Palestinian Children, the True Victims of the Conflict

Carmen ArroyoInter Press Service   Over 500 to 700 West Bank children were arrested and prosecuted each year by Israeli military forces. And Palestinian child rights organisation, Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP), says that between 2012 and 2017 the organisation represented more than 700 children, some 72 percent of whom endured violence after their […]

Diseases of Ornamental plants and their Management

 Tushnima Chaudhuri1 and Tasvina R. Borah2 PhD Scholar, BCKV 2. Scientist, ICAR NEH Complex   Ornamentals are economically important commercial plants used for various purposes. The cultivation of ornamental plants has become an important segment of agri-horticultural economic enterprises and a lucrative sector of employment generation due to demand in International and Domestic markets. They […]

Necessities of Plant Biodiversity Conservation and Utilization

Patu Khate Zeliang Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jalukie, Peren   Introduction: Plants are the primary source of energy in the biosphere and it is the basis of all life. Plants are one of the most important sources of food, fuel and medicines.  Application of plants to health care perhaps dates back to prehistoric period. There are […]

Weather based integrated agro advisory for the month of August

  Crop Advisories Timely weeding and hoeing in the standing crops and vegetables should be done to protect them from weeds keeping in mind their rapid growth in the rainy season. Proper drainage should be done in all pulses, vegetables and other crops Bees are important source for pollination in vegetable crops therefore, bee keeping should […]

Children & women with disabilities, more likely to face discrimination

Carmen Arroyo and Emily Thampoe Inter Press Service Children with disabilities are up to four times more likely to experience violence, with girls being the most at risk, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.   “Children with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups in society. If society continues to see the disability before […]

How the Yanadi, an oppressed indigenous people in India, are reclaiming their rights one village at a time

How the Yanadi, an oppressed indigenous people in India, are reclaiming their rights one village at a time

There are roughly three million Yanadis in India today, spread over four districts in Andhra Pradesh state, and divided into four clans. Many still live in abject poverty in makeshift thatched huts, with the majority labouring hard in other people’s homes as domestic workers or on farms as labourers for little or no wages. (IPS […]

Corruption: Cancer for our Society

Renthungo C Humtsoe Assistant professor, St. Joseph’s College Jakhama Corruption is one of the biggest threats to the well being of our society. Corruption degrades the quality of the services and ruins the life of the common man. We are all aware of the term corruption and have had lot of discussion on how to […]

Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples as they are forced to move into cities

Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples as they are forced to move into cities

Sopho Kharazi Inter Press Service   On Aug. 9 the observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will take place in the Economic and Social Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing together U.N. agencies and member states, civil society and indigenous peoples’ organisations.   This year’s day […]

‘The diet of the Nagas has been depleted over the years’

‘The diet of the Nagas has been depleted over the years’

Extract from Chapter Four: Flavours of Class, Caste, Religion and Ethnicity Page 146-151 of Nandita Haksar’s ‘Flavours of Nationalism: Recipes for Love, Hate and Friendship’ published by Speaking Tiger   The Nagas live in much more fertile areas and most have not suffered famines or droughts in the past. In their society, the richest man […]