• Questionable action
    A Step Backward for Gender Equality Moa Jamir The Nagaland Legislative Assembly's decision to repeal the Nagaland Municipal Act (NMA), 2001, consequently resulting in the cancellation of scheduled ele
  • B20 and Nagaland
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The Business 20 (B20) is a group that represents the private sector within the Group of 20 (G20) Forum. The B20 was primarily established to give a platform for the business community to en
  • ‘The Irreconcilable Thread of the Century’ 
    Y Nuklu Phom For generations humanity has been seized with conflicts. Be it between international, national, states, between tribes and villages, conflicts busted for ownership claim over Forest, Land and Ri
  • The Idiot and the Tribal, where are the Citizens…?
    The recently concluded state assembly election held on February 27, 2023, to elect all 60 members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly has been a learning lesson. Many commentators and analysts have written ade
  • What is a raccoon dog?
    Imlisanen Jamir The recent announcement from international researchers regarding the discovery of a genetic link that may help understand the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic has shed some light on the poten
  • Question of technicalities?
    Moa Jamir The recent notification for election to the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections on May 16 with 33 percent women's reservation in Nagaland has sparked fresh opposition by some male-centric Hohos,
  • 14th NLA Begins: Some Reflections
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The First Session of the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly has begun and is scheduled to go on till the 28th of March. The 60 elected members have taken oath, of which 31 are returning mem
  • Time will unravel who we’ve elected 
    Atono Tsükrü Kense Since the first general election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly in 1964, the electioneering process in the State has gradually undergone radical changes. The changes includ
  • Cannot live in a cocoon
    Imkong Walling Based on the idea of a unique ethnicity and culture, Nagaland stands out, as far as the framework of India is concerned. Excluding a festering political issue, a general portrayal of the peopl
  • Levelling the playing field
    Imlisanen Jamir The recent elections in Nagaland saw two women being elected to the legislative assembly, making it a historic moment for the state. However, even as the state celebrates this achievement, th
  • Nagaland’s electoral malpractices
    Concerned authorities must walk the talk  Moa Jamir The recent elections to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) have exposed several malpractices that continue to undermine the fundamental d
  • ‘God is Dead’ 
    Dr Asangba Tzudir ‘God is dead’ is probably Nietzsche’s most hilarious yet thought provoking statement. However, Nietzsche was not signing the death certificate of the Christian God. What h
  • We always get the govt we deserve
    Vishü Rita Krocha The elections are now behind us. Choices have been made and the mandate has also been given. The 2023 Nagaland State General Elections will also go down the history and be remembered a
  • The paradox of Naga politics: Who will save Nagaland?
    Wapanginla Ao “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” - John Adams Long before the dr
  • Our search bars are evolving
    Imlisanen Jamir The evolution of the internet and search engines, specifically Google, has had a profound impact on our lives. Since the advent of Google, it has been the gatekeeper to the world's digita
  • Cautious Optimism: On ‘historic’ new Government of Nagaland
    Moa Jamir On March 7, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) made history as Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio was sworn in for the record fifth time. This momentous occasion was further accentuated, if not surpas
  • Like the eagle’s rebirth
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The expectation of something different in the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, and the hope for opposition in the Assembly was rather met with unexpected turn of events at least to the g
  • People's welfare first
    Veroli Zhimo The recent development in Nagaland, where almost all political parties have extended unconditional support to the NDPP-BJP alliance, has raised concerns about the erosion of democratic values. T
  • Situation not 'alright'
    Imkong Walling Four months back, in November 2022, this column saw a piece titled ‘Toothless,’ which dwelled on elections juxtaposed with the obvious non-existent enforcement of electoral norms i
  • Long wait ends
    Moa Jamir The results of the 2023 general election to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), held on February 27, can truly be termed as historic, despite several misgivings regarding the electioneeri