VOLUME: 2 ISSUE : 1

Published on : June,2016

Community Based Disaster Management Planning and Hazard Risk Assessment for Social Security: A Case Study of Talla Johar Valley of Uttarakhand, India

Atithi Pant, Dr. B.W Pandey and Dr. V.S Negi

Participatory research approaches are increasingly admired by academic researchers and development institutions, working to facilitate change in partnership with local communities. The present paper deals with the concept of community based disaster management (CBDM) and explain the impacts and community’s perception regarding different hazards. In the present paper, we demonstrate an approach to the identification and assessment of hazards in the (Talla Johar valley) of...

Development of Eco -Tourism and Panorama of Rural Tourism in Pabitora- Mayong Area, Assam, India

Bhrigu kr. Nath, Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharya

Tourism thought to be the smokeless industry has gain a new dimension, especially in recent time; so far its sustainable development is concerned. Eco tourism, considered as a sustainable tourism form added a new dimension to tourism operation. However, improper management of it may cause severe problem to the concerned environmental conditions. Therefore, an adequate and explicit management strategy is the need of hour to operate ecotourism tourism activities. On the other hand, human...

Role of Judiciary to Social Justice in Guwahati City: a Social Geographic analysis

Bibeka Nanda Gogoi

The prevalence of social justice is very high among the affluent sections of the society. It is also necessary where the violation of constitutional or legal rights of a large number of people including the poor, ignorant or socially or economically disadvantaged takes place. Further, due to legislative insecurity and lack of appropriate action taken by the administration or authorities in time, people suffer from social justice in a variety ways and at the same time the people of all...

Forest Cover and Land Use Changes: a Study of Bezera Development Block, Assam,India

Bishwajit Das, Dr.Lakhimi Gogoi

Rapid population growth and subsequent demand of agricultural land and forest products such as firewood, fodder timber and lumber has accelerated deforestation process in many developing tropical countries. Scientific interest in tropical deforestation and its impact on livelihood. Understanding changes in landscapes pattern requires in-depth knowledge of both biophysical and socio-economic patterns and processes. Human use and management of land i.e., how people use landscape as a source of...

A Declining Child Sex Ratio in Haryana: a Spatio-Temporal Analysis

Suman Chauhan, Sunil Kumar, Anju Gupta

Sex composition refers to the balance between males and females in any population. It not affects the demographic process, but also determines the socio economic relationship within a community. The balance between males and females in the total population as well as in various age groups have considerable impact on social and economic situation, both in the present as well as in the future context. Sex ratio of a population at any given point of time depends upon a sex ratio at birth, the...

Promotion of Culinary Tourism as a Destination Attraction of North-East India

Silpi Rani Baruah

Food plays a key role in attracting tourists to a certain destination because of its reflection of a region’s culture and lifestyle. Cuisines  has a great impact on traveller’s decisions when choosing their destination. A diverse range of businesses including farms, restaurants, or specialty food stores, cooking school ,tour operators, breweries, wineries, historical attractions and many other businesses across the country have capitalized on their regions culturally unique...

Ecological Crisis Due to Human Interference in Subranrekha River Basin , Jharkhand

Arpana Nalini Ashwina Kachhap

Ecological Crisis is not just a term but a problem knocking on our door. It's not a problem only for plants or wild life but a threat for the survival of all species including us. Subranarekha basin is one of the richest belt of minerals and forest and  now facing crisis due to human activities. We have developed a platform were we only think of our benefit and accommodation. This greed has gave birth to extinct of many species of plants and animals. This region is facing a conflict...

Genre of Gaze: Mainstream vs Parallel Indian Film Directors: a Theoretical Observation

Dr. Debjani Halder

In the beginning of 1970s with the introduction of feminist theory in film we started too conversant with some terms like ‘male gaze’, visual pleasure, spectatorship etc. From the end of 1960s scholars are influenced by the works Simone De Beauvoir’s ‘The Second Sex’, Betty Friedan’s ‘The Feminine Mystique’, and Kate Millett’s ‘Sexual Politics’. As long as the basis for feminist analyses of films were De Beauvoir’s...

