Genetic profile of mithun reveals unique traits: Study

Genetic profile of mithun reveals unique traits: Study

Photo credit: Dr Sabyasachi Mukherjee.   Researchers hope genetic information will help in conservation efforts   New Delhi, July 23 (India Science Wire): A new study on the Mithun’s genetic profiling has revealed information which scientists hope will help improve its population and save this species from extinction.   The study has confirmed that Indian […]

Fish ban: Finding the source of contamination

Fish ban: Finding the  source of contamination

Tests by Andhra authorities give contradictory results   Morung Express News Dimapur | July 15   Subsequent to the Nagaland Food Safety authority banning sale and storage of formalin-contaminated fish and crustaceans on June 22, fish imported from Andhra Pradesh remain off the market shelves. Traders here also stopped importing fish from the southern state […]

Comprehension, translation, production: Naga languages need development

Comprehension, translation, production: Naga languages need development

Seen here are screen grabs from a short film made to promote the Wancho script developed by Banwang Losu from Longding district, Arunachal Pradesh. The film is available on YouTube. The non-development of indigenous languages in the Naga areas, experts say, could lead to their extinction, robbing people of their culture and identity.   Morung […]

ETE COFFEE: Bringing home the experience of roastery and coffee bar

ETE COFFEE: Bringing home the experience of roastery and coffee bar

This 1830s Coffee brewing technology still amazes us with its pristine characters and the ability to make great and awesome coffee. Here is where vapor pressure and vacuum produce coffee. (Photo Courtesy ete_coffee@Instagram)   Rongseninla Walling   There is something passionate about drinking coffee- the process of brewing the grounds, enjoying its aroma and flavor […]

‘I decided to simply tell my story’

‘I decided to simply tell my story’

(Left) Anungla Longkumer (second from left, sitting row) with other delegates after rehearsals during the Indigenous Celebration festival at Ubud, Bali, Indonesia in May 2018; (Right) Anungla giving her presentation on the main stage at the Agung Rai Museum of Art, Ubud . (Photos courtesy Surya Shankar)   Anungla Longkumer recalls her experience of attending […]

Nagaland: SCERT report highlights need to improve teacher education

Nagaland: SCERT report highlights need to improve teacher education

Govt teacher educators slightly more competent than private counterparts, finds Study   Our Correspondent Kohima | July 13   A study on the teaching competency of teacher educators in Nagaland conducted by the State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) Nagaland found, among other things, that the teaching competency of government teacher educators are […]

Postally Speaking

By a stroke of luck, I happened to arrive at an address on the same day that a parcel I had sent five days before, arrived. I was so surprised to see that there was not a scratch on it; the parcel box showed up in its original pristine form, the duct tape used to […]

Nagaland govt accords priority sector to Tourism

Nagaland govt accords priority sector to Tourism

Nagaland beckons: Shaped like a footprint, the Shilloi Lake is located at Lütsam village under Meluri sub-division in Phek district, about 300 km from state capital Kohima. (Image courtesy: Department of Tourism, Kohima, Nagaland; http://tourismnagaland.com) Thrust areas to be identified in context of indigenous development and tourist’s expectation in the area of ethnic/rural tourism, cultural […]

Imperative for parents to monitor children’s internet use: SCERT study

Imperative for parents to monitor children’s internet use: SCERT study

Our Correspondent Kohima | July 10   Students from government schools in Mokokchung districts spend the least amount of time on social media sites, while their private schools counterpart uses social media the most. This is the outcome of a research study on ‘Impact of social media on the academic performance of Class X students […]