TOWARDS A BETTER WORLD: A TAGORIAN MODEL OF ENVIRONMENT
Amidst the plethora of problems which confront us in the twenty first century, the most dreaded is the environmental crisis.
The ruthless destruction of nature and apathy towards environment had threatened our very existence. It is indeed amazing that ancient
Indian seers and law-givers even in that hoary past could realize the significance of conservation of environment despite the fact
that they were not ecologists in the modern sense of the term. Following their footsteps, Rabindranath Tagore, one of the most
astounding personalities of the nineteenth century and the first Asian Nobel laureate nurtured nature and environment in his
creative writings. With his profound admiration and love for nature embedded deep down in his psyche, Tagore introduced an eco-friendly
education system initially in his school and finally in Visva-Bharati, acclaimed as a centre of international culture and exchange.
He also forged a bonding between nature and community when he initiated village reconstruction work at Sriniketan. This article will
delve deep to show Tagore’s fascination for nature and awareness of environmental balance. His message towards conservation of nature
may act as a torch bearer towards ailing humanity.
Environment, Nature, Conservation, Rabindranath Tagore, Visva-Bharati.
INDIA-NEPAL COOPERATION IN WATER RESOURCE: THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
Transboundary rivers are of immense significance for both cooperation and conflict between and among riparian states. Indo-Nepal relation is
not an exception in this regard. India is a lower riparian to Nepal and a large number of small and large rivers flow from Nepal to India
constituting a large part of the Ganges river basins. These rivers are significant for irrigation as well as for fulfilling growing energy
needs of both the countries. There are many bilateral treaties and agreements for the optimal uses of such shared water resources but
politicisation of these treaties has delayed and minimised the prospects of cooperation. Against this background the study concentrates on
The prospects and potentials of shared rivers between India and Nepal in hydro power generation; What are the grey areas in Indo-Nepal
cooperation over water resources? The merits and demerits of bi-lateral water treaties to escalate cooperation and minimise conflict
between Nepal and India in managing trans-boundary rivers; The politico-diplomatic equations of water cooperation.
Water relation, Transboundary river, India, Nepal, Water Treaty, Mahakali Treaty
TRADE AND INVESTMENT CATCHES THE HARMONIC PATTERN: T & I IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION
As per recent report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the increasingly close trade and investment links in the Asia-Pacific
region will help strengthen the region's ability to withstand environmental and economic policy uncertainties and enhance its economic
resilience. Asian Economic Integration Report released in 2017, research and analysis of ADB’s report especially emphasized on the recent
trends in regional integration and has proposed a new regional integration index. The report also set up with a special chapter on how Asia
can strengthen financial resilience in the financial interconnected era. The report points out that strong intraregional trade and investment
play a buffering role, protecting the region from global trade and economic growth uncertainties. In 2016, Asia's intra-regional trade share
measured by value increased from 55.9% (average) in 2010-2015 to 57.3%, a record high. Since 2017, the world economy has ushered in the most
simultaneous recovery after the international financial crisis. The cyclical factors and endogenous growth momentum have increased, and global
trade growth is expected to surpass the global economic growth rate again. However, it is still too early to judge that global trade growth
has entered a new boom cycle. The deep structural factors affecting the global trading system have not changed, the inconsistencies and
uncertainties of macroeconomic policies will be strengthened, and the beginning of the new year in 2018. The overall escalation of US trade
protectionism has increased the possibility of a “global trade war”. Global prediction was that the sustainability and growth of global trade
recovery will be suppressed in 2018 and in the next few years, and global trade development will also usher in continuous competitive challenges
or step into a “structural conflict period”. This articulation provides valued suggestion and performance in all regions and in all major sectors,
and this year's edition reflects new work in international trade statistics. By creating experimental datasets on bilateral trade in services
with OECD and on trade in services by mode of supply towards end 2018, we will be able to generate estimates in many areas where hard data are
not yet available, thereby helping to overcome the lack of data that can hamper analysis, monitoring and formulation of trade policy.
The Asian Regional Economic Integration Process, India-China from the structural integration, ASEAN: Hub of cooperation and partnership, Analysis
MIDDLE CLASS WOMEN – A POST FACTO STUDY ON ONLINE RETAIL SHOPPING
PARTHA SARATHI SARKAR
Middle class women may be taken as examples for lavishness. It is a legacy of the British time. The middle class of West Bengal and especially
those living in Kolkata are profoundly choosy. They are remnants of now extinct Babu Culture and their mind-set may be considered as very
similar to those times. This is evident in websites which are selling items of kitchen or any other household articles. A huge discount provision
is there and in special times those discounts are made very lucrative and cannot be neglected by people. It is making the people to think that
they are getting the most usable items at a cheaper rate. And the items which are mostly purchased over those websites are household items. This
study is unique to get an idea about behavioural perspectives.
Middle class women, Babu Culture, Household, Huge discount, Cheaper rate, Behavioural
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF KORA-MUDI TRIBE: TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION
The religious beliefs are concerning the blessings of God as the creator of this earth and humankind. There are many myths among the tribes
about their religious beliefs and practices. The Kora religious beliefs subsist on supernaturalism is expressed through worship of ancestral
spirits. However, Kora-Mudi is one of the little known Scheduled Tribe in West Bengal. They are widely spread in the districts of Burdwan,
Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia of West Bengal. Various studies stated that tribal religious beliefs are a combination of traditional spiritual
practice and Hinduism. Some researches pointed out that the religious faith of Kora tribe is under the threshold of Hinduism, though at the same
time they practice their traditional worship. However, the author tries to explore the religious beliefs and practices of Kora-Mudi tribe in
Purulia district, whether they practice the same thing or not. The author of the present paper collected data from Naudhia village under Purulia
district of West Bengal, India. The study indicates that Kora tribe of Naudhia village practices both their traditional worship and Hindu God and
Goddess. The study stated that the religious beliefs and practices of Kora tribe are a combination of regular worship of the tribes and the Hindu
worship. Moreover, the study also provides that spiritual tradition of the Kora tribe is the vis-a-vis of religious beliefs concerning the
blessings of God.
Religious Beliefs, Myths, Supernaturalism, Natural Worship, Ancestral Worship, Hinduism, Religious Practice.
THE ASIAN PEOPLES IN MULTIPLE CULTURE FOLDS REFERRING TO THEIR SPEECH TRAITS
SUNITI KUMAR PATHAK
Asia, the largest continent, extends over nearly one-third of the land surface of the earth. (Area: 43-999,000 sq km. population: (mid-1994)
3,344,000,000 (59.2 per cent worlds total). It contains some of the world’s greatest mountains e.g. the Himalayas, including vast deserts as
well as rivers like the Tigris, the Euphrates, the Hwang Ho, Mekong and the Indus. The population of Asia is denser than that of other continents
with multiple ethnic variations; thereby respective speech traits are varied as dealt here. It demands a specific study with reference to
respective ethnicity having large number of populations with ethnic variations. There are many races in Asia, which includes India, China,
Japan, large parts of the Soviet Union, Turkey, Persia, Afghanistan and Siam.
Asia holds on one hand deserts, like in Arabia, Thar and extreme climate on the north; on the other hand the monsoonal south. Asia contains
mineral resources like gold, coal, oil, iron, manganese etc., in its principal countries. With reference to the present day World affairs after
two World Wars its International Scenario becomes important with reference to United Nations and other International Organizations. Thus multiple
branches of languages of Asia and varieties of its speeches became significant.
Geo-morphic environments, Universal Culture Traits of MAN (UCTM) , Regional speech traits in Asian Countries