Birds – most talented melodious singers of the nature!

Anmol dharatiki anoka chidiya Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar WhatSaap, founded in 2009 by former Yahoo employees Brian Action & Jan Koum of South America, to turn world’s most popular messaging application by 2015 with over 1.5 billion users worldwide by February 2018. It is an educator too  being the primary means of communication in multiple countries, including Latin America, India, Pakistan and large parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom, Spain & France. I got the picture of a unique bird in WhatSaap posted by someone that forced me to go…

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Assembly session mirrored ‘Team Arunachal’ spirit

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Is a new dawn in offing? The four-day Assembly session concluded on Friday mirroring spirit of ‘Team Arunachal’, conceived by former governor (Retd) J J Singh, as highlighted by me in this column in February 2009. Though I have been attending Assembly session to present proceedings in AIR since 1988 but last session reflected meaningful discussions with valuable inputs while Chief Minister Pema Khandu has adopted his father former CM, late Dorjee Khandu’s style of brief reply to the point.  The credit for reviving…

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Unemployment problem for job seekers: Entrepreneur

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Unemployment is a global phenomenon, but India’s October 2019 rate of 8.5% was highest in over 3 years as the impacts of measures announced by Union Ministry of Labour & Employment, one of the oldest and most important ministries, failed to increase job demands. The Ministry had Rs 7,700-crore budget for 2018–19, but the trend was viewed as impact of slowdown of country’s economic growth. But a chance encounter with educated young Soumyasikha Patnaik, who during interaction, gave a clue to face the ever…

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Black kites’ mind boggling bid to prey paper kites-II

Golden age of kiting was 1860 to 1910 due to development of several different designs of man-lifting kites Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Modern aerobatic kites use two or four lines to allow fine control of the kite’s angle to the wind. Traction kites may have an additional line to de-power the kite and quick-release mechanisms to disengage flyer and kite in an emergency. Practical uses: Kites have been used for human flight, military applications, science & meteorology, photography, lifting radio antennas, generating power, aerodynamics experiments and much more….

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Black kites’ mind boggling bid to prey paper kites-I

Kite -messenger Papers kites were flown by 549 AD as a message for a rescue mission. Ancient and medieval Chinese sources describe kites being used for measuring distances, testing the wind, lifting men, signaling, & communication for military operations. The earliest known Chinese kites were flat (not bowed) and often rectangular. Later, tailless kites incorporated a stabilizing bowline. Kites were decorated with mythological motifs and legendary figures; some were fitted with strings and whistles to make musical sounds while flying. Kites arrived in Europe late and brought by Marco Polo by 13th…

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Be water but not scotch to get bottled up! | CM Khandu catapulting tangible development

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar A group of trend setters, of course sons of the soil, were discussing over the recent political upheaval of Arunachal Pradesh while sipping whisky. Political turmoil is nothing new in the state. Mukut Mithi turned apple cart of longest serving Chief Minister Gegong Apang upside down; Apang repeated the same; Dorjee Khandu (who wished to make every Arunachalee happy) threw Apang out of the power but left for heavenly abode in a helicopter tragedy; quick decision maker Jarbom Gamblin took the charge that followed…

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Birth-death vision makes human beings immortal | Minoti Riba behind family pension of Ex-MLAs: Mansai & Sona

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar All living beings get birth and die after completing their life spans, but few leave behind a trail of good deeds to become immortal and live always in the hearts of known and unknown masses. And octogenarian Minoti Riba, wife of second Arunachal Pradesh chief minister late Tomo Riba, who left for her heavenly abode December 11 was one of them. Though I have written about the multi-faceted personality, but was taken aback to learn on late Sunday night from her dear ones that…

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Will GoAP facilitate light of life to reach Puroiks?

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Puroiks or Sulungs were though freed as slaves with Gauhati High Court justice I Ansari disposing of –Bopai Poroik vs State of Arunachal Pradesh & others – case on 13.12.02 with a direction to appoint a graduate as an EAC, but still they lead miserable lives. The proofs are visible in Puroik Colony at Papu Nallah set up in 2000, true to the HC order – “This case is a sad revelation of the insensitiveness of one human being towards preserving the dignity of another human being and it was…

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Dance of demonitisation continues unabated  

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar On this day in 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes would cease to be ‘legal tender’ (promissory notes). Total 86% of all currency notes in circulation were made trash but failed stated objectives to unearth black money, clean-up counterfeit currency and end terror financing. The RBI, on 30.08.017 in its report on demonetisation report, said 99% of banned notes came back into the banking system which trashes all claims of PM Modi that the move…

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Assam small tea growers still unorganized | Children’s education my priority: Chetry

Sanjita Chetry indicating tea garden in Pilobari village Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Assam was once famous for its tea economy.  Still Assam, lying on either side of Brahmaputra River and bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar, is the world’s largest tea-growing region in the world. Tea cultivation is more profitable than other crops. Tinsukia city whose ancient name was Bengmara or Changmai Pathar but the district once an integral part of the Chutiya Kingdom during the medieval period of Assam is mind-blowing. Rural areas of Assam experienced a phenomenal growth of tea cultivation during last two…

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