Wake up Nagas!

Wake up Nagas!

Hukai H Zhimo: The selection of 5 (five) non-indigenous candidates (as per RTI disclosure of the directorate of school education, Nagaland) for the post of Graduate Teacher (maths) in the recently conducted Graduate Teachers (maths & science) exam 2017-18 is a real hard slap on the face of thousands of educated unemployed Naga youth. The […]

Instagram launches new features for ‘Stories’

Instagram launches new features for ‘Stories’

IANS In a bid to empower users and advertisers, Facebook-owned Instagram on Friday launched “Type Mode” and “Carousel Ads” for “Stories”.   With “Type Mode,” users can now share text with different styles and backgrounds.   The “Carousel Ads” feature allows advertisers to have up to three pieces of media per “Stories” ad, as before […]

Of longing, friendships, Buddha and desire

Books This Weekend   IANS Read a compelling translation of a masterpiece by Rabindranath Tagore, delve into the friendship of three flatmates in London, enjoy the thrills that an obsessed seductress unleashes on a perfect couple, and finally take a look at the world of godmen, spiritual seekers, and the men and women whose lives […]

Ushering social reforms through education

An Irish nun’s experiments in India Somrita Ghosh IANS   She believes that education, not charity, is the only way to bring a change in India’s existing educational and social system. And to turn this thinking into reality, she battled the inequality in the classroom through pioneering school reforms.   This is the story of […]

Government of Nagaland kindly lift prohibition

Government of Nagaland kindly lift prohibition

Peter Rutsa: Even partial or temporary will do.   Have some self respect and please don’t let the paramilitary force Assam Rifles continue to show the whole world yours and our Naga hypocrisy.   In the last weeks of December till January, a little short of 10 truckloads of assorted liquor has gotten seized by […]

Nagas Without Borders : Imagining the Future

Nokho Nyekha “Is this what family is like : The feeling that everyone’s connected, that with one piece missing, the whole thing’s broken?” – Trenton Lee Steward, The Mysterious Benedict Society “Where are you from?” “I’m from Nagaland, ma’am” “Oh! Is your father a terrorist then?” (laughs)   A conversation I had with my professor […]

What shall we dream about?

Abokali Jimomi What future shall we dream about today? What is our reality and how should our dream be different from it?   Dystopia is an imaginary society where people are unhappy and often lead dehumanized and fearful lives under hedonistic governing class usually characterized by a stark divide between the haves and the have-nots […]

Final and real autonomy for IIMs is here

Final and real autonomy for IIMs is here

PD Rai IANS   The struggle for autonomy has been going on within the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) from inception.   Initially, this was addressed by just staying away from the main system and awarding Post-Graduate Diplomas in Business Management (PGDMs). Registered as societies and not coming under the purview of any of the […]

Playing outdoor games could boost your kid’s eyesight

IANS Worried that your kid’s eyesight might deteriorate because of endless hours spent on smartphones, gaming consoles, computers and tablets? Take heart, spending just two hours a day outdoors, playing any sport in the sunlight, might help, experts suggest.   Myopia – also known as nearsightedness and shortsightedness – is a condition of the eye […]