Useful idioms and their meanings

Useful idioms and their meanings

Idiom: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language   Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. They offer advice about how to live and also transfer some underlying ideas, principles and values of a given culture / society. These sayings are called “idioms” – or proverbs if […]

Mental Health and Its Misconceptions

Mental Health and  Its Misconceptions

Marilyn Monroe is considered to be a pop culture icon. Known for her ‘blonde’ persona, Monroe enjoyed immense success in the 1950s and was considered to be an embodiment of the American Dream. However, people disliked her for her frequent outbursts and mood swings. Crew members and fellow actors of her 1959 film ‘Some Like […]

7 million jobs can disappear by 2050: Study

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 16 (PTI): As many as 550 jobs have disappeared every day in last four years and if this trend continues, employment would shrink by 7 million by 2050 in the country, a study has claimed.   Farmers, petty retail vendors, contract labourers and construction workers are the most vulnerable sections facing never […]

Know your Districts: Tuensang

Know your Districts: Tuensang

Location: With an area of 2,536 sq kilometers or 15.3% of the total area of the state, Tuensang is the biggest district in Nagaland. Situated in the easternmost part of Nagaland, Tuensang shares its boundaries with Myanmar in the east, Mon and Longleng to the North, Mokokchung and Zunheboto to the West, and Kiphire to […]

Faux Feminism

Faux Feminism

Mahatma Gandhi once remarked: “Women will not make her contribution to the world by mimicking or running a race with men. She can run the race, but she will not rise to the great heights she is capable of by mimicking man. She has to be compliment of man.” Has feminism lost its grip with […]

Quiz: Ready Reckoner for NPSC 2016

A few select questions pertaining to Nagaland from the 28 quiz competitions held so far:     1. The Dimapur Railway Station, which was under the jurisdiction of Lumding Division, is being shifted to which division? A. Dibrugarh B. Silchar C. Tinsukia D. Jorhat     2. According to a recent data, Nagaland and Tripura […]

Can Kohima really become a “Smart City”?

Can Kohima really become a “Smart City”?

Yes, but only if the Politicians/Bureaucrats are ready to survive with just their monthly pay without pocketing from the Smart City Fund. The State Capital is lacking behind in many areas when compared with other states. For decades, our “facilitiless” State Capital has been suffering. For those who will be taking the initiatives for this […]

Quiz #29

Quiz #29

1. The International Day of Older Persons is celebrated every year on which day? a) September 29 b) September 30 c) October 1 d) October 2     2. According to the Life Register of Nagaland Department of Labour & Employment, what is the number of “educated unemployed youth” in the state? a) 70311 b) […]

Education in Nagaland

Education in Nagaland

It is exam time in Nagaland. Across the state, as colleges under the Nagaland University system embark on the end-of-the-term semester exams, it is also a time to ponder on what the ‘exams’ in our educational system signify. It is worth reflecting on this issue because one will soon realize the problems intrinsic in the […]

Lao-ong Mo: A post-harvest festival of Konyak Naga

Lao-ong Mo: A post-harvest festival of Konyak Naga

Recently the Konyak Union has declared September 28 and 29 as the dates for official celebration of ‘Lao-ong Mo’ festival for the Konyak Nagas.   Accordingly, the Konyaks, led by its apex organisation, are gearing up for the first official celebration of the festival on September 28 in Mon town.   Likewise, its constituents units […]

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