Reconsidering the True Spirit of Christmas

Reconsidering the True Spirit of Christmas

Rosalind P. Ngullie Asst. Professor, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama.   The rich centuries old tradition of Christmas is here once again which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is the time to look into meaningfully about Christ birth and life, His message and His mission and His sacrifice for humanity. As is with any […]

The thinking behind Kim Jong Un

The thinking behind Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to Farm No. 1116 under the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Unit 810 in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang August 13, 2015. (Reuters File Photo)   Hyonhee Shin and James Pearson Reuters   On an icy December day […]

‘You’re the one who says I’m dying?’

‘You’re the one who says I’m dying?’

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace arrive for his inauguration as President, in Harare August 22, 2013. (Reuters File Photo)   Cris Chinaka Reuters   Retired correspondent Cris Chinaka worked for Reuters in Harare from 1990 to 2015. Before that he reported on Zimbabwe for the ZIANA news agency and MOTO, a weekly […]

Cambodia goes all-in on China in casino port city

Cambodia goes all-in on China in casino port city

A Chinese Restaurant, Hotel and Casino seen at the Preah Sihanoukville province, Cambodia September 27, 2017. (Reuters Photo)   Matthew Tostevin and Prak Chan Thul Reuters   Between Sihanoukville’s beaches and its multiplying casinos, “Lao Qi” and Bun Saroeun run restaurants barely a hundred dusty metres apart. But their fortunes could not be more different. […]

Indigenous People, Guardians of Threatened Forests in Brazil

Indigenous People, Guardians of Threatened Forests in Brazil

Brazilian Indigenous people during one of their regular protests in Rio de Janeiro demanding the demarcation of their lands and to be taken into account in environmental and climate measures. (IPS Photo)   Mario Osava Inter Press Service   Indigenous peoples, recognised as the best guardians of the world’s forests, are losing some battles in […]

Negotiating Indigenous Rights in India’s ‘Act East Policy’

Dr. Opangmeren Jamir IDSA, New Delhi   Subsequent to renaming the ‘Look East Policy’ into ‘Act East Policy’ in 2014 by the BJP-led NDA Government, the development of an extensive infrastructure in the Northeast India region (NER) has become a priority as the region is projected as the gateway to Southeast Asia and East Asian […]

A teen’s quest to survive the Islamic State

A teen’s quest to survive the Islamic State

Iraqi teen Ferah, shown studying for an exam in Irbil, Iraq, in this Nov. 11, 2017 photo, says writing helped her endure during the rule of the Islamic State group over her home city of Mosul, giving her an outlet to explore her fears and hopes. (AP Photo)   Bram Janssen and Lee Keath Associated […]

Nanoparticles- Fight to cancer

Nanoparticles- Fight to cancer

Sanjib Katuwal Assistant Professor St. Joseph’s College Jakhama Tiny nanoparticles, far smaller than the width of a human hair, might help the body’s own immune system fight tumors, a new study shows. In experiments with mice, the nanoparticle-based therapy not only wiped out the original targeted breast cancer tumors, but metastases in other parts of the […]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

In the olden times when there was no internet, no telephone, no television, no radio, no telegram etc, the only means through which two nations at war with one another could communicate was the message delivered by the messengers. Whether to continue with the war or conclude peace, it is only by communicating with one […]

Post story on failed sting is valuable journalism lesson

David Bauder Associated Press   With a thwarted sting and dueling videos, the clash between the Washington Post and conservative advocates Project Veritas led University of Minnesota professor Jane Kirtley to toss aside the intended topic for her media ethics class on Tuesday. The news was irresistible.   The Post’s story Monday that exposed the […]

Philanthropy by example: Building homes for poor her passion

Philanthropy by example: Building homes for poor her passion

(Left) The house where the beneficary family lived till they moved to their new home in October.  (Right) The new house  (IANS Photo)   Sanu George IANS   Everything about this 57-year-old retired zoology professor is unique — and what stands out is her abiding compassion for the deprived. In 11 years, she has built […]

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