Some fun facts about Pope Francis at the 5-year mark

In five years, the world has gotten to know Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina who was so self-deprecating that when he emerged on the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica on March 13, 2013, as Pope Francis, he quipped that his brother cardinals had to search to the “end of the […]

Francis at 5: Paradigm shift in mercy, migrants and marriage

Francis at 5: Paradigm shift in mercy, migrants and marriage

Pope Francis drinks from a mate gourd at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 marks five years of Pope Francis’ pontificate, in these five years, the world has gotten to know Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants to Argentina who was […]

Need for a federal democratic Indian Union

Soft linguistic nationalism has the potential to effectively counter the Hindi–Hindu nationalism   Garga Chatterjee A spectre is slowly but surely starting to haunt the imperial forces of Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan ideology – the spectre of non-Hindi resistance under the banner of mother language rights, linguistic equality, State rights and federalism. All the powers of the deep […]

The Invincible

A disabled woman’s relentless fight for accessibility   Bhavana Akella IANS Never give up — these were the simple yet profound words that kept Virali Modi, 26, fighting on after a deadly bout of malaria had her comatose for weeks and left her paraplegic and wheelchair-bound at the age of 14. In coma for 23 […]

For the Sake of Art

For the Sake of Art

Today we live in a rather materialistic-minded society where everything is counted and measured in terms of money. Living with such a mindset we are perhaps missing out on many vital things which can make our lives much more meaningful and enriching. Of course money is of prime importance to one and all. But are […]

“Man and His Conscience”

“Man and His Conscience”

Reimaya Muinao Asst. Prof. St. Joseph’s college Jakhama   In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And then man was created in his imageand given power to everything on earth. And with that power bestowed upon him, man polluted his home upto the extent that god had to cleanse it with flood. […]

Women Peace Laureates Condemn Inaction on Rohingya “Genocide”

Naimul Haq Inter Press Service   Nobel Laureates Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman met with more than 100 women refugees in camps in the coastal Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh this week, as well as travelling to the “no man’s land” where thousands of Rohingya have been stranded between Myanmar and Bangladesh.   […]

The value of crop residues

Dr. Hannah Krujia ACTO Agronomy, KVK Phek   Agricultural crop residues are abundant both in kind and quantity however , most of them are wasted in the fields or ploughed back into the soil as conditioners and organic fertilizers and some are used as animal feed. A small quantity through bioconversion serves as raw material […]

‘Is it time to examine how 9/11 happened?’

‘Is it time to examine how 9/11 happened?’

Mark Kennedy Associated Press   Not too long ago, Peter Sarsgaard felt he had to have a difficult conversation with his oldest daughter about 9/11.   He and Ramona, then 9, were in a car on the anniversary of the terror attacks and the twin light beams above ground zero were switched on. The girl […]