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“We Can’t Protest So We Pray”

James Jeffrey Inter Press Service   As dawn breaks in Bahir Dar, men prepare boats beside Lake Tana to take to its island monasteries the tourists that are starting to return.   Meanwhile, traffic flows across the same bridge spanning…

The next super weapon could be biological

Peter Apps Reuters   With the threat of chemical weapons in Syria and nuclear arms in North Korea, the risk of biological weapons has largely dropped off the international agenda. But evolving technologies and genetic engineering may open the door…

Bureaucrats must no longer defend the failed administrative system in Nagaland

Bureaucrats must no longer defend the failed administrative system in Nagaland

About a year ago, I asked our ex-Chief Secretary of Nagaland, Alemtemshi Jamir, to speak in a Think-Tank meeting to share his view on whether or not the way things are done in our bureaucracy should continue as usual, meaning,…

Can António Guterres fend off America’s War on the UN?

Dulcie Leimbach Inter Press Service   When António Guterres was chosen by the United Nations Security Council in October to become the next leader of the UN, neither he nor anyone else could have predicted precisely who would be commanding…

The Chief Executive: Should it be the Party’s Choice or the People’s Choice?

The Chief Executive: Should it be the Party’s Choice or the People’s Choice?

The news is out! It’s now being reported that a certain Naga politician has already begun promising to sponsor certain willing followers of his for the upcoming 2018 General Election in Nagaland. If this is true, he must be making…

Co-opting historical narratives without context

Co-opting historical narratives without context

Garga Chatterjee   First things first. The name of the national song of the Indian Union is Vande Mataram with a V. The name of the part Sanskrit part Bangla song written that Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote in the 1860s…

THE EDUCATED UNEMPLOYED

THE EDUCATED UNEMPLOYED

Temsukumzuk Pongen Asst. Professor, Department Of Commerce, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   Most people fail to understand that there is greater joy and satisfaction in being your own boss and in doing what you love doing. The experts says that…

Can Delhi outdo Beijing in wooing Dhaka?

Can Delhi outdo Beijing in wooing Dhaka?

Garga Chatterjee   On April 7, 2017, Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, arrived on a state visit to New Delhi, the capital of the Indian Union. All state visits are about give and take.…

Surviving the Rwandan genocide

When we talk about the Rwandan genocide, we must remember countries such as South Sudan and Burundi who have been suffering for far too long   Alphonsine Kabagabo Thomson Reuters Foundation   I felt so guilty for surviving. For many…

The Dysfunctional Legislature in Nagaland

The Dysfunctional Legislature in Nagaland

In the topsy-turvy politics of Nagaland, our legislature often appears to function for name’s sake only. The Speaker and a handful few would do most of the talking, while the rest would remain quietly seated in the like of our…

Professionals but Unprofessionalism

Professionals but Unprofessionalism

Kevizase Kehie Asst. Prof., Dept. of Political Science, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   Today it has become a confusing thing, that people of highly qualified attained degrees with the necessary trainings tries to oversell their special visions. To this, they…

Indigenous Food Processed from Colocasia Leaves

Introduction Colocasia (Colocasia esculenta L.) or taro is one of the important tuber crops which has been grown by farmers in rainfed ecosystem and considered as an important food crop after rice. Colocasia probably originated from the tropical region between…

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