VOLUME: 1 ISSUE : 1

Published on : June, 2015

Population Growth and Forest Degradation in Guwahati City: A GIS Based Approach

Dhrubajyoti Rajbangshi, Rinku Manta

Being the prime city in the north eastern part of India, the pressure of population growth in the Guwahati city is very high compared to other cities of developing nations. In last few decades, due to ever increasing anthropogenic activities, the city is facing many geo-ecological problems. Naturally the physiographic conditions have cumulative effect on the growth and distribution of population and...

Tradition of Interdisciplinary Research: From Al-Kimiya to Rasayana and Assamese Folk-Chemistry

Dr. Dinesh Baishya.

Al-kimiya’ is the origin of the word alchemy which preceded modern chemistry. Kimiya’ without the Article “al” is the origin of the word chemistry. The word khemeia occurred for the first time in a decree issued by the Roman Emperor Diocletian (c. 245–c. 312), to burn all Egyptian books of khemeia that deal with alchemy and the manufacture of gold and...

Qualification of Mathematics Teacher: Students’ Point of View

Dr. Banani Bora Hazarika

Interest plays a dominant role in making a student learn a particular subject. A student who is interested in learning of mathematics generally has high level of achievement in the subject. There may be various factors affecting the interest of students in the...

Bomani Beel of Dimoria -A Geographical Study With Reference to Water and Soil Quality Analysis

Dr. Dharma Ram Deka

The shallow water spread areas of surface of the earth is known as wetland. The lower parts of Digaru and Kalong river basins of Assam have found a large number of lake like natural water bodies and swamps. These natural water bodies are locally known as...

Changing Landuse Pattern in Sipajhar Development Block in Darrang District of Assam: A GIS Based Approach

Sikha Rani Nath, Dr. Ranjan Saikia.

Changes in landuse pattern are a general term for the modification of earth’s terrestrial surface. Landuse pattern of an area is the result of very dynamic processes operating in the most dynamic physical and manmade environment. The present paper is an attempt to analyze the changes that have taken place in landuse pattern in Sipajhar development block of Darrang district from 1999-1911 with the help of GIS and Remote...

Waste Disposal Management and Resource Generation: A case Study of Kanpur Metropolis

Dr. Manjulata Singh

Waste disposal is a very serious problem and a challenge for the survival of human beings particularly in urban areas. Kanpur is largest populous city in UP but in case of social and environmental development is concerned it is far away from Agra, Lucknow and...

Occupational Health Hazard of Waste Pickers in the Vicinity of Dumping Ground: a Case Study of West Boragaon Dumpsite, Guwahati, India

Dr.Lakhimi Gogoi

The main objectives of the study are to understand the health implications related to waste handled unscientifically by the scavengers. The methodology adopted for the study is based on primary data covering all households engaged in and around the dump site in West Boragaon, Guwahati. Findings reveal significant correlation between various ailments and exposure of scavenger to an unhealthy/ polluted environment of their surroundings and the activities they pursue for their...

Examining Literature Review Practices and Concerns Based on Managerial Intellectual Learning Thinking

Joseph Kim-Keung Ho

Despite the availability of substantial literature on the subject of literature review in the field of Business Research Methods, difficulty to learn literature review has often been expressed by university students in business management. This paper examines the students’ literature review learning concern in terms of short-term difficulty to conduct literature review for students’ final year dissertation project requirement and long-term interest to master literature review skills in the...

Healthy Process of Political Socialization: an Urgent Need in the Contemporary Society of Assam

Gitika Sharma

Political socialization is a process through which political culture of a society is transmitted from generation to generation. A healthy process of political socialization is very important for maintaining stability in the political system of a...

Disaster Management and Sustainable Development of Southern Part of Kamrup District

Indira Das

Disaster management is an integral part of planning of the physical regime of an area. Assam is vulnerable to natural disasters like flood, earthquake, landslides, cyclone etc. These disasters has not been yet given due prominence towards its mitigation . Understanding of these events may guide us to yield suitable results in times of...

