• MGNREGA Misuse
    If reports as appearing in a section of the local media are to be believed, several crores of funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) have been siphoned off “under
  • Rediscovering Confidence
    Are Nagas as a people facing an acute crisis of confidence? It is a question that requires an honest and sincere reflection. The growing suspicion and disrespect for each other, the profound hurt Nagas have met
  • Boundaries of the Mind
    Boundaries left behind by Colonial forces have perhaps had the greatest impact on future generations. The imaginary lines which were arbitrarily drawn without the consent of the people have only re-enforced the
  • Man Vs Nature & Tech
    March 18, 2011 Friday's earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan, in which an estimated 10,000 people have died is more than just a natural disaster for Japan and its people. Because of the dangers posed d
  • Rs 5000000 cr a Year
    March 11, 2011 will be a historic day for the political class i.e. our people’s representatives following the Union Government’s decision to increase the Member of Parliament Local Area Development
  • On Job Reservation among Nagas
    Reservation in the Naga context is now an accepted policy given the imbalance in tribal development. There is consensus on the need to continue with the reservation policy although contentions may arise in the
  • Naga Memos to President
    President Pratibha Patil’s two day visit to Nagaland was a tame affair compared to the visit of the ‘People’s President APJ Abdul Kalam Azad a few years ago. Therefore other than fulfilling he
  • Eight Years in Power
    According to information received in the media, the so called Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government will be organizing a thanksgiving service on March 12 (Saturday) at the State Banquet hall Kohima c
  • New Politics
    The present state of affairs is a clear indication of the crying need for a new politics in our land. The old politics of based on fear, exclusion and ‘the other’ is shredding away the possibilities
  • NE’s Rs 8,000 cr
    The allocation for the development of the northeast region has been doubled to Rs 8,000 crore, as per Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s announcement while presenting the Union Budget for fiscal 2011-12.
  • Naga Women’s Worth
    March 8, 2011 was commemorated across the globe as the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day. In Nagaland, several programmes were held to mark the occasion. What was noticeable this year was tha
  • Overcoming Myths
    Human history has shown that it is always the oppressor and the ‘powers that be’ that writes and determines the history of the people they oppress? This trend has tremendously affected the history a
  • Naga People’s Mandate is for Reconciliation
    The overall situation with regard to the ongoing reconciliation process is very fluid and therefore worrisome with the potential danger of things going from bad to worse. It is a decisive stage for the Naga pol
  • Colonial Legacy
    On August 15 1942, the then British India government introduced the Armed Forces (Special Power) Ordinance, 1942, which was signed by Linlithgow, Viceroy and Governor General, and GH Spencer, Secretary to the G
  • Beyond the Status Quo
    Culture has to be at the very heart of the peoples struggle for freedom and social change. If the peoples struggle is unable to adequately address and recognize cultural forces or if it bypasses the culture of
  • Consensus Needed for By-Election
    In a welcome development, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has hinted that a consensus could be arrived at for the coming by-election to the 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency under Mokokchung district which had fal
  • Save Naga Reconciliation
    There is concern over the fate of the Naga reconciliation process currently on under the initiative of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR). By what is being put out in the media both by the signatories of t
  • Pure & Simple
    Proponents of liberal democracy have since the end of the Cold War aggressively purported the dichotomy of Independence into two aspects: Economic Independence and Political Independence. In falsely suggesting
  • Gaddafi Must Go
    After days of bloody crackdown on innocent protestors, the international community has finally spoken out in a clear language of condemnation of the Libyan regime headed by Moammar Gaddafi. Although some would
  • Check Defection
    In a significant court verdict, a full Bench of the Karnataka High Court recently upheld the disqualification of five independents from the State Assembly. It held that the legislators, “by their action&r