• Holding political parties accountable
    It is now quite common to experience the practice of promises contradicting performance, especially in relation to governments and political parties involved in electoral politics. Ironically it is through the
  • Get UP, Stand Up!
    The continuous task to collectively envisage imaginatively a better relational society is by no means a recent attempt; it has been the ideal yearning of all who contemplate in thought and in action to lead a p
  • Think outside the box
    There is a consensus that many of the human challenges could be addressed constructively if only we would have the resolve and the commitment to think outside the box and to seek the third path, which is neithe
  • Conversion Bogey
    The recent targeted attack against the Christian community in rural Orissa on the eve of Christmas allegedly by radical Hindutva groups once again demonstrates the susceptible communal divide that lies beneath
  • Liberating the human mind
    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
  • Maintaining impartiality
    If the first casualty in armed conflict is the truth, the next are civilians who are often rendered speechless and faceless by the scourge of violence. Caught between conflicting parties they are often the ones
  • Hopeful Imagination for the year 2008
    This year, 2007 may well be viewed as one in which the world is being compelled to awake and be aware to the alarming fact that humankind had deluded itself into thinking it could always borrow its way out of t
  • Brainkruptcy
    For some time now, I thought that the acute Brainkruptcy of ideas was stifling only the Naga existence of its human worth, but now I realize even more that the problem of Brainkruptcy has spread beyond the Naga
  • Farewell Benazir
    Human experience throughout the course of its history, across the world has shown that while assassination may be the most extreme form of containment, it does however not necessarily mean that it is the most e
  • Urban Rush
    That the urban growth rate of Nagaland is quite alarming can be gauged from the number of vehicles squeezed on roads build almost a quarter of a century ago. This was seen especially at Dimapur during the recen
  • Zunami
    Over the last few years, several friends from the African continent confidently shared that the next president of the Rainbow Nation, that is South Africa, would be a person who belonged to the Zulu tribe, and
  • Modi’s knock out
    The impressive victory of the BJP getting an absolute majority in the Gujarat Assembly elections will no doubt worry the Congress led UPA Government at the Centre. No one would have thought that Chief Minister
  • Old Boundaries, New Pragmatism
    I have come to appreciate the notion that every generation enters into a contract with notions of justice, dignity, peace, and existence. Perhaps it is through this idea of generational contract that we come to
  • Politics and Development
    The 11th five-year plan (2007-12), which aims at sustaining a nine per cent economic growth was approved by the National Development Council (NDC) on Wednesday amidst political controversy on allegations made b
  • Pre-Christmas Glitz
    Probably no other season in the year holds so many contrasts than what has come to be popularly celebrated as Pre-Christmas. Rather, the term Pre-Christmas is somewhat of a misnomer and highlights on nothing mo
  • A Public Process towards Healing
    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
  • Democracy – A Paradox?
    There seems to be an ironic paradox in the way democracy is practiced in ‘Nagaland state.’ While there has been steps made to make distinctions between the prospects of democracy as a vision, and the mechan
  • Too Busy for Change
    The glaring existential conditions have unmasked the glaring numbness which is eating away the spirit of Naga society. It seems like the Nagas have come to a time where they have just stopped living, have becom
  • Addressing the Burdens of History
    There is a Russian proverb which says: “Dwell on the past and you’ll lose an eye; forget the past and you’ll lose both eyes.” This insight possibly best illustrates the dilemma that confronts the choice
  • Political Downsizing
    Politics in Nagaland is as much alive and real as it is of the grapevine. For two consecutive days, political circles, and particularly the corridors of power in the State Capital Kohima, have been reverberatin