Role of Print Media in Preserving Culture: With Special Reference to Local Publications of Birbhum District

Debjani Roy

Media has influence on audiences and media representations are the portrayals of various cultural identities. Media acts as a major role in powerful social system in creating a person’s sense of reality. Different cultural groups are identified in the media forms. Media is an important tool in cultural aspect and groups because it is interaction between individuals and collectively shapes the perceptions of other people directly or indirectly in the communication interactions. The...

The Revolt of 1857 in Assam with Special Reference to Ballads

Deepsikha Barman

The revolt of 1857 is a landmark in the history of India which brought the end of the rule of British East India Company and the beginning of the rule of British Crown in India. The Revolt was initiated by the sepoys of Meerut against the British; later on the joining of civilian in the revolt gave it a new dimension. Assam was also touched by the spark of the revolt of 1857. In Assam revolt was started by the middle class of Assam. The official records states that the revolt was not spread...

Political Prisoners of Assam with Special Reference to Civil Disobedience Movement

Dimpy Das

Prison is a place used for the detention of the prisoners. Until the late Eighteenth century, prisons were used mainly for the confinement of debtors who could not meet their obligations, of accused persons waiting to be tried, and of convicts who were waiting for their sentences either death or banishment to be put into effect. But imprisonment gradually came to be accepted not only as a device for holding these persons but also as a means of punishing convicted criminals . The prisons...

Rise of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi Assembly Election, 2015: Spatial Analysis of Party Performance

Dr. Anupama Verma

The Aam Aadmi Party, born from the anti-corruption movement that began in 2011, is generating a new kind of hope and energy in the country especially among the youth which never witnessed before. Arvind Kejriwal formed the political party in November 2012 after breaking away from Anna Hazare. Nobody expected the Aam Aadmi Party to capture the imagination of the people of Delhi so quickly and become a big regional party in Delhi. In 2013 assembly election first time newly formed Aam Aadmi...

Utilization of Immunization Services Related to Safe Childhood among the Rural Population: a Case Study of Kashi Vidyapeeth Block, Varanasi District

Dr. Shweta

Vaccination and immunization work by stimulating the immune system, is the natural disease-fighting system of the body. Immunization has been one of the most significant, cost-effective and stimulatory public health interventions. India, along with the whole world, stands committed to the welfare of children, as reflected in the theme of 'World Health Day, 2005,' viz., 'Make every mother and child count (World Health Report, 2005). It has been observed from the analysis that out...

Socio- Economic Implications of Self Help Groups and Women Empowerment in Geyzing Subdivision of West District of Sikkim

Gagan Gautam ,Roshni Chettri

Sikkim, a small state of north-east India with the population 6.07 lakhs (2011 census) is located between 27°46’ and 28°7’48”N latitude and between 88°0’5” and 88°55’25”E longitude in the Eastern Himalayas. In India Self Help Groups (SHGs) is playing an important role in the empowerment of the women. Geyzing Subdivision of West district of Sikkim has been taken upfor the study. The paper focus on the  conceptual and functional...

Sacred Heritage of Temples of Guwahati- a Historical Analysis

Jahnobi Saikia

Guwāhāti is a modern city of Assam. To know the “Sacred heritage temples of  Guwāhāti” it is very important to know the origin of this sacred place. According to Rāmayana and Mahābhārata the ancient name of Assam is Prāgjyotishpura. According to Kālikā Purāna Brahma created the stars in this place, so the city is called Prāgjyotishpura ‘a city equal to the city of Indra’. Historian K.L. Barua said that to the immediate east of the town of Guwahati...

Influence of Online Shopping on Customers Buying Behavior Based on its Advantages and Disadvantages: A Study in Barrackpore, West Bengal

Jitendra Baruah

Online shopping is growing around the world as technology improves and people are able to access the internet not only from their computers but also from Web TVs, palm pilots and mobile phones. But despite of the explosive growth of electronic commerce and the rapidly increasing number of consumers who use interactive media (such as the World Wide Web) for pre purchase information search and online shopping, very little is known about how consumers make purchase decisions in such settings and...

