System based issues and technologies of pulses in Nagaland

Imtisenla Walling and Ph Romen Sharma ICAR-ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema   Pulses are the major sources of dietary protein in the vegetarian diet of our country. They are the rich source of high quality protein and nourishes the millions of poor Indian masses those cannot afford the meat consumption to […]

Dreaming of A New Sustainable Economy

Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service   Officials from around the world came together to create and support a vision for a new, sustainable economy: a bioeconomy.   Almost 1000 bioeconomy experts, from former heads of state to civil society leaders, convened in Berlin for the second Global BIoeconomy Summit to discuss best practices and challenges. […]

And now, days of disruptive diplomacy

Rajendra Shende IANS   For the first time, the world is experiencing ice-breaking events that are not attributable to global warming. But they are definitely related to warming of another kind. There has been a sudden surge of warming of bilateral and one-to-one interactions among nations. Multilateralism is on the back-burner, at least for now. […]

Kenya- Overcoming rivalry & conflict through cultural diplomacy

Siddharth Chatterjee Inter Press Service   Cultural diplomacy is a soft power that promotes the exchange of ideas, information, art, and culture to strengthen friendship and cooperation among nations and communities.   One of the best examples of such cultural diplomacy is the American education airlift programme of the early 1960s – a programme now […]

Meditation and qualitative living

  Vemedo J Kezo Asst. Professor, Department of Education St. Joseph’s College Jakhama   “Un reflected life is not worth living,” says Socrates. This maxim was uttered thousand years ago from the great spiritual masters and yet still the maxim is very relevant, in fact more relevant perhaps. It is self reflection that brings a […]

The worrying problem of global debt

Amit Kapoor IANS   Any undergraduate student of economics would vouch for the fact that an economy in a recession requires a fiscal stimulus package (or more government spending and lower taxes). Such a stimulus can only be managed if the economy constrains its fiscal spending in times of growth. Restraint on spending in good […]

‘Timing’ ourselves for a more happy and successful life

Book Review: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing; Author: Daniel H. Pink; Publisher: Canongate; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 599   Vikas Datta IANS   Many of us have heard the proverb “strike when the iron is hot” (or its equivalents), but like all such sayings, rarely do we apply it to ourselves. We do […]

Origin and growth of Archaeology

Lt. Regina Razousinuo Assistant Professor & Associate NCC Officer Department of History   The genesis and evolution of archaeology is a long and checkered one. What we study today as the science of archaeology has its roots in treasure hunting and religion. It was born out of centuries of curiosity about the past.   In […]

“A Treatise to the Public”- Forum for Naga Reconciliation

“A Treatise to the Public”- Forum for Naga Reconciliation

Introduction A 2016 Wall Street Journal article titled “Terror, Brexit and the 2016 US Election” talks about the resurgence of the poet William Butler Yeats in our present times. The article quotes one of Yeats’ most famous poems, “The Second Coming.” “Things fall apart,” Yeats writes. “The Centre cannot hold; the blood dimmed tide is […]

India cracks down on Human Trafficking

Neeta Lal Inter Press Service   The Indian Union Cabinet has cleared the long-awaited Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, which proposes an imprisonment of 10 years to life term for those trafficking humans for the purpose of begging, marriage, prostitution or labour, among others. The bill will become a law once cleared […]

Hunting – Can we combat in Nagaland?

Hunting – Can we combat in Nagaland?

Dr. Ramita Sougrakpam Department of Zoology   North-East India is one of the biodiversity hotspots of India and Nagaland considered as rich in the plant and animal species diversity as 20 percent of the total land area of the state is covered with wooded forest. The evergreen tropical and the sub-tropical forests that grow Alder […]