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  • Mexican school teaches students to shun sex trafficking tradition
    Students play a game of human trafficking-themed snakes and ladders at a high school in San Luis Teolocholco, Tlaxcala in Mexico, February 13, 2020. (Thomson Reuters Foundation Photo)     Christine Murray Thomson Reuters Foundation   At a spacious, tree-lined high school at the foot of the Matlalcueyetl volcano in central Mexico, students gathered outside to play a game of snakes and ladders with a twist.   One boy stepped on a panel th
  • Tsüngchi Samanir Ka
    Easterine Kire   A review – Part Two Growing up in Impur where his father Imchaba was a teacher, seven-year-old Lanu Toy witnessed first-hand a tiger hunt by men of Mopungchuket village. They were armed with spears and shields. The women were not to be left out of the chase as they did their part in intimidating the tigers by shouting loudly. Young girls climbed trees and cheered the men on. Five tigers were killed on that day alone.  That was the era he grew up
  • Constitutional manipulations, kidney scams & presidential poll
    IANS  Read about the brutalisation of the Indian Constitution only months after it was enacted; navigate your way through the innumerable kidney transplant scams that have rocked India over the decades; and finally, learn about the apprehensions of voters as the US heads for a presidential election. The IANS bookshelf this weekend offers you much to ponder over. Grab the chance!   Sixteen Stormy Days  Author: Tripurdaman Singh; Publisher: Penguin; Pages:
  • Constitutional manipulations, kidney scams & presidential poll
    IANS  Read about the brutalisation of the Indian Constitution only months after it was enacted; navigate your way through the innumerable kidney transplant scams that have rocked India over the decades; and finally, learn about the apprehensions of voters as the US heads for a presidential election. The IANS bookshelf this weekend offers you much to ponder over. Grab the chance!   Sixteen Stormy Days  Author: Tripurdaman Singh; Publisher: Penguin; Pages:
  • Women's Day: Must have essentials for every woman's diet
    IANSlife  While the rules of healthy eating are universally the same -- eat healthy, move more, avoid stress and sleep better -- there are some specific foods that can give women a definite advantage in terms of health.   With the International Women's day upon us, Kavita Devgan, Nutrition Expert, Tata Nutrikorner lists five oft-ignored ingredients that are part of the Indian kitchen, and must find their way into every woman's diet.   Turmeric Spi
  • Planning a Europe trip? Plan better with these tips
    IANSlife  If you are one of the lucky ones heading away on an amazing adventure to Europe, you arent the only one. An increasing number of Indians are travelling to beautiful Europe, thanks to the new guidelines of Schengen visa.   A Schengen visa is undeniably one of the most imperative entry keys to Europe. Obtaining a Schengen visa by any of the 26 Schengen area member countries consents a visa holder to enter, travel within, and egress the Schengen territory
  • Caffeine may boost problem-solving ability, not creativity
    IANS  Caffeine increases the ability to focus and solve problem, but it doesn't stimulate creativity, according to a new study.   While the cognitive benefits of caffeine -- increased alertness, improved vigilance, enhanced focus and improved motor performance -- are well established, the stimulant's affect on creativity is less known.   "In Western cultures, caffeine is stereotypically associated with creative occupations and lifestyles, from writer
  • Tsüngchi Samanir Ka
    Easterine Kire   A review – part one Uncle Lanu Toy’s biography came in the post yesterday. This beautifully bound book weighing a little more than a kilogram has a warm photograph of a smiling Uncle Toy on the cover. A big welcome-to-my-world smile.   To have men with the life experience of Uncle Lanu Toy still among us, and to be able have their lives documented is a blessing to all of us in more ways than one.   The biographer and transl
  • When India-Pak were at peace, a hairdresser & Kerala’s flavours
    IANS  Books this Weekend Strange as it may seem to today's generation, India and Pakistan were at peace in the first five years after the partition of the sub-continent in 1947 in spite of the horrendous killings that had taken place after the separation. A refreshing new book details these years and the subsequent downward spiral.   Next, read about a hairdressser who dared to be different and built up an empire of 900 salons and 65 hair academies across 24 s
  • Unique Asian destinations for solo female travellers
    IANSlife  In recent years, the number of women embarking on solo adventures has skyrocketed -- a fact corroborated by the data of many travel companies -- and in many cases, to less-frequented destinations. Indeed, navigating new cities and learning to handle hustlers without a companion or 'safety in numbers' can be incredibly empowering for women. Right off the bat, travelling alone is the ultimate confidence boost and the freedom to plan ones own travel itinerary without h
  • Mysterious suicide of birds in Assam village portrayed in poems
    Sujit Chakraborty  IANS    Jatinga, a small tribal village and Assam's only hill station, is known for the mysterious suicide of birds during certain weeks of the year. While scientists and ornithologists have been trying to explore and understand the mystery as to why birds behave in a particular manner during those weeks in Jatinga, Guwahati-based poet and award-winning author Tapati Baruah Kashyap has chosen to tell the stories of the birds, the beautiful
  • ‘It's harder here’
    Kenyan climate activist Makenna Muigui poses for a picture at her home in Nairobi, Kenya, February 13, 2020. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Nita Bhalla   African climate strikers lack support, says Kenyan teen     Nita Bhalla Thomson Reuters Foundation   Dressed in skinny black jeans and a T-shirt bearing the slogan "your problems, not mine", Makenna Muigai looked like a typical teen as she sat on her bed staring at her laptop.  
