Global Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition

Vladimir Bozovic Inter Press Service Entire human history is one great struggle for freedom. To many, slavery is a synonym for something in the past, for transatlantic slave trade, but, unfortunately, slavery still exists in many different forms. Records show that over twenty seven million men, women and children still live today in conditions that […]

Negotiating for Nature

Negotiating for Nature

Concerned over the rate of biodiversity loss, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is calling for a new deal for nature and people. South Africa’s white rhinoceros recovered from near-extinction thanks to intense conservation efforts. (Credit: Kanya D’Almeida/IPS) Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service Wildlife is being wiped out in an unprecedented rate, and it’s our fault. […]

Evolution of giving gifts at Christmas

Evolution of giving gifts at Christmas

Christmas Gift.  (Image Courtesy: pixabay.com)   N. Arhe Two Christmas ago, my mother, in her typical style, cooked a special Christmas meal and asked me to deliver it to a relative’s home. My errand came with strict instruction to bring back the container after emptying it.   At the relative’s home, as I was greeting […]

‘Miracles keep happening …’ 

‘Miracles keep happening …’ 

Monalisa Changkija   There’s this song Miracles by Joan Baez. It says:   Miracles keep happening The sun rose in the east today I sat up and sighed for the millionth time As the dawn was phasing a night away The blues can last for just so long And from the depth There will arise […]

Man on Moon

  The day was 20th July 1969 when the entire western civilization came to a standstill. Millions were glued to their televisions to see a man named Armstrong land on the moon and walk that legendary walk “a small step for a man but a giant leap for mankind”. At the start of that decade, […]

Opening Pandora’s Box: Gene editing and its consequences

Bacteriophage viruses infecting bacterial cells , Bacterial viruses. (From www.shutterstock.com) John Bergeron, McGill University Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create “designer” humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing the energy of the atom.   Read more: Why […]

Human rights 70 years on: important victories as well as major misses

International outrage led to Aung San Suu Kyi falling from grace after Myanmar unleashed violence against the Rohingya. EPA-EFE/Hein Htet Henning Melber, University of Pretoria   According to Amnesty International, human rights continue to deteriorate. CIVICUS – an umbrella body for a global alliance of civil society organisations – observes that the civil society space […]

An Alternative Hornbill Festival for 2019

An Alternative Hornbill Festival for 2019

There is a stark contrast between the portrayal of Naga culture at the Hornbill Festival, and what it is on a daily lived basis. Can there be an alternative to the Hornbill Festival that celebrates the daily lives of Naga people? (Morung Photos)   Dolly Kikon After the Hornbill Festival 2018, once we are done […]

The Hornbill Festival: Finding the Spark In between the Times

The Hornbill Festival: Finding the Spark In between the Times

Men folk adorning colourful head gears attending the ten-day ongoing Hornbill Festival at Kisama, Kohima. (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)   “From time immemorial…” the elders say, Nagas were everything they aren’t today. They seem to imagine a halcyon past and an evil present. There appears to be a space in between the two time […]

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