• Nosano’s rooftop garden
    Hollyhocksn Beans growing in the rooftop garden. (Photo Courtesy: Nosano Kikhi)   Easterine Kire Nosano has been making a rooftop garden all Spring and now we can see the harvest of it in summer.  ‘Gardening is so therapeutic’ she says and I can think of several people who would second that.  Nosano’s rooftop garden was something she embarked on early in the year. One can see that it would be great therapy in the months of lockdow
  • Tuensang: From Mask to Task
    Moses Hongang Chang  Tuensang   Tuensang district is one of the first to receive testing times of COVID-19 after positive cases in Nagaland. Since Indian government and authorities declared lockdown, police of each state has been functioning on different levels with every new challenge. Donning a chic moustache with a star and State Emblem on the shoulders of his khaki uniform, Superintendent of Police Tuensang, Bharat Laxman Markad (IPS) strolls while inspe
  • Appreciating a positive soul
    Morung Photo by Vishü Rita Krocha    Easterine Kire   The earth waited, longing for the touch of hands that served in faraway places; in cities that don't recognize their names nor the sweat of their brows on a scorching Summer day; and for years and years nothing had grown in these fertile lands, they just waited under the open skies feeling the rain, the sun the wind, but not the love of the hands that had long grown rich crops
  • Occupational Therapy: An essential part of healing
    Shüyüni Piku Occupational Therapist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, CIHSR Life rarely unfolds as we expect. Injuries, disabilities can have a great impact on the participation in our daily routines. What once could be done in the blink of an eye, after an injury, would take months and even years of practice to do it again. Occupational Therapy(OT) focuses on re-engaging the person in meaningful daily activities. Daily activities include bathing in
  • Thumbelina in the time of Corona
    Easterine Kire Senganglu Thaimei lives in Delhi with her husband. She teaches English literature at a Delhi University college. Sengmei, as she is known to her friends, claims she is not a professional artist, and for her, drawing is moreof a relaxing hobby. Her delightful drawings appeared in social media during the early phases of the lockdown. They were such a welcome sight after the complaints and accusations and actual tragic stories that inundated our lives.  Sengmei
  • Securing children safety online
    Puja Gupta IANSlife  The pandemic COVID-19 has brought a lot of changes with itself that we never thought of. We all are stuck at home and are dependent on each other emotionally leading to physical activity and increased screen time. Children cannot go out and play and the dependence to entertain is all through TV or internet. With this comes the concern of securing kids across all age groups on internet. Cyber Peace Foundation in partnership with NCPCR, UNICEF shares tip
  • The many lives of Ruskin Bond
    Sukant Deepak  IANS  He starts with a pause. There is a window that lives on the wall of his writing room. He looks out often to take in the mist enveloped mountains of Garhwal embracing Landour. For decades, this setting has remained unchanged for writer Ruskin Bond, who recently celebrated his 86th birthday. Of course, he does miss the time when the many buildings did not eclipse his view. The yellow-painted room, where he spends most of his time is about his d
  • Logging & climate shifts slash forest carbon storage
    Michael Taylor Thomson Reuters Foundation Illegal logging and the impacts of climate change are altering the world's forests - making trees shorter and younger - and greatly reducing the amount of planet-warming emissions they can suck up and store, researchers warned on Thursday. That will have big implications for efforts to meet the world's climate goals and hold rising global temperatures to a safe level, scientists said. A study led by the U.S. Department
  • Summer heat and coronavirus: What you need to know
    Laurie Goering Thomson Reuters Foundation This summer is shaping up to be one of the hottest on record, and dealing with growing heat stress while battling the coronavirus pandemic will be a significant challenge. A practical guide to managing the health risks of extreme heat during the COVID-19 pandemic was launched this week by The Global Heat Health Information Network, a volunteer group of scientists, practical experts and policymakers.   Here are the big ta
  • Lockdown tale: Use the time to discover something new
    Chubalemla  Mokokchung    I have not let the lockdown stop me and my life as an entrepreneur.    Today, when we think and hear of Coronavirus, our thoughts lean towards how it has affected us, our loved ones and the lives of many people across our nation. Businesses and economies are crashing globally and it can bring great worry to those of us who struggle to make a living.   When the lockdown was first enforced, and then agai
