Indian Politics

The Gorkhaland Movement and Indian Politics

Dr Trent Brown Australia India Institute The struggle for a separate state of ‘Gorkhaland’ in the Darjeeling hills is several decades old. But an emerging class division within the movement is characteristic of major tensions in Indian regional politics today The Darjeeling Hills featured prominently in headlines around India this week, as the Gorkhaland statehood […]