A Facebook-Based Survey Study on Employability Perceptions in Hong Kong

Joseph Kim-Keung Ho

: The subject of employability has been a main topic of investigation from diverse disciplines for many years. In Hong Kong, research on it per se is not active though the topic has often been raised in study related to the fields of employment and education, among others. This paper chiefly focuses on learning employability perceptions in Hong Kong. It is a follow-up paper on the writer’s recent work on usage of diagramming techniques to conduct a literature review on employability...

Attainment of Educational level in Haryana: Current Status

Mr. Karamvir

This paper has attempts to study the attainment of all kinds of education in Haryana. The main concern of the study is to highlight the level of education system. The study is based on secondary data by collected by Censusof India, Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Govt. of India, 2011.The biggest challenge that lies within the education system in Haryana is one third people illiterate and educational attainmentsharply decline primary level toward higher education...

Problems of Women in Modern India

Kashmira Khanam

Tea Plantation in Assam gives India an important position in the map of the world. Assam and West Bengal are the two leading provinces of contributing the production of tea in India. Being a labour intensive is the unique feature of the tea plantation. The labourer working in the plantation industry happens to be the backbone of tea plantation. Tea plantation of Assam marked the beginning of the extraction of natural resources by the colonial British regime. It set the new avenues of...

Media and Commercialisation of Psychic Reading

Dr. Manash Pratim Goswami

Derived from Greek word, ‘Psyche’ means ‘breath of life’ in context to soul or spirit, is the method of communicating with those who have passed from the physical world. The word ‘psychic reading’ means a specific attempt to discern information with clairvoyance. In general, it is associated with consultation of paranormal needs of the people. Of different types and methods of foretelling the future of a person, distance reading, psychometric...

A Demographic Study 0n Deori Population in the Village Kapahtali Deori Gaon, District Dhemaji, Assam, India

Milonjyoti Borgohain

This study deals with the demography of Deori community inhabiting in the Kapahtali Deori Gaon of Dhemaji District, Assam and discusses the socio-cultural aspects of the community through the demographic parameters. There are a total of 78 Deori households in the village. There are total 428 Deori populations in the village out of which 233 are male and 195 are females. The primary data for demographic parameters regarding household census, population characteristics, educational status,...

A Comprehensive Study of Human-Elephant Conflict in the Bordering Areas of the Three Reserve Forests of Lakhimpur District, Assam.

Ranjan Kr. Borah, Nabami Bhuyan

A study was carried out for assessment of human-elephant conflict in the fringe villages around three major reserve forests of Lakhimpur District of Assam, viz, Dulung, Kakoi and Ranga reserve forest from 2012 to 2015. The records whatsoever available on human elephant conflicts of forest department since 2001 onwards were also took into consideration during analysis. Conflict was intense in the months from October to January and was mostly concentrated along the forest boundary areas...

Museums as Intangible Heritage: National Museum of Natural History (Nmnh), New Delhi : a Case Study

Nazia Kamal , Prof. S. Asif .A. Naqvi

The role of museum is to acquire, preserve and promote their collections as a contribution to safeguarding the natural and cultural heritage. Preservation, study and transmission of this heritage are of great importance for all societies, for inter-cultural dialogue and sustainable development. Interaction with the constituent community and promotion of heritage is an integral part of the educational role of the museum. Museums have great potential to raise public awareness on the benefit of...

Aphasia Test Using English as Second Language (ATESL)

Dr. Nilanko Mallik

This paper presents a new aphasia test, one which is easy to administer, and is aimed at the people who have studied English as a Second Language (ESL). The prime aim of the test is to benefit Indians, but people from other non-native Anglo-phone nations would also be able to take the test.Indians learn English as a second language (linguistically speaking). As it is not possible to devise aphasia tests for every language in India (and even if that is done, it does not mean that the...

Links among Drainage Density, Frequency and Flooding in Nanoi River Basin, Assam

Dr. Niranjan Bhattacharjee

Rivers and their allied fluvial landforms are among the most universal features of earth’s surface [1] with expanded nature. Drainage basin is a unique feature to understand the geomorphic process and form. Rivers have been unpredictable unit causing geomorphological changes in land and hydrological regimes. A drainage basin being the best unit for hydro-physical studies among many [2][3]), bears a great significance in today’s hydro-environmental investigation of channel...

