Calming the storm on Galilee

Scripture reading: Mark 4:35-41 (NIV) That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over […]

Signal woes: Bad road triggers health crisis

Signal woes: Bad road triggers health crisis

• Dusty road: Medical expert warns of respiratory issue • Bumpy road: Cervical problems and incidences of miscarriage • No assurance of maintenance in sight   Imti Longchar Dimapur | July 3   Residents of Signal Basti, Dimapur face a severe health crisis if quick measures are not undertaken to repair the dusty and crumbling […]

Medical Department under the cosh

Medical Department under the cosh

UTNA presses for creation of new posts   • Undertakes state-wide poster campaign• Rejects draft amendment to State Nursing Service Rules   Morung Express News Dimapur/Kohima | July 2   The Unemployed Trained Staff Nurses Association (UTNA) today reiterated its demand to revoke the draft State Nursing Service Rules terming it as unfair. The new […]

The Lingering Aroma of Maggi

The Lingering Aroma of Maggi

The recent controversy that erupted over our favourite noodle ‘Maggi’ has placed me in a deep dilemma. I do not know how to react over this or whether I should react at all in any manner. I also do not know whether I should be happy or sad, whether I should have anything to do […]

Are we Content with our Current Standard of Living?

Are we Content with our Current Standard of Living?

When you travel around the world, you see tremendous variation in the peoples’ standard of living. Or, even within a country such as India there are wide inequalities in the people’s incomes which are often reflected in the quality of life. [google_ad_728_90_text] What explains these differences in the standard of living?   To gain a […]

Tea revolution in Tizit region

Tea revolution in Tizit region

Lipichem Tizit | June 30   The lower Konyak area of Tizit was a hot spot for lumbering and a flourishing valley for setting up of timber mills in the eighties. With the timber resources in the entire valley consumed, tea farms have now replaced the timber mills. People here have embraced the tea crop, […]

Our Lives and the Better Half

Our Lives and the Better Half

Growing up, the world around us begins to change. In what seems like the world changing before us, more often than not,it is actually our own views and priorities in life that are changing with time.So, what are our priorities now? In the competitive adult world, look around, and we find that everyone is busy […]

Money mistakes

Money mistakes

With megastar Amitabh Bachchan coming to your television screen every-day and telling you to spare a couple of hundreds to secure your silver years, I also want to join the race and discuss some mistakes you might make while planning do so. I’ve used this space many times before to tell you how important it […]

Where have all the teachers gone?

Where have all the teachers gone?

Lack of headmasters, math teachers and erratic student-teacher ratio continues to plague Nagaland’s state run education system   Morung Express News Dimapur | June 29   Irregularity in teacher-student ratio has been a problem dogging government-run schools in Nagaland for a very long time. While it continues unresolved, many other serious lapses exist in tandem, […]

EVERY PERSON’S ILLNESS: DEPRESSION

EVERY PERSON’S ILLNESS: DEPRESSION

  Rev. Fr. C. Joseph, Counsellor, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama.   “Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”    – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow     Feeling “blue” or “down” in the dumps” is personally familiar to everyone who […]

Day of the White Cat III

Day of the White Cat III

Last week, one reader from Fiji Islands sent me a message via Skype with a request: she asked that I complete the story of the White Cat. She began by telling me that she enjoyed reading part one and two but complained that by leaving the story open-ended, I raised, in her own words, “more […]