Red Birds: A tough black comedy with laborious wit

Red Birds: A tough black comedy with laborious wit

Book: Red Birds; Author: Mohammed Hanif; Publisher: Bloomsbury; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 304   Mayabhushan Nagvenkar IANS   With a fallen pilot, an ambitious, but floundering, teenager and a dog as the three narrators, Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, in his latest book “Red Birds”, takes the reader to a new literary perch, one that is […]

Is excessive sovereign debt a threat to Peace?

Boudewijn Mohr Inter Press Service   Some 30 years ago, the international banks were afloat with petrodollars, deposited by the oil exporting countries. The banks in turn stepped up lending to Latin America, in a big way. The new branch of Société Générale in New York where I was working at the time followed suit […]

Cholera threatens a comeback worldwide

Anna Kucirkova Inter Press Service   Cholera outbreaks across history regularly killed a hundred thousand or more. It isn’t well known today because it was essentially eliminated in the Western world.   It last erupted in the U.S. in the 1800s, eradicated by water and sewage treatment systems that prevented it from spreading via contaminated […]

Jhum rice – Green gram system: an option for doubling the farmers income under Longleng District of Nagaland

Jhum rice – Green gram system: an option for doubling the farmers income under Longleng District of Nagaland

Manoj Kumar, K.L. Meena, D.J. Rajkhowa, L.K.Baishya & A.Namei Krishi Vigyan Kendra, LonglengICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema, Nagaland   Background: Pulses are the integral part of many diets across the globe and they have great potential to improve the human health, conserve soil fertility, protect the environment and contribute to global […]

Various types of agriculture farming in India

Various types of agriculture farming in India

Dr. Hannah Krujia ACTO Agronomy, KVK Phek   India has a long agricultural history, which dates back approximately ten thousand years. Today, India has the 2nd highest crop output in the world. Different types of Farming Systems in India are strategically utilised, according to the locations where they are most suitable. The farming systems that […]

Afforestation- The need of the hour

Afforestation- The need of the hour

Imtisenla Walling & Ph Romen Sharma ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema   According to a study, climate change is already contributing to the death of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the world more than US$ 1.2 trillion, thus wiping 1.6% annually from the global GDP. Climate change is the […]

Weather-based integrated agro advisory for the month of November

Weather-based integrated agro advisory for the month of November

 A farmer plough his field against looming clouds in Dimapur.  (Morung File Photo:  Caisii Mao)     Agro Met Field Unit ICAR, Jharnapani. Medziphema   Southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the remaining parts of the country and thus from the entire country on  October 21.   Total rainfall received in Dimapur district during October month […]

The Evolution of the Cosmopolitan Naga Society

The Evolution of the Cosmopolitan Naga Society

In the olden times the daily and yearly activities of our forefathers revolved around the paddy fields. Every morning they would get up and walk on foot to the paddy fields from their homes. The distance between their homes and their paddy fields may be a few kilometers or even more but it did not […]

Life is worth living?

Rev. Fr. C. Joseph Counsellor, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   “To decide whether life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question of philosophy.” -Albert Camus   We are obsessed with what we don’t have. We fantasize about where we want to be, who we want to be with and how we would like […]

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