Anecdotes as analysis at election time

Jayanta Ghosal IANS Separate, seemingly unconnected pieces, combine to make up an inseparable home. This is true of our lives, as it is of our political system. Now, as India is consumed by electoral frenzy, and the biggest democratic exercise of the world has begun, the question needs to be asked: What exactly is happening […]

Killer robots already exist, and they’ve been here a very long time

Mike Ryder, Lancaster University Humans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot, according to a statement by the US Department of Defense. Their clarification comes amid fears about a new advanced targeting system, known as ATLAS, that will use artificial intelligence in combat vehicles to target and execute threats. While […]

Socrates in love: how the ideas of this woman are at the root of Western philosophy

Armand D’Angour, University of Oxford Where did Socrates, the foundational figure of Western philosophy, get the inspiration for his original ideas about truth, love, justice, courage and knowledge? New research I’ve conducted reveals that as a young man in 5th-century BC Athens, he came into contact with a fiercely intelligent woman, Aspasia of Miletus. I […]

Your future food will be grown with waste water

Serena Caucci, United Nations University and Kristin Meyer, United Nations University In an increasingly water-scarce world, there is no doubt that recycling water we’ve already used has to become normal. Part of that will inevitably mean using waste water to help grow the food we need. But will we ever feel comfortable using waste water […]

How to keep water affordable: Natural water harvesting

How to keep water affordable: Natural water harvesting

Rainwater harvesting. (Representative Image: Pixabay.com) Taya Asst. Professor, St Joseph’s College Jakhama (Autonomous) In Nagaland most villages and towns are located on hilltops. Thus natural spring water and rain fed streams are vital sources of water. This includes groundwater which is recharged by rainfall. These sources of water in Nagaland are created due to the […]

THE TEENAGER TODAY

THE TEENAGER TODAY

Rev. Fr. C. Joseph, Counsellor St. Joseph’s (Autonomous) College, Jakhama “The interior of a teenager’s mind is an endless war between Stupid and Clever”. -William Landay The difference between a child and a teenager is that a child wants to be loved, a teenager wants to love. The affections of free choice are preferred to […]

Status of Seed production in Nagaland: Scope and opportunities

DJ Rajkhowa, LK Baishya, H Verma, Romen Sharma and T Jamir ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Nagaland Centre Nagaland is known for its rich natural resources and biodiversity. The state is bestowed with favourable soil and climatic condition. However, due to varied physiographic, inaccessibility and poor infrastructure, the potentialities of crop and livestock productivity […]

Banter vs Boredom at the Office

Banter vs Boredom at the Office

Vishnupriya Bhandaram* Who knew that the latter half of 2018 would bring a storm? One tweet at a time, the so-called ‘stalwarts’ in the Indian media industry have been called out for the varying degrees of sexual harassment they have piled on women in newsrooms. The list has only grown and it includes former editor […]