Kathua, Unnao: Shame on us

Pratap Bhanu Mehta Our conduct as a society in the rape and murder case of an 8-year-old in Kathua has been so despicable that it can be said, without exaggeration, that India’s moral compass has been completely obliterated, carpet-bombed out…

Derisory and pathetic

Monalisa Changkija Governments of the days have always attempted to control and muzzle the print and electronic media since their emergence at different points of political and economic history and technological development ~ in what are believed to be modern…

Naga cuisine: Organic is a way of life for Nagas

Kallol Dey 106-year old Kuoii Kesiezie of Kohima village has one staple food in her daily diet – the nutritious galho with gazie. There is hardly a day she goes without her favourite comfort food. The centenarian, of sound mind…

Cousins under the skin: how the obsession for a male child can be changed

Alaka M Basu On the Vietnam Airlines flight to Hanoi, I did the opposite of what I usually do at take off – loosened my seat belt fully before I could buckle it. On most other flights I have to…

Stalling Science

Bikash Sinha Former President, APJ Abdul Kalam, had once said, “Politicians spend half their time on politics and the rest of the time on development.” That perception no longer holds good: more time is spent on politics and less on…

Securing health coverage for all

Poonam Khetrapal Singh To make health services truly universal, they must be designed around the people rather than being focused on diseases or institutions The promise of universal health coverage (UHC) is bold: That all people can access quality health…

Mismatch of Education

Devendra Saksena If not the most important goal, “Education for All” is one of the major objectives of our society. Everyone assumes, without debate, that higher education is the only means through which the poor and downtrodden can aspire for…

The dream he had

Ramin Jahanbegloo We commonly say that historical figures are best known for their deeds. What manner of man was Martin Luther King, Jr.? To answer this question, it would be wise to first look at King’s biography for the deeds…

Why and wherefore of Northeast conflicts

The story of insurgencies is told through riveting testimonies of underground leaders, with rare insights into the psychology, history and economy of this conflict zone… A review Manjula Lal Although all Indian borders to the north are volatile, the older…

Primary Motifs: The impermanence of permanence

Monalisa Changkija Elections to the 13th Nagaland State Assembly are over and a new state Government has been formed earlier this month. That quite a good number of old faces now sit on the Treasury Bench is another issue that…