The Flames of Proverbs

The Flames of Proverbs

Khrietuonyü Noudi Ever since I was in high school I have always been fascinated with proverbs and over the years many proverbs have become ingrained in me so much so that these wise sayings get spontaneously ignited inside me as I encounter the phases and diversities of life. There are proverbs which have inspired and […]

Duke Ellington’s melodies carried his message of social justice

Michelle R. Scott, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Earl Brooks, University of Maryland, Baltimore County At a moment when there is a longstanding heated debate over how artists and pop culture figures should engage in social activism, the life and career of musical legend Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington offers a model of how to […]

About National Health Mission quality of care initiatives

Limatula Yaden When the National Rural Health Mission was launched in 2005, the focus was on improving access to healthcare services ,particularly in rural and hard to reach areas. With improvement in access over the years, the focus shifted to improvements in quality of care being delivered through health systems. National Quality Assurance Standards Under […]

How Sudan’s protesters upped the ante, and forced al-Bashir from power

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir has resigned after three decades in power. AHMED YOSRI/EPA Andrew Edward Tchie, University of Essex Following months of protests, and a prolonged sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was placed under house arrest on April 11 as the country’s military prepared for a transitional government. Many have […]

About National Health Mission and Your Health System

About National Health Mission and Your Health System

Limatula Yaden NATIONAL HEALTH MISSION Public Health and Hospitals is a State subject. Hence the main responsibility for provison of quality healthcare and ensure its availability lies with the State Government. However, under the erstwhile National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) now subsumed as a Sub Mission of the overarching National Health Mission (NHM), the Central […]

KNOW YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM

KNOW YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM

Limatula Yaden Indian healthcare infrastructure in rural areas is designed as a three tier system  on a population norm as follows: Sub Centre Sub Centre is first point of contact between primary healthcare system and community.  Due to scattered /wide dispersal of population and hilly/difficult terrain, a new norm ‘Time to care’ was adopted for […]

Explainer: what charges does Julian Assange face, and what’s likely to happen next?

Explainer: what charges does Julian Assange face, and what’s likely to happen next?

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen as he leaves a police station in London, Britain April 11, 2019. (REUTERS/Peter Nicholls) Holly Cullen, University of Western Australia Julian Assange, the Australian cofounder of Wikileaks, was arrested on April 11 by British police at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had been claiming political asylum for […]

A happy ending for ‘Game of Thrones’? No thanks

Anthony Gierzynski, University of Vermont With the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” commencing, I imagine most fans are harboring hopes that things will turn out well for the remaining heroes in Westeros. A large part of me hopes for the same. But a different part of me – the part that researches the […]

Modern Technologies in Indian Agriculture

Modern Technologies in Indian Agriculture

Dr. Hannah KrujiaACTO Agronomy, KVK Phek Modern agricultural farming methods increase the production in almost every agriculture and allied sector. Using modern agriculture and farming is a must because modern farming methods can increase production and can feed the world. Major parts of the population are directly or indirectly involved with agriculture and farming business. […]

Sunflower Cultivation: An Overview

Sunflower Cultivation: An Overview

T Jamir, LK Baishya, LJ Bordoloi, DJ Rajkhowa and A Aziz Qureshi Introduction Sunflower (Helianthus annus L) is a photo insensitive oilseed crop; which can be successfully grown in any season. Commercially available sunflower varieties contain 39 to 49% oil. Sunflower oil is generally considered a premium oil, good for heart patients because of its […]