• Proper breeding of pigs
    Veterinary Hospital Kohima Number of piglets born and their survival upto weaning age determine the amount of economic return from pig rearing. Proper breeding is necessary for obtaining maximum number of piglets. Knowledge of the farmers on signs and duration of heat, time of breeding and number of breeding during one heat period is very important for obtaining good and healthy litter size in pig rearing.   What is heat period? An Adult female pig if not served or bre
  • Indigenous food systems provide us continuity
    (Left) Kholar, an indigenous beans. (Centre) An elderly man dries maize in the sun after harvesting in Kiphire Town. (Right) Millet store in cane basket at a granary. (Morung Photo)   P Achumse Yingbithongrü Kiphire  The Sangtam Nagas, a tribe residing in Kiphire and Tuensang districts, are not only known for their rich culture, traditional art and craft, but also recognised for various indigenous food items. Some of the main indigenous food items of Sangt
  • The Naga Blog: To all the officials and moral policers posing with IMFL destruction act
    Jevito Shohe Sumi To all those people who pose proudly for the lens along with the caught liquor (IMFL) and publish in newspaper's thinking that you have done something great for the society. You think that you have done good, but its the other way round. You people are a shame to the society. Reasons as to why you should be ashamed:- Those people you caught are small fishes trying to make a living. The Amount of liquor you people caught is just a Little bit of liquor i
  • On educating the marginalised, fighting cancer, rediscovering past
    IANS  Read about an organisation of 4,000 leaders - 275 staff members, 3,000 alumni and 1,000 current Fellows - that's transforming the lives of 38,000 students across India who otherwise would not have access to quality education; follow the resolve of a woman diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer but who loses the battle; and finally, deal with the tough choices that force you to carry the baggage of your past. The IANS bookshelf has varied fare to offer t
  • The Naga Blog
    The famous Nagaland apples from Kiphire    Yanpvuo Yanfo Kikon   WHAT IF... Thanks to our great visionary overground & underground leaders, we get apples not from Kashmir in our market but Kashmir also gets delicious juicy Naga apples in their market from Kiphire! The Pungro/Thanamir apple festival I believe is normally held in the month of September but I believe it is a pretty low key festival due to the remoteness of the place and the absolutely be
  • Teacher Sulekha Sen
    Easterine Kire   My day started with an email from an unfamiliar name. It was nothing out of the ordinary. The writer was reviewing a book of mine and requested some answers to questions. She piqued my interest when she mentioned that she had grown up in Kohima and spent her younger days in my hometown. Very interestingly,she added that both her parents had been teachers during their stay and that her mother had been a teacher at my old school for many years. I eagerly wrote
  • Haemorrhagic Septicaemia in Cattle and Buffaloes
    Veterinary Hospital Kohima Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) is one of the major contagious and infectious diseases of cattle and buffaloes .Infection is caused by Pasteurella  multocida  and it occurs through inhalation or ingestion by  the animal. Some factors responsible for causing the disease are moist and high humid weather condition, high animal population density in a particular area with extensive free grazing system where they graze freely in common pastures a
  • Books this Weekend: Surviving as a digital entrepreneur, Kargil battles retold, of a remembered homeland
    IANS Read about the diehards in the e-commerce space who refused to give up even as the world was crashing around them; next, relive the battles of the Kargil war that gave new meaning to the concept of grit and determination; and finally, look at political issues through a turbulent mother-daughter relationship.   There's much food for thought the IANS Bookshelf has to offer this weekend. Time to sharpen your knowledge!   How I Almost Blew It   Au
  • These are the most tweeted hashtags of 2019 in India
    IANS  As the Internet celebrates the 12th birthday of the hashtag on Friday, Twitter unveiled the top hashtags that dominated conversations on the platform in the first half of 2019 in India. With Tamil action drama film #Viswasam grabbing the top spot, the trend reflected the rise of regional entertainment on Twitter. This was followed by conversations around politics and governance. Throughout the campaign period for the #LokSabhaElections2019, politicians and pol
  • Kota Neelima's paintings inspired by farmers' widows
    IANS  Author-artist Kota Neelima, who has researched rural distress and farmers' suicides, is currently exhibiting a selection of 40 paintings and photographs that speak of the condition of these farmers' widows in Maharashtra. Her exhibition "The Nature of Things: Death and Dualism in Indian Villages" is open for public viewing from August 23-29 at the India Habitat Centre here. Her research work was focussed on the Beed district of Maharashtra, which records a hig
