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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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“My thoughts on fighting corruption” – Iziedile (Class 11-Commerce) – Winner & Maneni A (Class 11-Commerce) – Runners up

Here’s what the winners of the oratory competition held on 2nd November, organized for class 11 students in collaboration with Airports Authority of India in observation of Vigilance Awareness week 2018 had to say.


Iziedile (Class 11-Commerce) – Winner

“My thoughts on fighting corruption”

In recent times, corruption has become a norm in our society. Corruption has blinded our society so much that we now fail to recognize it even when we stand face to face with it. We no longer differentiate between right and wrong. Continue reading →

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Sports in Nagaland: In Need of Heroes To Save the Day – Seyiesilie Vupru, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Political Science


What about sports in Nagaland? Youths, we often say, are the future pillars of any society. And they love to play sports. As a field that can build character, sportsmanship and strength, sports can be beneficial to a society. We need to promote and encourage sports in our State to have more rising stars, to bring not only laurels and put us on the map, but to be well balanced and strong on all fronts

Sports in Nagaland: In Need of Heroes To Save the Day

There is good news for sports lovers in Nagaland with the recent developments: First was the entry of Nagaland in the Plate division of Ranji trophy in Cricket in which Nagaland outplayed Mizoram in the first ever match held in Dimapur; Secondly, the Advisor of Youth and Sports Resources Er.Zale Neikha announced at the NSF Martyr’s Trophy Final 2018, that the artificial turf for football will be completed in Indira Gandhi stadium in Kohima by December 2018; Thirdly, Nagaland fared pretty well in the recently concluded 1st North-East Olympics held in Manipur; Continue reading →

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Price Rise in India – Toshimenla Ao, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Toshimenla Ao

Of the many problems that India is facing, the problem of price rise is one of the most intricate problems. Prices of all commodities are being raised every day, and the common men have been hit the hardest because of this successive raise in prices. Though there are several reasons for this steep rise in price, as responsible citizens we can do our part to check the rising prices through our daily habits and judicious use of resources.

Price Rise in India

Price rise is a world- wide phenomenon. Economists describe it as inflation. Over the past few years, prices have been continuously rising in India and the damage caused by rising price has affected the country’s economy. Besides the urban poor and the landless labourers, the people most affected by this are the fixed income group. Amongst the fixed income group are the middle class who are the backbone of the country.

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Technology and Education: An Overview – Imnarenla Imsong, Asst. Professor, Department of Environmental Science

Imnarenla Imsong

Technology is already sweeping through classrooms as educators and developers create more and more products to enhance learning. Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and, online educational learning tools aren’t just changing the field for students, they’re shaking up the role of educators, creating philosophical shifts in approaches to teaching, and remodelling the classroom. Adaptive learning software is quickly replacing the role of textbooks in the classrooms, requiring a shift from traditional teaching methodology in which teachers must play a key role in facilitating learning.

Technology and Education: An Overview

Education in today’s world is all about giving students all the required skills to succeed in this new world. So in order to provide all the required skills, it is extremely important to have a classroom environment that motivates the students, an environment that ignites in them the interest for a particular subject and most importantly with zeal to EXCEL. Now, what can a teacher do in order to better the classroom environment? There is various teaching methodology which a teacher can apply.

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Tackling Unemployment in Nagaland – Temsukumla Ao, Asst. Professor, Dept. Of Sociology

Temsukumla Ao

Nagaland has an unemployment problem, increasing in magnitude owing to various problems prevalent in our system. Employment opportunities are limited in Nagaland in relation to the supply of labour. Another concern is if we have nurtured proficient job seekers in terms of both technical skills and soft skills, capable of entering the professional workforce. In the context of the problem of “educated unemployment”, a term that has been culturally created; the Gandhian approach of self-sufficiency and skill based education has been suggested.

Tackling Unemployment in Nagaland

“True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth.” Mahatma Gandhi

Naga society was richly ingrained by social values like honesty, obedience, discipline, perseverance and dignity of labour, traditionally. However, these values have seldom been put into practice and exhibited today. Naga society, today is engrossed with countless problems such as alcoholism, nepotism, bribery, corruption, hatred and most of all unemployment because of the loss of dignity of labour. Today, in the context of Nagaland, the definition of employment would mean government job. Continue reading →