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A Better Individual for a Better Society – Zujanbeni M Lotha, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology


No one is perfect, but we can all be better. We’ve all made mistakes that don’t exactly bring out the best light in us, but it’s how we move forward that matters. And while it’s also easy to get caught up in all the distractions going on, we need to instead focus on the ways we can improve to make a positive impact in our own communities. What we say and do, and how we say and do it, affects everyone else around us. By improving ourselves, we also help to improve the lives of others.

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Citizenship Amendment Bill:An insight – Lily Chishi Swu, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Economics

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Citizenship Amendment Bill that seeks to provide citizenship to non-muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan has become a burning issue in India. There is a possibility that this Bill would likely bring unpleasant and complex demographic changes, especially in the northeastern part of the country. Though the Nagaland State Assembly has rejected the Bill, questions still remain if still the state will face its repercussions that threaten the social as well as cultural existence of the Nagas.

Citizenship Amendment Bill- An insight

The issue of illegal immigrants is of utmost concern in almost every region of the world. Immigration basically refers to individuals living permanently in a foreign country which may be legal or illegal. In India, according to citizenship Act 1955, an illegal immigrant is one, who enters India without a valid passport or forged documents or who stays beyond the visa permit. The issue of illegal immigration has always been a contentious and thorny area of concern for most of the North Eastern states in India. Continue reading →

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Education and Gender Values – Mharhoni Yanthan, Assistant Professor, Department of History


Modern times have witnessed the growth of women in all spheres, especially in the field of education at an accelerating rate. But the question remains, can education break the gender stereotype? Education can become an important tool in bringing positive change in the society. Perhaps, women need to step out of their closet to
break the walls of stereotyping and inequality.

Education and Gender Values

The position of women in our society has evolved tremendously over the years with a steady decline in their status from the ancient to the medieval times through the promotion of equal rights by reformers. Today’s world can boast of women occupying positions at the highest office even to the extent of heading a country. This change in all male dominated and controlled society was made possible because of their embracement of education and their determination to break through the traditional walls of genderization and inequality. Such zeal opened the doors to new possibilities and greater heights of achievements.

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Sex Dynamism: A Case of India’s Sexual Revolution through the eyes of Ira Trivedi – Aniruddha Babar, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science


The book titled India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st century offers a deep sociological insight into the various aspects of marriage and sexuality in India in the current times as well as centuries back. It discusses everything from live in relationships to arranged marriages, mating habits and prostitution in India backing it all up with well researched facts. This short book review has been written in the context of dynamic sexual revolution that India has been witnessing.

Sex Dynamism: A Case of India’s Sexual Revolution through the eyes of Ira Trivedi

The debate which India is having on the marriage equality is a reminder that love and sex are considered as volatile subjects irrespective of culture. It is difficult to write about them in India, a country where no issue can escape from being entrapped into religious and social customs as well as transformative economic and technological change.

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Dream big, Live high – CH Alan, BBA 2nd Semester

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A new year offers a chance for a fresh start and an opportunity for change. As we usher in 2019 with optimism and vision of a better life, here are some thoughts through the lens of a college student on dreaming big, holding tight onto those dreams and making them a reality. Why settle for small dreams when you can dream big and accomplish those goals?

Dream big, Live high

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. Every individual has the potential to dream big and the right to dream should not be denied by any means of political or human force. Dreaming big is not only about dreaming who you want to become or what you want to achieve, it is also about how you want to achieve that dream and how you can become the person you dream about. It is about having your dream figure out and embrace the challenges and achievements. Continue reading →

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Vote for a True Leader – Prasenjit Bhadra, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce

Prasenjit Bhadra

Accountability is crucial to effective political leadership, as without this there is no true respect from the people. A good political leader is someone who is honest and feels responsible for everyone, and also has the courage to admit when they have made a mistake. A good leader is a self-actualized leader, one who can achieve one’s fullest potential and thereby become an asset to the nation.

