Bank mergers

The mega merger of the Public Sector Banks (PSBs) announced on August 30 last by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is most significant for many reasons since the nationalisation of banks done almost 50 years back. The magnitude, the scale and…

Amazon fires

Series of fire incidents in Amazon rainforests, perhaps the largest in the world of its kind, destroying vast tracts of dense vegetation is a matter of serious concern for the rest of the planet. At least 9,500 fire incidents reported…

Violence against women

At a time when women rights are being talked in every forum and new constitutional amendments are made to protect the “fair sex”, yet, women get discriminated at every place and the statistics suggest violence against women is on rise.…

Polluted air

The suffocating dust and smoke of our towns/cities, horrifying sight of naked hills denuded of greenery, points to the fast deteriorating environment around us. While there is undoubted increase in the comforts and luxuries in the privacies of well maintained…

Health market

With sweeping impact of materialism the old saying ‘health is wealth’ seems to have gone wrong today. If you don’t have enough money (read wealth) you are unable to keep your health in order. Almost in all parts of the…

Poor students

We all know that education is a concept that refers to the overall mental, moral, and aesthetic development of a human being. It is such a divine gift, in the lap of which the savage takes a human form. It…

Our engineers

It is not a great time to be an engineer, particularly a Public Works Department (PWD) engineer in Nagaland these days. There is a growing loss of public faith both in competence and social responsiveness of engineers. That faith has…

Selling dreams

As humans we possess a multi-layered identity, corresponding to our caste, class (economic or social), occupation, religion, profession, nationality, ethnicity, community, etc. This multi-layered simultaneous socio-political identity is a consequence of our collective and pluralistic life. By and large we…

Social policy

In modern times, every state has adopted certain specific social policies in order to fulfil social objectives. These policies reflect the nature and enormity of the problems which hurt general societal interests of individuals and groups. States in developed as…

A noble profession

“The strength of a nation depends upon the quality of its citizens, the quality of its citizens depends upon the quality of their education and the quality of their education depends upon the quality of their teachers.” These words of…