Still slumbering

The Monsoons always pour down bountiful blessings every year ~ unfortunately, they are accompanied by agonizing banes. But the Monsoons cannot be faulted for all the woes that visit us at this time of the year ~ as much as…

Fragile ecology

The devastating floods triggered by monsoon rains in the Western Ghats adversely impacting the life and property of the people in Kerala and parts of Karnataka have revived the debate on whether political expediency has trumped science. The flooding has…

Wildlife corridors

Population explosion in India exerting extreme pressure on natural resources of the country has been a matter of serious concern for not only policy makers but also the planners to meet the challenges posed to ecological balance. Coupled with this,…

Uncontrolled urbanization

The fundamental idea based on which businesses produce goods and services rests on the premise that there are enough buyers in the market who are willing to buy the produce at a price higher than the cost of its production.…

Failed MDM scheme

Mid day meal scheme was started in 1995 with the prime objective of improving the nutritional status of school going children and has the provision of supplying free lunch on school (working) days for children in primary and upper primary…

Not disaster resilient

Unprecedented high rainfall in Kerala created havoc as the whole state was flooded. More than 300 people lost their lives and more than three lakh people rendered homeless and have been forced to take shelter in relief camps, and still…

Kerala crisis

Deaths of more than 300 persons and loss to property due to unprecedented floods triggered by continued heavy rains in Kerala is both unfortunate and tragic. Apart from this, more than three lakh people have been rendered homeless and have…

Incomplete projects

It is unfortunate that the Multi-Discipline Sports Centre (MDSC) in Dimapur is yet to be completed even after 12 years after the project started in 2006. The project was supposed to have been completed in three years, but it had…

Encourage entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship skills and knowledge are a prerequisite to the social and economic growth of any country, and people with higher skill standards adjust more effectively to changes influenced by overwhelming waves of globalisation. Our State is currently grappling with the…

Weakening Rupee

The downslide and weakening of the Indian Rupee at this stage when economic recovery has been witnessing some upward trend after a slowdown of many months in the country is worrisome. This is happening at a time when the centre…