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China's "Secret" War Plan Revealed

China’s “SECRET WAR PLAN” (Be amazed!) has leaked out and fallen into the hands of none other than “Popular Mechanics”(PM) magazine, which plastered it on the cover of its December issue. How this TOP SECRET info got into the hands…

NRHM: Addressing the challenges

The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched in 2005 to bring about a dramatic improvement in the health system and health status of people in rural India. It seeks to provide universal access to health care, which is affordable,…

To help the poor, get rid of their cash

The recent ad spot for M-Kesho, the groundbreaking mobile phone-linked bank account launched earlier this year in Kenya, is endearingly playful. To gently teasing music, a man with a jar of coins digs a gigantic hole in an empty grass…

What will 2011 bring?

A new year! A new decade! As we emerge from our merry-making and celebrations, the above heading may seem cautious, even apprehensive or skeptical to some. But it can also be a really honest question that goes through the heart…

The Plight of the Orphans: Do you Care?

Delphine Riviere, an adoptive parent from central France, holds Haitian child, Erika, on her arrival in France for adoption, at Roissy airport, outside Paris. (AP File Photo)   A loving girl who had lost her parents when she was a…

Pentagon Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: Julian Assange is Not a Terrorist

After WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London an international group of former intelligence officers and ex-government officials released a statement in support of his work. We speak to one of the signatories, Daniel Ellsberg, the famous whistleblower who…

Christmas at Tuli

Tuli is perhaps one of the most beautiful and ideally located towns in the State in every way. Nestled along the bank of the Milak River, the town has a good number of hillocks, streams, plain and high areas, and…

Collective rights top 2010 headlines

Bucket-wheel excavators: The most destructive machines on the planet? The bucket-wheel excavator has long scoured the lignite fields of western Germany, erasing whole villages and leaving a trail of bad soil and salty water. At 300 feet tall and 600…

Let Them Be Heard

Along with the rest of the world and its myriad of societies, our homeland (Nagaland) has also been awakened with a challenge- to mould and tell about the silent minds and bodies, more commonly known as the Disabled people. Literally,…

Stand By Me

I think about you all the time. . . It’s a lot hard to sleep at night, When I couldn’t hear your sweet voice The way you care, my feelings inside; How hard it is to tell you how much…

Happiness 101: Less tweeting, more meeting

Studies show that happiness is directly linked to conversations that are substantial, not superficial. Yet our communications are dominated by quick electronic exchanges. In a high-stress era like ours, we need to tap into our most valuable resource – each…

Judgment that risks tainting democracy

QUESTIONS:Is the maximalist sentence (life imprisonment) justified? Dr. Binayak Sen after the court’s pronouncement. (Photo: Special Arrangement)   Indian law affords Binayak Sen one automatic right to appeal, and another at the discretion of the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, given the…