  • A place of her own
    Easterine Kire   A cousin of mine moved out of town about a year ago. She now lives in a semi-rural settlement some twenty kilometres from Kohima. She keeps three dogs, and an outlaw cat. A very broody hen greets you at the entrance to her kitchen. She grows her own vegetables and says that she would never go back to live in the city again. ‘The only items I buy are milk, tea, salt and sugar,’ says she. On the few days that she has had to make trips into Kohima, she came
  • London Fashion Week urged to sashay away from polluting sequins
    Models present creations during the Feng Cheng Wang catwalk show at London Fashion Week Mens in London, Britain, January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls   Sonia Elks Thomson Reuters Foundation   Sequins add glamour to any outfit but eco-campaigners urged London Fashion Week, starting on Friday, to ditch the sparkling plastic discs as they pollute oceans for centuries.   Some 250 designers will showcase their latest collections to trade buyers i
  • 80% of women travellers are choosing to travel solo
    IANS  Eighty per cent of women travellers are choosing to travel solo every year, while bookings by groups are also growing steadily by 50 per cent year-on-year, highlighted Zostel- a community-led, experience-driven.   Solo travellers - across all genders - made 37 per cent of the total bookings it received in 2019, while 42 per cent of travelers preferred to travel in groups. It also cited millennials and couples (21 per cent) as the top travelers in the past y
  • Bone trouble?
    IANSlife  Solid physical ability and performance primarily results from strong bone health. Weaker bones may delay desired physical outcomes, physical milestones, and put a person at risk of sustaining serious injuries.   It is often perceived that Osteoporosis is an issue of the 'seniors', and that it is not something one must worry about in the early ages. Although it is true that most hip, spine and forearm fractures are likely to be seen in the elderly (peopl
  • Of a historic battle, new kid on the currency block & good product pitches
    IANS  Read about the Battle of Plassey on June 23, 1757 between the forces of the Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Daulah, and East India Company troops led by Robert Clive, an ambitious soldier of fortune, that saw Britain on the way to becoming the dominant power in the region; educate yourself about a futuristic option called cryptocurrency; and finally, navigate the moat-full of dragons and turbulence that you must cross to make it to 'Startup Paradise'.   There's m
  • Cruise careers: Opportunity to work with multinational crew
    Rakesh Nair of CSSI gives a lowdown on cruise ship career and a ‘first of its kind, campus interview’ in Dimapur   Carnival Support Services India (CSSI) Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s largest Cruise Corporation, Carnival Corporation with the Emporium Skill Training Institute (ESTI) has recently signed an MOU where CSSI will be recruiting candidates from the Institute.   Carnival Corporation, it was informed, has 8 ‘iconic’ Cruis
  • Single use plastic ban- a success or farce!
    Peter Rutsa: Do members of the Blog feel that 'single use plastic ban' in Nagaland which came into force mid-year of 2019 is taking noticeable strides, unlike the NLTP Act which in all honesty has been a total joke since it was made into a law!   Could members provide suggestions on how to go about making the plastic ban successful.   Are the concerned authorities carrying out their assignment honestly and enthusiastically?   While I follow the go
  • What is it like to visit someone in an Intensive Care Unit
    Merentola P Longkumer M.Sc Tutor  Nursing ICU in-Charge, CIHSR   Knowing that someone you know is in the ICU is naturally very worrying. You are likely to feel confused and upset, and anxious to help in any way you can. Visiting them can be even more difficult.   You won’t be allowed to enter ICU straight away The ICU is reserved for serious patients at the hospital where patients are monitored constantly and receive life support. The ICU is a