A Geographical Perspective on Land Use Pattern in Solapur District of Maharashtra

Dr. P. P. Ubale

Population and land resources are the basic resources as far concern to human development and support the nation building. The quality of population is directly affecting on the utilization of land resources. . Land is the most as a natural resource. It is gifted by the nature to human. Land use is the human use of land. There are considerable regional variations in the general land use of area because landforms diversities and rainfall in the study region, where agriculture is the only means...

Food Security of the Below Poverty Line (BPL) Households: a Case Study of Golaghat District,Assam, India

Mr. Palash Handique, Dr. Alok Sen

Good quality of food is the necessity pre condition of everybody’s health, which ultimately determines the productivity as well as capability of every human being. Food security is every body’s endeavour. To analyse the food security status of the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households the present study conduct a case study in the Golaghat District of Assam. Primary data has been collected from the 500 sample BPL identified households of the surveyed district. It has been found that...

Aspects of Indenture Regime in the Tea Plantation of Assam

Phulmoni Das

Tea Plantation in Assam gives India an important position in the map of the world. Assam and West Bengal are the two leading provinces of contributing the production of tea in India. Being a labour intensive is the unique feature of the tea plantation. The labourer working in the plantation industry happens to be the backbone of tea plantation. Tea plantation of Assam marked the beginning of the extraction of natural resources by the colonial British regime. It set the new avenues of...

Forest Fire Disaster: Pattern, Causes, Issues and Challenges – A Case Study in Raigad District, Maharastra,India

Dr. Prakash Dongre

Forest fire s are natural as well as manmade disasters.  They consist of wild fires which destroys trees as well as the wild life. They influence the livelihood of people living in forests, those are mainly tribals. L arge number of forest fires occurs annually in India, as maximum forest belongs to tropical deciduous types. There is a need to study forest fires scientifically, as very few attempts are made by scholars and organisations such as Forest Survey of...

Global Theory of Smooth Functions of Manifolds

Mohammad Raquibul Hossain, Md. Raknuzzaman , Md. Mijanoor Rahman, Md. Jamal Hossain

Our present goal is to extend the theory of smooth functions, developed on open subsets of  in the local theory of smooth functions to arbitrary...

Traditional Method of Making Attar in Kannauj

Saba Tabassum , Prof. S. Asif , A. Naqvi

The term cultural heritage has changed considerably in recent decades, partially owing to the instruments developed by UNESCO. Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collection of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions  inherited  from   ancestors  and  passed  on  to  descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature or the...

Socio-Economic Assessment and Marketing Constraints of the Handloom Units - a Case Study of Bishnupur Municipal Town, Bankura District (West Bengal)

Tanisha Mitra

Handlooms are synonymous with Indian traditions. They occupy a significant part of the economy and are a vital employment provider in millions of rural households. Handlooms are a distinguished non-farm sector in our country. Bishnupur municipal town in Bankura district of West Bengal is a cradle of handloom weavers, who create magic with silk threads and produce the unique Baluchari and Swarnachuri saris which portray our rich heritage. There are around 1220 looms producing handlooms worth...

Geopolitics of Bhutan and its Relevance in the Security of India

Ms.Geetanjali Sharma, Dr.Ajay K Sharma

Bhutan is located between China and India, twoheavy-weight players in the international arena. Bhutan has always been following India’s footsteps in terms of foreign policy. Not until 1984 did Bhutan begin its boundary negotiation with China. Bhutan could play a critical role for China: firstly in furthering its strategic depth against India’s north-eastern periphery; second in restraining its Tibetan dilemma from spilling over into Bhutan; and lastly, in stopping Bhutan from...

Development of Foot Operated System for Disability in Upper Extremities

Mandar Soman, Sumit Sonekar, Saurabh Upadhye, Prof. Pathan Farha Mubeen

Transportation has become an integral part of people’s everyday life. At certain times, in large countries like India, people are forced to travel more than 200 km from their work place to their place of residence. People with disabilities in lower extremities and hands have difficulties in travelling and cannot travel these long distances. They use devices such as wheel chair, crutches, and artificial limbs for mobility. These however cannot be used for long distance outdoor...

