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  • A Treasured Legacy – Review of Naga Tales: Dawn
    A Treasured Legacy – Review of Naga Tales: Dawn
    Author: Dr. Achingliu Kamei Publisher: Pamei & Gaare Publishing Year of Publication: 2017 (First publication), 2019 (Paperback edition)   Reviewer: Veio Pou, Asst. Professor, SBSC, University of Delhi For an oral culture, storytelling is an…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - MARCH 27
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on March 27   1802 - The Treaty of Amiens is signed, ending the French Revolutionary War. 1814 - U.S. troops under Gen. Andrew Jackson inflict a crushing defeat on the Creek Indians at…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - MARCH 21
    1556 - Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is burned at the stake at Oxford after retracting the last of seven recantations that same day.   1851 - Emperor Tu Duc orders that Christian priests are to put to death.   1858 - British…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY _ MARCH 20
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on March 20     1739 - In India, Nadir Shah of Persia occupies Delhi and takes possession of the Peacock throne. 1760 - The Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings. 1792 - In Paris,…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY - MARCH 17
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on March 17     1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte and his army reach Mediterranean seaport of St. Jean d'Acra, only to find British warships ready to break his siege of the town. 1868 - The first…
  • Malawi communities scare away loggers with beehives
    Charles Pensulo Thomson Reuters Foundation   Bonster Kabaghe was fresh out of secondary school when he witnessed how a denuded piece of land turned green after beehives were introduced on cotton farms near where he was living with his uncle in…
  • TODAY IN HISTORY
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on March 09     1839 - The French Academy of Science announces the Daguerreotype photo process. 1911 - The funding for five new battleships is added to the British military defense budget.…
  • Ethiopia's enslaved child maids seek solace at night school
    Emeline Wuilbercq Thomson Reuters Foundation   Each day, 12-year-old Tesfa waits for the clock to strike 3:30 p.m. and provide her respite from the cooking, cleaning and beatings she endures working as a maid in Ethiopia's capital.   Once…
  • How we uncovered child labour in Cambodia’s brick kilns
    The Thomson Reuters Foundation investigated child labour at Cambodia's brick kilns after the government said all furnaces were free of underage workers    Matt Blomberg  Thomson Reuters Foundation   The row of brick kilns was hidden from…
  • When fleeing a homeland stirs one's creative juices
    Vishnu Makhijani  IANS   Vu Tran's father fought for the South Vietnamese Air Force with the Americans so he had to flee the country when the South fell to the Communist North in April 1975, five months before Tran was born. He ended up in the…
  • Bangladesh's first female Middle East ambassador hopes to help abused women workers
    Naimul Karim Thomson Reuters Foundation   Bangladesh's first woman ambassador in the Middle East is hoping her appointment will help female migrant workers in the region, with a mission to build a shelter at the embassy in Jordan for women…
  • Climate change opens up 'frontier' farmland, but at what cost to the planet?
    Thin Lei Win Thomson Reuters Foundation   Kenya's livestock herders planting chilli peppers, Pakistan's mountain farmers rearing fish and tropical fruits in Sicily - farmers around the world are already shifting what they grow and breed to cope…
  • Today in History
    Following are some of the major events to have occurred on February 14   1349 - 2,000 Jews are burned at the stake in Strasbourg, Germany.   1848 - James Polk becomes the first U.S. President to be photographed in office by Matthew Brady.  …
  • Locust swarms in East Africa: here's what you need to know
    Locust swarms in East Africa: here's what you need to know
    A Samburu man and a Kenya Police reserve member attempt to fend-off a swarm of desert locusts within a grazing land in Lemasulani village, Samburu County, Kenya on January 17, 2020. (REUTERS File Photo)     Nita Bhalla Thomson Reuters Foundation…
  • Satellite data brings farming advice to remote areas of Zimbabwe
    Marko Phiri Thomson Reuters Foundation   Deep in rural western Zimbabwe, where tarred roads are nonexistent, Japhet Ngwenya used to spend every season worrying that the people who advise him on how to protect his crops from dry spells and pest…
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