"Please tell me about the career in agricultural course in detail and how can I develop myself for the future competitive examination?" - Partha from Dhaleshwar, Agartala
By Dr. Prabhas C. Dhar
Agartala, the capital of the tiny State of Tripura in North East India, offers a unique combination in many ways. The most important aspect of the phenomenon is that it is the combination of a rural and urban society. The small town has a population of less than four lakhs. But this small population is comprised of the descendants of hill-dwellers and plains people. Quite a sizeable number of the denizens of Agartala are first generation educated people. But on important occasions they forge ahead as a one person phalanx.
By Dr. Prasad Kaipa
Not long ago, I called a friend of mine who had promised to help me with a project. He was very sincere when he offered his help, so I assumed that he would return my phone call soon enough for me to get on with the next steps.
By Achintya Kumar Sinha, IFS (Retd.)
Rubber, a major plantation crop in northeast India, had a quiet entry to this verdant land with the first plantation raised in Tripura in 1963 by Naresh Bhattacharjee, the venerable Forest Chief of the territory. Bhattacharjee had become a legend of sorts and stories grew around him. The one in this context goes like this. He believed that commercial success of rubber plantation in Kerala could be replicated in Tripura.
Most pseudo-sciences are designed to deceive people. Smarter the people, smarter the deceivers! The proponents of pseudo-sciences devise elaborate mechanisms, terminology, and introduce new concepts which closely resemble those of real science. This ‘resemblance’ is played upon heavily.