• 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
  • Diet to fight depression
    Puja Gupta  IANSlife   Depression is now a major lifestyle-related diseases of modern times. Though there are several ways to counter depression such as counselling, medication but among all the procedures to protect your mental health, eating the proper foods is most important. One should ideally look at eating fresh to get the maximum benefits when it comes to counter depression. Dt Shikha Mahajan, Holistic Nutritionist and Founder of Diet Podium points out som
  • Why second opinion is important in cancer treatment
    IANSlife  Cancer is the second most common cause of death after heart failure across the world. Despite rapid medical advancements and the treatment options available today, cancer remains a major threat to our society. The occurrence of cancer in India is estimated to be around 2.5 million, with about 1.25 million new cases being registered every year and approximately 800,000 deaths related to the illness.   Second opinion is the practice of a patient seeking a
  • Saving Vrindavan, a story of internment & how love inspires
    IANS    Books this Weekend   Read about the need to save a deeply beloved place -- Vrindavan -- that many term the spiritual capital of India, from the ravages of modernity; pore over the hitherto untold account of the internment of 3,000 Chinese-Indians after the 1962 Sino-Indian war; and finally, attempt to answer the question whether love can inspire you to rise above all changes and realise your destiny.   The IANS bookshelf offers you vari
  • Maps are the languages that carry the land
    Easterine Kire   Surrounded by close friends and acquaintances, Hans Ragnar Mathisen launched his latest map on 1st July 2019, which was also his 74rth birthday. Artist Hans Ragnar is a map-maker as well. He has been working on maps from the seventies. Born in Northern Norway, he says in his own words, ‘ I was born  July 1st 1945 as one of a pair of twins at the hospital in Narvik, Sapmi, Norway or rather the ruins of a town that had been targeted for bombs during WWI
  • Rosewater is your skin and hair's best friend this season
    IANS Harsh winds in the winter can steal all the moisture from your face and can trigger the appearance of fine lines. Rosewater is a standalone potent product that can eliminate skin problems. It can be used to make homemade face packs/scrubs and considered to be one of the best diluting agents. Here are some benefits of rose water as discussed by Dr Nirupama Parwanda, Dermatologist and founder of Zolie Skin Clinic.     Boon for all skin types- the skincare ais
  • The Flair for Savings
    Priyanka Sengar In today’s fast moving life, it is imperative to be prepared for the future exigencies. As we witness the increase in technology, there is increase in pace of living, more aspirations and soaring requirements. People often fall prey to commercial traps and are drawn in vicious cycle of spending and debts. They become victims of peer pressures, addictive habits or splurging behaviours. Thus, reducing the quality of living. Therefore, it necessary to understand the m
  • Five multi city events you must attend in 2020
    Puja Gupta  IANS From planning to eat fewer calories, skip alcohol, exercise more to picking up a hobby, learning a new skill and travelling more, 2020 might have got you motivated to start working on your long list of resolutions. But life is just not about setting big goals. It also requires learning to appreciate and enjoy every day as it comes. Attending events across multiple genres can help in doing so and also enable you to become more social without relying on send
  • Civilian control over military, madrasas at the crossroads and transforming life
    Books this Weekend   IANS  Read about how the pattern of civil-military relations in India has hampered its military effectiveness; learn about how madrasas should reorient to cope with the 21st century; and finally, soak in a guide on maximising your potential with well-defined strategies.   The IANS bookshelf has much to offer this weekend. Broaden your horizon:   The Absent Dialogue - Politicians, Bureaucrats and the Military in India&nbs
  • These 14 Indian start-ups catering to persons with disabilities
    IANS All-terrain slip-proof crutches, electric wheelchair designed for Indian terrain, gaming tool for screening autism and a $1 speaking device were the innovations from 14 start-ups who were declared winners of 'BIRAC-Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies- Supported by Mphasis', it was announced on Thursday.   In a unique Public-Private Partnership model, non-proft BIRAC, Tata Trusts-funded start-up incubator Social Alpha and IT services company Mphasis came t
  • Creating cancer hospitals, Harry Potter unites youth, and an inspirational guide
    IANS  Read the inspiring story of an oncologist who chose his country over staying abroad in search of financial security to create India's largest chain of world-class cancer hospitals; then enjoy a roller coaster ride of four very different people whose lives are brought together by Harry Potter; and finally, learn how effective communication can be a game changer in your profession or business.   The IANS Bookshelf will keep you more than occupied this weekend
  • Save your dogs from canine parvovirus
    Kivitoli Swu  College of Veterinary Science, AAU, Khanapara, Guwahati   Parvo is every new puppy and dog owner’s worst nightmare. In a matter of days, a perfectly healthy puppy can go from playful and active to fatally ill.   Parvo is a highly contagious virus causing infectious Gastrointestinal (GI) illness in puppies and young dogs, and without treatment, it is potentially deadly. The Canine Parvovirus causes Parvo in dogs. The virus spreads either
  • Say No in 2020
    Can we? No. Our culture doesn’t teach us to say no, so we find ourselves frustrated after saying yes to too many people. I am struggling right now to complete writing three papers before the stroke of midnight. And semi cursing through it all. Whose fault? Entirely mine, and my cultural upbringing. Thanks very much, Naga culture.  Don’t you just inwardly hate those people who you have told you can only spare an hour, and they say yes and they take four hours? And yet, who
  • Why do teachers make us read old stories?
    IANS    Diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but this link is firmly established only in some areas such as the ability of a high fat and low carbohydrate diet (a ketogenic diet) to help children with epilepsy, and the effect of vitamin B12 deficiency on fatigue, poor memory, and depression, says a study.   The research, published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology, cautions that the evidence of a ink between diet and me
  • ‘Words. Sounds. Images’: Book Review
    Amit Khanna's book integrates all fields of creative media     IANS    "Words. Sounds. Images: A History of Indian Media & Entertainment" by Amit Khanna is a tour de force that is encyclopaedic in the vastness of its canvas.   It is now a required volume on the bookshelves of scholars, researchers and aficionados of Indian cinema.   The essay in the book on the history of literature, music, dance and other entertainment a
  • Tackling Sun Allergy (Polymorphic Light Eruption)
    Dr Kindy Newmai MD (Dermatology, Venerology & Leprology), Junior Consultant Department of Dermatology, CIHSR     BEAT THE HEAT: Sun allergy  A sun allergy is an immune system reaction to sunlight, most often, an itchy red rash. The most common locations include the "V" of the neck, the back of the hands, the outside surface of the arms and the lower legs. In rare cases, the skin reaction may be more severe, producing hives or small blisters that may
  • Creating marketing synergy, seeking out Happiness and drawing solace in Banaras
    IANS  Learn about how to increase your company's sales without burning a hole in your pocket -- through co-branding to create synergy and leverage the strengths of the two entities; then explore a whacky manner in which to increase your happiness quotient; and finally, take in a traveller's discovery of the Hindu holy city of Banaras.   The IANS Bookshelf promises to keep you immersed this weekend. Soak it in!   Co-creating Brands - Brand Management fr