  • Tips for a successful poultry farming
    Veterinary Hospital Kohima Poultry rearing is a very tedious job, it requires minute observation on feeding, management and any sick/ disease condition. Generally, major losses are due to mismanagement or due to infectious diseases. In the beginning one or two birds may be affected and then spread rapidly and the whole farm birds became involved. Mismanagement are mostly unhygienic condition, over crowding , contaminated  water, feeds, weather condition ie. Extreme cold/ hot/
  • Ethical toolkit, burnouts, small-town India
    IANS  Read about a new toolkit required to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals that go beyond the precepts of good business management and prevalent best practices in government and civil society organisations; then a handy guide that offers a framework to ensure that you continue to have a productive life without getting burned out; and finally, commune with your brethren in small-town India to get a feel of their reality. The IANS Bookshelf has quite a cereb
  • Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive
    IANS Nine-11 hours of sleep and no more than two hours of recreational screen time a day is what can save your children from becoming impulsive and make poorer decisions in life, find researchers. Impulsive behaviour is greatly linked to sleep and screen time, found Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the CHEO Research Institute in Ottawa. "Impulsive behaviour is associated with numerous mental health and addiction problems, including eating disord
  • H&M backs firms promising social change
    Sarah Shearman Thomson Reuters Foundation With lampshades made by Indian women and trays from East Africa, H&M said on Tuesday that it had become the latest retail giant to back businesses with a mission to do good, as pressure mounts to end throwaway consumerism. The world's second-biggest fashion retailer said it will sell homewares made by two social enterprises - businesses that aim to do good as well as make a profit - in H&M Home and Arket stores in five Eu
  • Students offered 3-month free trial of YouTube Premium
    IANS In a bid to establish a strong foothold in the online content-streaming segment against its competitors like Netflix and Spotify, Google has offered a three-month free trial of YouTube Premium to students in the US. The deal essentially works by having students sign up for the $6.99 per month plan which also includes YouTube Premium Music, that will allow users to use the services for free for three months.  "Attention: Students, for a limited time, new members
  • A history of Himalayas and Tibetans rebuilding life
    IANS  Go beyond defining mountains only by their height, though the summit of a peak is nothing more than the point where it gives way to clouds and the sky; next, ponder over a paradigm shift in ancient Indian history in the modern day search for the mythical Sarasvati river; and finally, make your way through an emphatic and enhanced collection of stories about Tibetan refugees starting anew in India. The IANS bookshelf has a mixed bag to offer this weekend. Immerse yo
  • Jaundice in newborns- Some Facts & Myths
    Miss Eloni Post Basic Dip in Neonatal Nursing, Neonatal ICU in-Charge, CIHSR Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin and the white part (the sclera) of the eyes. It results from having too much of a substance called bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is formed when the body breaks down old red blood cells. The liver usually processes and removes the bilirubin from the blood. Jaundice in newborn babies usually occurs because of a normal increase in red blood cell breakdown
  • Brucellosis in dairy cattle
    Veterinary Hospital Kohima What is Brucellosis? Brucellosis is a chronic contagious disease of sexually matured animals, mainly of cattle which cause great economic loss.    What is the cause of the disease? Brucellosis is caused by bacterial organisms which are animal specific.   Which animals are susceptible to the disease? Cattle, sheep, pig, buffalo and dog are the most susceptible.   How is the disease transmitted? Animals get
  • Importance of deworming your pet dog
    Veterinary Hospital Kohima 1)    WHY DEWORMING IN OG IS IMPORTANT? There are three common types of worms which can affect your pet dog     Toxocara canis - commonly known as Round worm     Dipylidium caninum – commonly known as Tape worm      Ancylostoma caninum - commonly known as Hook worm  This gastro intestinal worm adversely affects the growth and development. Hence it is essential to k
  • The joys of hide-and-seek
    Easterine Kire   It’s very dark today. It is because it has been raining and raining and even at midday which is right now, there is very little light from outside. I feel nostalgic. I remember what we used to do in our childhood on dark days like this. We would play hide-and-seek. The advantage of having big, old family houses is that there were always very good hiding places. My Grandfather’s house was two storeys high. In the attic, there were several wooden trunks. T