Vote for a True Leader

A country’s economy and its overall development depend on the leaders who are leading the country. If the leaders are not responsible for the promise made during the election campaign, then the outcome of the election could be a disaster.

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Let’s Appreciate Life! – Puloka Zhimomi, B.Com 2nd semester


With Christmas less than a week away, it is the perfect time to pause for a moment, and appreciate life. Perhaps, taking the time to focus on both the success and failures could take us to higher accomplishments. Through the lens of a college student, we are reminded that life truly is just too short not to appreciate. The Tetso College family sincerely wishes all a meaningful and a very Merry Christmas!

Let’s Appreciate Life!

There comes a phase in everyone’s life, especially during our childhood when we can’t wait to grow older and step into the real world. But, when we finally reach that stage and start taking the responsibilities and burdens in life we wish to go back to our childhood days when we were young and free with no worries for our future. When I was in high school I couldn’t wait for the day when I leave school and go to college. But when the day finally arrived, the feeling of leaving school became so hard. The love, affection and care towards each other and the times spent together with friends, those joys and laughter became a part of our memory; which we forgot to appreciate during that time and realised only after it was gone.

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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: An Epitome of Inspiration – Aniruddha Babar, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Political Science


Dr.B.R. Ambedkar’s life, struggle and mission is motivational and inspiring. A man who fought the battle to liberate and uplift the ostracized and discriminated people of Indian society, here is a study of Dr. Ambedkar’s life initially as a student and later as a social reformer, offering hope and inspiration who are yet to discover their ‘ inner calling’ and ‘path’.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: An Epitome of Inspiration

Each of us functions as a cog in the societal wheel, tediously moving through the different facets of life under the illusion that we are free because we have achieved Independence. But, do we truly educate ourselves enough to break the shackles that bind us? It takes immense faith, belief and courage to go against the “normal” flow and create something anew by challenging the old. One such unbelievably brave individual in the recent history of the world is Dr B. R. Ambedkar, who not only challenged the thousands of years old belief system, practices and evil culture of discrimination sanctified by religious dictums but liberated their victims from the shackles that reduced them to the status lower than the lowest of animals. He was able to do that. It was ‘EDUCATION’ that became a lethal weapon in his hands that enabled him to change the destiny of billions of people rotting in the darkest prison of cruel caste system in India.

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Corruption Animus – Shitio Shitiri, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Shitio Shitiri

The hot waves of crime and corruption have been sweeping Nagaland since its creation. Corruption cannot come down unless all stakeholders support and participate in eradicating it. There is a need to promote increased transparency, fairness, equity, competitiveness and leveraging of technology in all areas of functioning of governance.


Corruption Animus

There is much talk about corruption at various domains by the public be it social media or public platform. Corruption is an endemic which degrades the moral order of a society.  The silent crime ‘Corruption’ is sustained by weak systems and lack of accountability. It breeds inequality and injustice and seriously undermines the government’s ability to provide effective and basic services to the people. The uncovered evidence of malfeasance and abuse of public power for personal gain has grown because those at the helm of affairs have discovered that the arm of law is never enough to extirpate them.

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Battling Social Phobia – Supongsangla Walling, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Suponsangla Walling

Social phobia anxiety is the fear of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, self-consciousness, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression. Dealing with social phobia is challenging; it takes patience, courage to face fears and try new things, and the willingness to practice. It takes a commitment to go forward rather than back away when feeling shy.

Battling Social Phobia

From a sociological point of view, the common man is an individual who lives in society, interacts with people, forms social groups and whose mode of life is so adapted that society derives a certain benefit from his lifestyle. As a member of the society, all of us know that man is a social animal. Being sociable is our natural instinct. All our human qualities such as to think, to inquire, to learn the language, to play and work only developed in human society. All this happens through interaction with others. One cannot be a normal being in isolation. Our nature compels us to live with our fellow beings. We can’t afford to live alone.

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