Season of Hope



Spring is such a beloved season. It’s called the season of hope and that’s an apt description. It is indeed a hopeful season when everything seems possible.
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Kairos is NOW




Kairos – I came across this word today and it got me thinking.

According to Wikipedia, Kairos (καιρός) is an Ancient Greek word meaning the right, critical, or opportune moment. The ancient Greeks had two words for time: chronos (χρόνος) and kairos. The former refers to chronological or sequential time, while the latter signifies a proper or opportune time for action.
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The missing issue of Nagaland Election 2018

A young boy taking part in a rally calling for inclusive education on Nov 4, 2017. Hundreds of children with disability came out and pleaded with their government and fellow citizens to hear their voice. Sadly, it appears that the politicians have not heard them


The election campaign circus has been painting the town red with all the usual political dramas, bombastic rhetoric, tired promises we hear every election but which hardly ever see light of day and, of course, the mindless parroting of ‘solution’ ad infinitum by various candidates and leaders of political parties. In fact, one would be forgiven for thinking that general elections in Nagaland have now become about nothing but the Naga issue.

As ‘interesting’ as all that has been, there are other very important issues that some people have been waiting to hear about; issues that literally impact their day-to-day living. And so, with voting day just a couple of days away (Feb 27), let’s take a look at what the politicians and political parties have been saying on disability issues and what their positions and policies are on Disability.
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Science Day: A golden opportunity lost!

A Star Wars themed bionic arm. Credit: Open Bionics

National Science Day was observed on February 28 last. The day is celebrated each year to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, CV Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
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With love from the ‘ABNORMAL’ icon!




I was recently asked to be an ambassador for the rights of voters with disability in Nagaland. When I was approached I suggested that a young person would perhaps serve the role better. But after some discussion, I accepted the offer as I felt that it was a great opportunity to educate and create some much-needed awareness on disability. 
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Yes, I bawled too!




Did you watch President Barack Obama’s stirring valedictory speech which he delivered in his hometown Chicago? I did. By the end, he was wiping away tears………..and, well, I was bawling too.

Now I know some of you must find that a little silly, like why was she crying over an American president’s speech? Well, I’m sure even his worst critics will admit that he’s a natural and powerful orator with this unique ability to connect with his audience and excite them with energy. He connects with me anyway. Every time I hear him speak, I am reminded of all that is good and hopeful and change that is possible.
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Memories are made of these



There’s a quote that goes - “Good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories”. I couldn’t agree more that the best days give beautiful memories.

At this time every year, I always get a little nostalgic thinking of Christmas past as memories of wondrous childhood seasons of carols and cards and trees and family are rekindled. December opened the door to this magical other world of joyous anticipation, imagination and excitement and it was my favourite time of the year.
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