  • Engineering student from SRM AP develops Faceshield 2.0 to protect from COVID-19
    Edex Live An engineering student of SRM University, AP developed a highly useful face shield which protects from Coronavirus. The face shield was unveiled in the Secretariat premises on Thursday and was handed over to Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh and MP Nandigam Suresh.   P Mohan Aditya, a Mechanical Engineering student developed the face shield and named it as "Face Shield 2.0". The face shield is very lightweight, easy to wear, comfortable yet durab
  • COVID-19 vs Music industry
    Alobo Naga As the whole world is battling this pandemic, many lives are lost, many families are suffering, who are left hungry, poor, hopeless and jobless. The economy is down, financial crisis and unemployment are on the rise. Millions of stranded citizens praying to return home to be with their loved ones and for security reasons.    At this juncture let me also address the plea and cry of the music industry. Since I feel many of you might be unaware of our str
  • Virtual tourism: LA, Maldives livestream twilight calm
    Siddhi Jain  IANS Life The Coronavirus pandemic has put all our travel plans in a tail spin, and cancelled well researched vacations. To help with the anxiety, destinations are offering 3D virtual tours, high-quality immersive photographs and livestreaming local experiences, many people are touring from the comfort of their couch. It is not just educational and cultural tours that virtual travellers can indulge in, but also moments of calm and quiet introspection. A
  • Depression: Stop the Stigma - Let’s Break the Silence
    Dr Naro Imchen MD (Community Medicine) Community Health Department CIHSR, Dimapur   Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear. -  CS Lewis   Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his/her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his/her own community. Our mental health
  • A Beatific Apocalypse
    Dr Aniruddha Babar, Tetso College,  Dimapur, Nagaland   When he close his eyes he often think of Death, with the rhythm of his breathing; waves of thoughts keep coming embracing the shore of his intellect. And, there he starts dissecting the stormy oceans in mind with a scalpel of his contemplation.   With a moment of birth a lonely journey to the end begins, celebrations of life eclipses by lingering shadow of unsurmountabledeath. The fear o
    SONNET- 20 (9th April 2020 -in iambic pentameter)-Angelo Pfithu     Covid-19 batter the world deep sad, The planet earth is now a wailing cry; Is quarantine governing thy thought sad? This too shall pass- ‘God is with us’, I scry.     Our towns desolated, our field’s barren, Tenebrosity triumph for sojourn; Stock emptied, all shut ‘nd break for children, Agonizing groan to upheaval mourn.     It is j
    SONNET- 19 Angelo Pfithu   Life, what’s this life! Brim with dolour ‘ndmournin’ Heart, what’s this heart! Fill with tears ‘ndmaimin’ Mind, what’s this mind! Numb, torpid ‘ndtroublin’ Woe, woe be gone, Leave me be, Oh! It won’t leave me alone; Am locked- none can open this core- you alone.   In million I am only soul in grief, This agony is never brief.   I am the knock, you are the closed door, Blisscurtain d
  • Mizoram launches COVID-19 apps, farmer helpline
    Newmai News Network Aizawl | April 3   In an unprecedented move towards fighting the rapidly increasing novel coronavirus and to facilitate speedy dissemination of authenticated information related to the virus, the Mizoram government on Friday launched a comprehensive mobile apps containing various information and updates on the deadly virus. Mizoram Information and Communication Technology (ICT) minister Robert Romawia Royte launched COVID-19 mobile application at
  • BRIGHT TUTEE – free digital learning app for Naga students
    DIPR In today’s technology driven world, digital learning is revolutionizing the educator sector in a big way, thereby enhancing the level of learning.   In this regard, the Board would like to inform that Clixa Technology Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi have developed a digital learning App “BRIGHT TUTEE” for Nagaland students in the subjects, Science and Mathematics for Classes IX & X. For Class IX, it is being offered for free for the current academic year. However, f
  • Lockdown
    Easterine Kire People are working from home. Schools and kindergartens are closed. Food shops are open, banks are closed. The ATMs are open. An airline company has cancelled 3000 flights. In Israel, the new ministers are being sworn in in threes as there is an order banning big numbers of people assembling at a given time. At the wailing wall, worshippers are asked not to kiss the stones. Some bridal couples are marrying in supermarkets because they are not closed off for public gat