The Ghanashyam Dol in Sivasagar, Assam and the Temples of Bishnupur in Bankura, West Bengal: Establishing a Cultural Linkage

Dipamjyoti Buragohain

The Ahoms were a small branch of the Tai race that expanded all over Southeast Asia. During early medieval period they established a powerful kingdom around the Brahmaputra Valley and ruled the region for about six hundred years successfully till 1826 CE. They not only politically united the region but also took initiative for its socio-cultural...

Women Entrepreneurship:Problems and Prospects in Rural Assam

Subash Limbu, Nabasmita Bordoloi

Entrepreneurship plays a very important role in the development of any nation. The entrepreneurship leads to the creation of capital as well led to the generation of many social benefits. However, entrepreneurship is not so popular and common in the developing nation like of India and more specifically the agrarian state of...

Causes of Change of River and Landform Characteristics in the Mutanga-Nona River Basin, Assam

Anjan Talukdar

River channels, big or small, along with their network in a basin are neither at all static nor permanent even as they are persistent. Likewise the landforms developed due to fluvial processes of rivers and their network are also not static. Such changes of river landform and planform as well are different in different areas and time. The Mutanga-Nona basin located in the Brahmaputra valley below the steeply rising Bhutan Himalaya have rendered appreciable changes of the basins channel network...

Environmental and Social Impacts of River Basistha in Guwahati City, Assam: a Geographical Analysis

Miss Chinmoyee Borpujari, Dr. Lakhimi Gogoi

River is the single most important element to a human being. For any civilisation to flourish, they need water for their crops, for their domestic animals and, of course, for themselves. Guwahati the capital city of Assam and gateway of north east India possess a unique natural drainage network. The river Bahini, Bharalu, Mora-Bharalu, Silsako Beel and Bondajan channels are natural drainage channels on the northern & eastern portion of the city and the Basistha is only one river located in...

Mc Kinsey 7S Framework in Corporate Planning and Policy

Bishwajit Baishya

The McKinsey 7S Framework is a management model developed by well-known business consultants Robert H. Waterman, Jr. and Tom Peters in the 1980s. This was a strategic vision for groups, to include businesses, business units, and teams. The 7S are structure, strategy, systems, skills, style, staff and...

Theravada Buddhism among the Khamtis of North-East India

Prafulla Borah

The north-east India is in miniature in terms of diverse colorful groups of population belonging to different race and linguistic group with their distinctive culture and tradition. It gave shelter to stream of human weaves carrying with distinct culture and trends of civilization. Austro-Asiatic, Dravidians, Alpine, Indo-Mongoloids, Tibeto-Burmese and Aryans have penetrated north-east India in different points...

The Evolution of Assamese Songs: A Cursory Inquest

Dr. Sikhamoni Konwar, Dr. Anup Kumar Deka.

The development of Assamese song can be traced back to Charyapada in terms of the fact that they were the first written specimens of Assamese song and literature. Charyapadas were written between 8th and 12th century under the influence of Buddhism. The first illustration of Assamese language can be found in the Charya geet of Buddhist Sahajani...

Economic Empowerment, Micro-Credit and Self-Help-Groups of Rural Women in Assam: A case study

Dr. Dipalee Neog

Rural women have been underestimated and discriminated against in all walks of life, despite their substantial contribution to the household economy and in turn, the national economy. With a view to improve the socio-economic conditions of the rural poor the government of India has introduced a pilot project in...

In An Antique Land - the Antique and the Present a Study

Sumitra D’ Chettry.

In An Antique Land by Amitav Ghosh is a story about Egypt, the antique land referred and narrated by a man who himself belonged to another antique land, India. The similarity deals even in the conquests made by the intruders who set up colonies in the parts which they made their own. It has three major aspects—first, as a student of Anthropology the novelist‘s search for the life of Ben Yiju ,a Jewish merchant from Tunisia and his Indian slave Bomma....