• Flame on a Hill – Negotiating the Tensions
    Easterine Kire Author Shelmi Sankhil talks about ‘the new realities,’ in his debut book, ‘Flame on a Hill’ and the manner in which the community has accepted an uneasy but unavoidable cohabitation. The new realities reflect the shift that has been irrevocably made from a traditional lifestyle of cultivation to a modern one where the education of children is prioritized and a scientific mindset encouraged to replace the old mindset. The stories show this cl
  • Mental health most impacted during COVID-19, says students' survey
    Siddhi Jain IANSlife As the country continues to battle the coronavirus, young adults in college say that their mental well-being has been most impacted by the pandemic's social consequences. But the silver lining is visible to most and the outlook is one of hope for this year, state the results of a survey by BML Munjal University. One out of every two, that is, 49 per cent students say that stress, anxiety and loneliness have been the most challenging to cope with during C
  • The Last light of Glory Days
    Easterine Kire Reading Avinuo Kire’s book, ‘The Last Light of Glory days,’ I had the startling revelation that as a Naga, I was reading fiction where at an imperceptible point, fiction stopped being fiction.  It had turned into lived reality. I knew a Zhabu, a Vilhoulie, a Neimenuo and a Pele. Their lives were the lives that many in my hometown had lived. Their fears and their interrupted joys, themultiple betrayals they met, the upended livesthey had to li
  • Breast cancer
    Dr Temsula Alinger Imsong Senior Consultant & HOD Department of Surgery, CIHSR   Breast canceris the most common female cancer worldwide representing nearly a quarter of all cancers. It was ranked the number one cancer among Indian females. Unlike other cancers, breast cancer is eminently treatable if detected at an early stage. Breast cancer is currently the most common cancer among Indian women, both in terms of incidence as well as mortality, with proportional
  • Once Upon a Time in Kohima: A fictional novel based on Naga society by Konaei Shongdok
    Review by Dr Neikihienuo Mepfhü-o As a literature student, I was taught that every conflict in literature, in its simplest form, is always a struggle between good and evil. I believe that Shongdok’s book also manifest different conflicts – whether it is personal, emotional, social, economic conflict in various forms. Most of these conflicts in the book are a conflict of good versus evil.  In this book, Shongdok has presented to us parallel stories of Issa Zo
  • Exigency of HONESTY for Progress
    Rev Dr Phuveyi Dozo Naga United Village, Dimapur Our society suffers famine of truth today. Like a leaky pot and a porous ground, our society will deteriorate with holes of dishonesty and fraud. Honesty is the need to thrive and bring success to our generation. Reliability is honesty while cunning and deception is dishonesty. It is honesty when we speak the truth and do what we speak. It is honesty when we do not manipulate and deceive others. It is honesty when we are transparent
  • Our very fragile resource
    Memory is our very fragile resource. Every day we are losing this resource as more and more elders die and take their stories with them to the grave.  Many friends share that they have experienced the thought welling up to ask a parent a question, only to realise in the next second that the parent is already gone. The people we thought of as elders, people in their eighties and nineties are so scarce today. We have to change our mindset and look at people in their sixties and s
  • The Concept of Saving Money
    Motsuthung Yanthan The term "money" is what we always use in association with politics and corruption in Nagaland. But today we will be discussing about it purely on economic perspective in this article. According to general observation, handling of money in most Naga households revolves only around keeping it in savings accounts or inside the steel almirah or using it as a medium of exchange- which is what money is for- to buy consumer and "eventual-perishable&quo
  • Zoomed out?
