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…

Rethinking innovation

Thomas Wendt and his co-workers (2007) argued that decreasing trend in life science does not seem to be the problem of society, but rather related to the way, science is taught in school. So, before we ponder why youngsters are…

Poor quality of life

The new generation of politicians today appear to be highly confused lot when they are trying to sell India’s superpower dreams to their people. They do not realize that what they are trying sell to the people is not the…

Patronizing intolerance

Despite the conflicting reports over the incident involving attack on Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club in Central Delhi, the very fact that a man in possession of a gun grappled with the JNU student leader and brandished his gun…

Horrific crimes

Horrifying stories of sexual abuse of minor girls have been tumbling out of the cupboard one after the other in recent times, first allegedly by a priest from Kerala and then accusations against Bihar officials and a minister’s husband for…