Demographic Structure and Changing Pattern of Muslim People in Lakhimpur District of Assam: A Case Study

Nasrin Sultana Ahmed

Population is the most essential factor for the development of an area. Geographic study of population is currently assuming great significance. Most of the economic, socio-cultural, political and environmental aspects of any area are directly and indirectly associated with demographic structure. Changes and variations in different components of demographic character, viz. birth rate, death rate and migration among the community may bring significant changes in the growth pattern, age-sex...

Spatial Pattern of Sex Composition in Haryana, 2011

Suman Chauhan, Virender Chhachhiya

Gender biased sex selection is a discriminatory practice against girls which is implanted in a complex net of socio-economic and cultural factors. Great attention has been placed on the issue in the recent years, due to the increasingly skewed child sex ratios. The present study aims to explain sex composition of various age groups i.e. child (0-6), juvenile (0-14), work force (15-59) and senile (60+). It tries to explain the spatial pattern of sex composition hence, it is important to...

Community Knowledge, Gaps and Climate Change Adaptation in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa (KPK), Pakistan

Shahid Zia

The paper attempts to analyse climate change at community level and its imact on their farming. The objective was to assess community knowledge regarding climate change and find gaps with what knowledge is available with institutions. It was found that communities are aware of changes in temperature, rainfall patterns and are struggling to deal with that but there were hardly any institutions, both men and women farmers believe, that they can rely on for getting climate related information....

A Study of Relief and Slope of Upper Kundalika River Basin, Raigad, Maharashtra.

S.C. Thakurdesai , S.K. Pise

An attempt has been made for morphometric study of Kundalika river basin. Absolute Relief (AR), Relative Relief (RR), Dissection Index (DI), Average Slope (AS) are the different geomorphic parameters which have been analysed in the study area for morphometric analysis and to prepare the various thematic maps. These parameters have been analysed from SOI toposheets. From the morphometric study of the study area, it is found that north-eastern part is hilly (highest elevation 1100 meters). ...

Silkworm Bio-Diversity of Assam : its Exploration and Development

Dr. B. Gogoi and B.C. Goswami

Assam, a state of North Eastern Region of India, is one of the most focal places of the world having maximum bio-diversity due to its congenial eco-climatic and geographical position. Silkworm is one of such example of unique bio-diversity of Assam. Assam has a distinguishing position in the world sericultural map because of its commercial culture of all the four domesticated silkworm races namely Muga (Antheraea assama Westwood), Eri (Philosamia ricini Boisduval), Tasar (Antheraea mylitta...

Development of Eco -Tourism and Panorama of Rural Tourism in Pabitora- Mayong Area, Assam, India

Bhrigu kr. Nath, Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharya

Tourism thought to be the smokeless industry has gain a new dimension, especially in recent time; so far its sustainable development is concerned. Eco tourism, considered as a sustainable tourism form added a new dimension to tourism operation. However, improper management of it may cause severe problem to the concerned environmental conditions. Therefore, an adequate and explicit management strategy is the need of hour to operate ecotourism tourism activities. On the other hand, human...

Food Security of the Below Poverty Line (BPL) Households: a Case Study of Golaghat District,LOSS, India

Mr. Palash Handique1, Dr. Alok Sen

Good quality of food is the necessity pre condition of everybody’s health, which ultimately determines the productivity as well as capability of every human being. Food security is every body’s endeavour. To analyse the food security status of the Below Poverty Line (BPL) households the present study conduct a case study in the Golaghat District of Assam. Primary data has been collected from the 500 sample BPL identified households of the surveyed district. It has been found that...

Labour Force Participation Rate- Recent Developments from an Indian Perspective

Parijat Dhar

India is one of the fastest growing economies and second most populous country in the world. While the country has been witnessing rapid GDP growth rates in recent years, a major challenge that lies ahead is to provide gainful employment opportunities to its ever increasing labour force. The labour force participation rate, thus, is the critical factor that can impact labour supply. On the contrary, India has been facing a unique window of opportunity called demographic dividend due to the...