    Easterine Kire Maybe zoom meets will go down in history as the rage of the year 2020. We don’t have to go far to find out zooming is not for everyone. Call us stubborn or old fashioned, the numbers of people who were resistant to zoom were quite high.  Apparently thereis even something called zoom fatigue. English Lecturer Sengmei Thaimei has to do several hours of teaching on zoom every day, and she says she is ‘zoom fatigued’ - a term newly coined by neur
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WMSDs)
    Sanam Rana CIHSR Dimapur  Citizens in the society have multiple responsibilities towards the community be it at home, office, church, schools, colleges, hospitals etc. We work every day to meet our daily needs and requirements. When the working individual is affected with a painful health disorders it does affect the quality of work with increased absenteeism and decreased productivity on the individual organization.  The term musculoskeletal injury denotes health
  • How to be a hundred years old
    I don’t know of many people who are a hundred years old. Azuo Razoulhouü Vizol reached her 100th year in May 2019 and passed on seven months later. She was the wife of the former chief Minister Vizol. She was an educated woman which was a rarity in her day. After finishing her studies, she worked as a teacher. Azuo Razoulhouü lived her life upholding the traditional values she had learned from her parents. In her home, guests were very welcome and her kitchen was always
  • An introduction to Health Information Management
    Avonuo Ziephrü Dimapur Health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology (AHIMA). HIM professionals plays a key role in maintaining patient’s records to help the patient and physician in the continuity of patient’s care, better management of treatment, promotes research
  • The open door
    ‘Life is rather a state of embryo, a preparation for life; a man is not completely born until he has passed through death’ – Benjamin Franklin. One of the most beautiful things an 80-year-old woman said to a man who had just lost his wife was, ‘She has simply gone into the next room; and she has not closed the door but left it ajar.’  It is a gentle reminder that our loved ones are not entirely lost to us, even if their deaths may feel final. Th
  • Alternate abilities and queerness
    Dr Samhita Barooah World Disability Day marks the beginning of engaging with sensitive innovation. Every December 3, globally the needs and challenges of persons with disability are recognised and respected. When legal, community and structural measures are transformed to co-create enabling conditions with disabled persons in the everyday concerns of society, one creates alternate abilities. Every ability depends on exposure, experience and techniques of practice. Ableism is the rea
  • Kagui’s Kitchen
    Kaguirong Gonmei’s signature dish is Sweet, Sour and Spicy Roasted Pork Ribeye. And it is always in demand among customers. Kagui and business partner Rocky Peshai have created an intimate, inviting space with soft lighting above the noise and clamour of Safdarjung, South Delhi. Kagui’s Kitchen is located in the back porch of Kagui’s apartment with enough space for three or four tables providing place settings for two at each table. The big table seats four. 
  • Mental health in the online world
    Sungjemlila Aier Kohima  The digital age is a time where technology offers information on a platform where it is available to everyone who has access to these technologies. This is largely dominated by the internet. The internet, from the time of its inception, has made rapid and dramatic changes to society. Everything from the way we interact to the way we gain knowledge has been incalculably altered.  In a world where everything is becoming more accessible to us, we
    Gucci revives classics to regain edge Silvia Aloisi Reuters Gucci is revisiting 1960s handbags and other classics in its latest collection, mixing them with up-to-the-minute sneakers and logoed skateboards, as it seeks to reach a wider audience and reverse a fall in sales after years of stellar growth. With traditional fashion shows cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, designer Alessandro Michele teamed up with U.S. director Gus Van Sant to shoot a seven-part minise
  • Writing 'The Lost Homestead' was cathartic: Marina Wheeler
    Vishnu Makhijani  IANS A film on Indias last Viceroy triggered a series of journeys to the sub-continent as Marina Wheeler attempted to come to terms with its partition in 1947 and the trauma that it caused to her mother. In this she succeeded admirably but could be treading on thin ice when it comes to what exactly caused the upheaval. "You are right that Partition was a traumatic event for our family (and indeed many others, including your own). My mother did not spe
  • Indian teen's solar iron smoothes a pressing problem: forest loss
    Manipadma Jena Thomson Reuters Foundation On India's residential streets, amid the tea vendors and vegetable sellers, ironing "wallahs" press clothes each day for millions of Indians, smoothing out wrinkles with iron boxes packed with hot charcoal. But India's 10 million ironing carts and shops take a hefty toll on the country's forests. Each uses, on average, more than 5 kilograms of charcoal each day, the government's science and technology department
  • Haemorrhoids/Piles
    Dr Denchu Phom CIHSR  What Are Haemorrhoids? Haemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus. Sometimes the walls of these blood vessels stretch so thin that the veins bulge and get irritated, especially when you poop. Swollen haemorrhoids are also called piles. Haemorrhoid is one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding. They are rarely dangerous, but you should see your doctor to make sure you don't have a more serious condition, such