The political crisis in Burma is a profound learning lesson on how the demography of international politics has changed as a result of globalism. Since the end of the cold war we have seen the emergence of incr
The decision of the United States to tighten economic sanctions against the military junta government in Burma needs to be welcomed. The strong words used by President George W. Bush terming the human rights ab
Prashant Tamang, a constable in the West Bengal Police, was on Sunday night declared the winner of talent hunt show Indian Idol after he pipped his rival Amit Paul. The fact that both Tamang and Paul were from
Suppression of the human body has often been characterized first by the colonization of the mind and spirit. The colonization of the mind is intended to cloud and internalize the human spirit with fear and sens
One would generally assume that silence symbolizes a feeling of powerless and it has often been portrayed negatively; yet the history of the world have experienced a few poignant moments in which Power was trul
Last week’s political development—the resignation of four NPF MLAs Z. Obed, K. Therie, Vatsu Meru and Yeangphong first from the Nagaland Legislative Assembly and later from the party was on expected lines.
Today, the United Nations commemorates yet another International Day of Peace, a declaration first passed by its General Assembly through resolution 36/67 in 1981. In pursuance of the declaration, the UNGA in 2
The State of Nagaland has a comparatively small legislature with strength of sixty members. In size as well as in its function, the State Assembly is therefore only a very small miniature of the bicameral India
The inevitable had to happen and the worst fear about the plight of our school education system has once again become exposed after the latest disclosure by the Chairman of the Town Education Committee (TEC) of
The series of mob violence in the world’s largest democracy, as reported, is a matter of concern and begs for an appropriate intervention of a State system that appears to be awfully short of public confidenc
The UNAIDS December 2006 report says the number of people living with HIV in 2006 was 39.5 million, of which 2.3 million are children under the age of 15 years. The report further estimates 4.3 million people n
Not too long ago, there was a time when charisma was the door to mainstream politics. It opened possibilities and opportunities for many leaders not just in our own local context, but around the world as well.
With another anniversary of the terrible 9/11 tragedy coming our way, it is time to once again reflect on the larger political issue that cries for the world’s attention. And after a long layoff from the Midd
It is not for nothing that Burma has long been the center of international attention and concern in the Asian Pacific region. Its transition from a growing democracy to a military state, and from being the rice
Teacher Who? This is the question that requires an answer especially on an occasion such as Teachers Day and more so in the backdrop of evidence clearly pointing to teachers absconding from classrooms particula
A compromise formula on the Indo-US nuclear deal standoff between the UPA and the Left was always on the cards given the latter’s far fetched threat to pull down the Manmohan Singh government. So for now at l
Human beings are eternally dependent on water for survival. It’s a natural law of life and over time water has become the core natural source that will decisively define the destiny and quality of human life.
The visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Kohima on February 27 as part of the campaign ahead of the March 5 election was obviously well orchestrated by the Congress party managers sending out some crucial
As a people known for their honesty and hard work, rooted in a culture of individual integrity and society’s solidarity, Nagas today find themselves in the grip of alien systems, which we are unable to come t
The Naga Nation needs healing. Victims and survivors need healing; perpetrators are in their own way victims of a violent system; and they need healing as well. The need to heal and reconcile emphasizes presenc