Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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Castes and Tribes: Ambedkar’s Thoughts on Social Division

Dr. Salikyu Ambedkar's role in the upliftment of the Dalit community has had a profound impact on the colour of the Indian Democracy. His thoughts and philosophy far surpass that of most contemporary Indian thinkers, including Gandhi. And his instrumental role in the framing of the Indian Constitution secured stability for a country characterized by inherent social divisions based on caste, creed, culture, and religion. There is indeed no limit to what can be said of his contribution to India and Indian society in general through his thoughts and with...
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What was common between Duke Phillip and Princess Diana?

Nirendra Dev Obviously, to start with both were 'outsiders' to the royal family.It is said in one of his letters to Diana, Prince Philip had said that he wanted to do his "utmost to help you (Diana) and Charles to the best of my ability. But I am quite ready to concede that I have no talent as a marriage counselor!"Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on June 10, 1921 at the Greek island, Corfu. He was the fifth child and only son to Prince Andrew of Greece...
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“What’s happening in Myanmar”: A special webinar session on Myanmar Crisis

Dr. SalikyuSchool of International RelationsNorth East Christian University, Dimapur Since February 1st 2021, our neighbouring country, Myanmar, has been undergoing some perilous political event, an event that brought 10 years of democratic journey to an abrupt end. The military declared a state of emergency for one year citing electoral fraud in November 2020 elections in which the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party won a narrow landslide victory. In a bizarre and strange turn of events, part of the coup was even caught on video as a fitness instructor...
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Confidential message of Holi festival

Amar Krishna Paul India is a land of festivals. Interestingly, every festival has a message to promote welfare of the common people. Our annual Holi festival has also a special message. This festival of colours unfolds the end of misrule by demonic kings like Hiranyakashipu, according to our rich Vedic literature.There are stories that date back the origin of Holi and recounts tales in the Vedic literature. The essence of colour compels us to shun our logical minds in the hope of a dreamy world full of rainbows. Holi was...
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Nagaland, World Bank, and $68 Million

Dr. Salikyu On 22nd February 2021, the Government of India (GoI), the Government of Nagaland (GoN), and the World Bank signed a $68 million project to improve and enhance government schools. The project is titled: Nagaland Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources (NECTAR). The actual project, according to the World Bank, is worth $85 million (Rs.629 crores) shared between the World Bank contributing $68 million (Rs.503 crores) and the Government of India contributing another $17 million (Rs.125 crores). This project will be implemented by the GoN's Department of School Education (DSE)...
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Girls and women of this era should be following their dreams

Tanishka Jain Data from the Global Dreams Index Survey shows that half of the world's women population have given up on their dreams, such that they are unsatisfied with their lives. This report contains information based on interviewing a proud daughter of Nagaland who is very successful and also an aspect of inspiration for many young girls who wants to become somebody of value in their lives. Annalia Zhimomi It is a story of a young woman who made her dream set into the reality of the world. She is...
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A Passing Coup D’oeil At The Naga Political Movement

S C JamirFormer Chief Minister & Governor Before the advent of Christianity and British rule, living as our forefathers had been, mostly confined to their own respective and exclusive village lives, often preoccupied with inter-village internecine headhunting, the first formal articulation of a common Naga political aspiration was the Memorandum submitted to the Simon Commission on January 10, 1929. It was, however, the formation of the Naga National Council (NNC) in 1946, with T Aliba Imti as President and T Sakhrie as Secretary that gave to the Naga political movement...
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And those who never took bath baptized

Remembering the Baptist Church foundation day in Nagaland Dr. Songsongsangba Tzudir In October of 1871 the Good News Gospel was first brought to Molungkimong (Deka Haimong) of the erstwhile Naga Hills through the Assamese preacher Godhula. The coming of Christianity to Nagaland is a story of wonder and the unfolding of God's plan for Nagas though they were never in the initial plan of the American Baptist Missionary Union. Stationed at Assam, the plan was to enter western China. It was during this time that Supongmeren of Molungkimong who had...
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Urban invisibility of Gendered livelihoods

Dr. Samhita Barooah COVID-19 pandemic has opened up many truths around us. One such truth about our city is the growth of vendors and hawkers who visit our homes, by-lanes or localities even during COVID times. Only voices sometimes one could hear during home quarantine and lockdown periods were that of vegetable, fish, chicken vendors. Earlier we used to hear 'Dorupay wala' vendors from Bihar and UP with all kinds of utility products in dirt cheap prices and mekhela sador vendors during the flood season mostly from flood affected districts...
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Fiscal Space Question: On Amended Rates of Tax on Fuel

Tumbenthung Humtsoe Cars reportedly thronged petrol pumps on the eve of the effective date of the State Government's hike in fuel tax. The causal antecedent fiscal resource mobilisation by the Government reflects problems of structural nature; far from being a mere tweak on tax rates. The deteriorating fiscal health of the State has been admitted by the Government on several occasions. It comes to pass as perplexing that there's no discourse on the same (outcries on social media is limited to tax hikes, never on fiscal position of the State...
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