‘Everything we’ve heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong’

‘Everything we’ve heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong’

Devotees form a human pyramid to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Hindu Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India August 25, 2016. (Reuters Photo)   Gregory Scruggs Thomson Reuters Foundation   Widely accepted numbers on how much of the world’s population lives in cities are incorrect, with major implications for development aid […]

ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

Md. Tabrej Director, Dept. of Business Administration St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   Ethics is a philosophical term originating from Greek word “Ethos” meaning custom or character.  It is concerned with describing and prescribing moral requirements and behaviors, which suggests that there are acceptable and unacceptable ways of behaving that serve as a function of philosophical […]

Embracing the Glorious Gospel

  The idea of God is a universal phenomenon. It transcends the boundaries of time, place, people, race and culture. In other words, every society, every culture, every kind of people and race and every era of human history have had its own idea and interpretation of God. It is absolutely natural for humans to […]

The Importance of Counselling

  “All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.” – Asa Don Brown   Rev. Fr. C. Joseph Counsellor, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   Introduction: There are many reasons for the importance of counselling. As the world becomes busier and busier, the need for […]

‘No kid left behind’

‘No kid left behind’

School children listen to their teacher Sebastien Ducoroy in their classroom at the Primary School Les Ormeaux in Montereau-Fault-Yonne near Paris on June 18, 2018. (Reuters Files Photo) Macron tries to fix France’s education system   Ingrid Melander Reuters   In a primary school in a run-down neighbourhood south of Paris, a teacher asks his […]

The Role of Rural Women in Indian Agriculture

The Role of Rural Women in Indian Agriculture

A farm labourer weeds a ginger field in Nagarally village in Karnataka. (REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo)   Ritesh Kumar 1 and P. H. Vihariya 2   In the era of economic inflation, it is very commonly seen the migration of male population from rural to urban area for work as construction laborers, lorry loaders, rickshaw pullers, […]

Soursop/Graviola – A potential medicinal fruit crop

Soursop/Graviola – A potential medicinal fruit crop

Ramit Singh1 and Dr. Noyingthung Kikon2   INTRODUCTION Annona muricata L., commonly known as soursop, prickly custard apple, graviola, guanabana, paw-paw and sirsak, is a member of the Annonaceae family comprising approximately 130 genera and 2300 species. The genus name ‘Annona’ is from the Latin word ‘anon’, meaning ‘yearly produce’, referring to the fruit production […]

Church and Conflict in South Sudan

Church and Conflict in South Sudan

South Sudanese Christians celebrate Christmas mass at El Fasher church in North Darfur. South Sudan’s different churches have remained one of the country’s few stable institutions. (UN Photo)   James Jeffrey Inter Press Service   Throughout fifty years of struggles, South Sudan’s different churches have remained one of the country’s few stable institutions, and in […]

SMEs settling down after initial teething problems

Bappaditya Chatterjee IANS   After the “initial bumpy ride”, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), which had faced problems with GST compliance and cash flows, are gradually settling down with the new indirect tax regime, stakeholders say.   According to them, procedures of Goods and Services Tax (GST) are getting “easier” and the impact of […]

Pelé Beyond Football

Pelé Beyond Football

Pele (standing, back row right) at the UNICEF signing ceremony. (UNICEF Photo)   Kul Chandra Gautam Inter Press Service   Pele’s example has inspired millions of young people to join the ‘beautiful game’ and contribute to building a peaceful and prosperous world fit for all our children.   As billions of people around the world—including […]