Summer, sister of Rain

Summer, sister of Rain

She unknotted her hair and wound it into a tighter knot catching all the loose strands together. Soon she had stepped into the watery field again, finishing a portion they had left undone. By now the skies were overcast and a few drops of rain fell. A sudden and heavy shower followed, drenching the three […]

On backdoor appointments

On backdoor appointments

Kevitho Kera: Article 16 of the Indian Constitution states: (1) There shall be equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment or appointment to any office under the State.   Supreme Court judgment, as passed in Umadevi Case (2006) states that backdoor door appointment is illegal.   It is clear that backdoor […]

Out of the mouth of babes

Out of the mouth of babes

The writer’s pets   Alemtula Longchar “Bad things happen to good people. That’s what I remind myself everyday.” Wisdom from my teenage son.   Don’t be misled. He likes Jeremy Clarkson. And Chris Tucker. And anime.   But one morning was every working-mother’s nightmare. Every little thing was either getting delayed or burning or boiling […]

Simple ways to protect lips during summer

Simple ways to protect lips during summer

IANS Lip care is very important in summer. So, keep your lip balm handy to protect them, say experts.   Hema Sharma Datta, Head — Skin Care and Cleansing, R&D, The Himalaya Drug Company, tells why it is important to protect lips in summer.   * Lips lack natural protective oil: Our skin contains sebaceous […]

Art dealings with trauma

Art dealings with trauma

Trauma is such a terrible word, isn’t it? I suspect the word trauma has become a scapegoat word for people to blame their own ill conduct on. If they behave rudely, or if they react unreasonably in certain situations, they now have the option of blaming it on traumatic experiences in their past life. I […]

A Personal Review – Temsula Ao’s book “Aosenla’s Story”

A Personal Review – Temsula Ao’s book “Aosenla’s Story”

Book Review: Book Review: Aosenla’s Story; Author: Temsula Ao; Publisher: Zubaan; Paperback; Pages: 203; Price: Rs 495   Wapangla Imchen At a confusing time of noises erupting for women empowerment and gender equality, Aosenla’s Story presents an interesting and thought provoking read which might help one to clear the air of uncertainty hovering in the minds […]

When the ice melts

When the ice melts

The ice is melting. It is a fact. Climate change is real. The saddest thing about climate change is that there exist politicians and world leaders who do not want it to be voiced. A climate scientist has been repeatedly silenced by a number of politicians who think he is a prophet of doom. How […]

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