In the name of the Mahatma

It is indeed sad that we should ban a book on the life of a man who embodied openness, who invited generations to follow after him to read and interpret his life as that was his message, a man who through his autobiography and other writings on himself and his experiments provided a cultural frame […]

Earth Day Space

Help Our Earth Earth! Earth! Earth! We say,But What! What! What! We do?Shouldn’t we do something for our earth?Aren’t we the ones this home we dwell in?So let us be together,And help it,That it will shine,And be green again.Then What! What! What now will the earth be?Yes, Green! Green! Green! Our Earth will be…By  Rajat […]

World Health Day 2011-Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

World Health day is celebrated on 7th April every year to mark the founding of WHO. The Organization selects a key health issue and encourages people from all ages and all backgrounds to hold events that highlight the significance of the issue for good health and well being. Antimicrobial resistance is not a new problem […]

Guardian Angels Knocked Down From Heaven

Institution is established and sustained by moral conscience of community. It deduces that institution reflects the quality of polity, society and economy. In short, the delivery mirrors people’s ethics and values.It is hard to admit the existence of schools without students or absentee teachers who sublet their jobs to some one else. It is pretty […]

Welcoming Guests “Aier’s Enclave”

Aier’s Enclave, the building strategically positioned next to IMC, Dimapur, is not an ordinary guest house by any standard of measurement. Extraordinary things happen there. It is run by Temjenkala Aier and her immediate family.The building was left empty for 3 years when Temjenkala’s mum suggested to her to start offering guest house facilities there. […]

With Japan on our minds

When I were to look at myself, I usually come out from a point where I think, “I deal with my own problems first”. This is just probably myself looking at situations, circumstances that come across me in my life. I believe and I conclude by believing this, that this is not a selfish thought […]

Libya’s challenge: democracy under the gun

The military intervention in Libya now threatens the Arab democracy risings. This makes diplomacy and demilitarisation essential, says Mark Taylor The struggles in the Arab world aim to establish one simple principle: sovereignty rests with the people. By deposing their dictators, the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt succeeded in this. Whether they will succeed in […]

Presentations and papers from the South Asia Conference on "Outstanding Organic Agriculture Techniques" organised by the Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI) at Bangalore (2009)

A comprehensive set of presentations and papers from the "South Asia Conference on Outstanding Organic Agriculture Techniques" held at Bangalore, Karnataka on 10 and 11 September 2009, and organised by the Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI), National Center of Organic Farming (NCOF) and the Third World Network, Malaysia, covering various aspects of organic, natural […]

Imperative of highest level meeting of Naga groups

In this image released to the media, representatives of the three Naga national political groups NSCN/GPRN, FGN and GPRN/NSCN are seen here with the Naga flag at a meeting of the Joint Working Group of the Naga Reconciliation process which was organized by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation at Chiang Mai, Thailand on September 23. […]

Politics according to the Bible

The word “politics” has come to earn all the bad names simply because of corrupt politicians. But politics as a process is neither bad nor good. It is a necessary means of governing the society in a city. In fact, the word “politics” comes from the Greek word “polis” which means “city” and thus refers […]

Is there Nagas’ time for Reconciliation?

File Photo of public leaders with NSCN/GPRN general secretary Th Muivah, GPRN/NSCN general secretary N Kitovi Zhimomi and NNC/FGN President Brig (retd) S Singnya during “Highest Level Reconciliation Meeting” initiated by FNR at Dimapur during September 2010 What is going on these few weeks among factional leadership? How many times will they fall in the […]

A friend’s labour of love reveals who killed Daniel Pearl

Nine years after the journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by al-Qa’ida militants, a new inquiry has concluded he was almost certainly killed by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man currently in US custody and accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. The investigation also found that of 27 men connected with the killing, more than […]