• Good Sound Health
    It would appear that good sound health whether physical, mental or spiritual is essential for the overall health and well being of a person, the family, society, community, nation and the world. Political event
  • Too Much Discretionary Powers
    The political executive (ie. the Chief Minister, Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries etc) in Nagaland must be one of the most powerful in the whole of India and even the world. Many times, even a mere paper ch
  • How about aid for Somali
    As we partake in our daily activities ranging from government functioning, growing foods, church work, social or welfare service, business enterprises etc. many of us will be oblivious to what is happening in t
  • Solution from Within
    The demand for a separate Frontier State of Nagaland by the conglomeration of the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO) representing six tribal groups—Chang, Konyak, Sangtam, Khiamniungan, Y
  • Of Census, Demographics and Migration
    The primary tables for the recently concluded census of 2010 are out in India. This time, most of the important data, including the preliminary report are available online, which is a great boon for armchair an
  • Approach & Spirit of Darjeeling Accord
    Quietly but surely, the newly elected West Bengal Government under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamol Congress has in record time taken the welcome political initiative in helping resolve, at least
  • Media, Politics & Power
    The phone hacking scandal involving the British tabloid ‘News of the World’, which is owned by News International belonging to the Rupert Murdoch media empire, has continued to remain a focal point
  • Backdoor Appointments—Old Temptations Die Hard
    On a day the Department of School Education came out with important orders and notification with regard to the much talked about bogus appointments in the department and to correct the same, the Naga Students F
  • Terror Attacks—India’s Unhealthy State of Affairs
    India’s financial capital of Mumbai has now been targeted by terror attacks for the fourth time in eight years. There is obvious frustration for people of Mumbai in particular who have been made to suffer
  • Transcending the Past
    In this defining moment such as the present, Nagas have no other option but to transcend the past and the present and to confront with the realities of the future to create a society that is truly worth living
  • Is Africa Our Mirror?
    On midnight, July 9, 2011 South Sudan became the world’s newest independent country, thereby changing its status as a semi-autonomous part of the Republic of Sudan, a status it enjoyed since the 19070s an
  • Tasks for Naga Reconciliation
    It is an honor for the Naga people that ‘A Journey of Common Hope’ has got global recognition with the Baptist World Alliance, comprising of six regional bodies and 120-member countries, resolving t
  • Vision for Human Health & Environment
    Nagaland with the rest of the Northeastern States very often talk about the vision 2020 goal with focus on development as the center piece of this policy. Economic growth is very essential no doubt for the over
  • Population Control and Naga Identity Discourse
    On July 11, 2011, along with the rest of the world, Nagaland and its government also observed World Population Day under the theme “Small Family—Overall Development”. As is the convention and
  • Development as Transformation
    Political, Social and Economic Justice and Ecological Sustainability have become the central rallying points to restore Development, Liberation, Transformation and Self-Determination at the core of peoples&rsqu
  • A Night at the U2 Concert
    “I don’t know why the train is so crowded at this time of the day”, said a woman talking over the phone, on a Fremont-bound train in Oakland, on June 7, 2011. Indeed, it was a packed train at
  • Are Nagas Worthy of a Peace Award?
    Naga Reconciliation under the ‘Journey of Common Hope’ stewarded by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) is today looking more and more like past history. A journey which began quietly but with f
  • Food for All Policy
    According to a recent study, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has predicted that food prices will soar by as much as 30 per cent over the next 10 years. A
  • Indecent Proposal
    The Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHD) has taken upon itself the onerous task of moral policing on a dress code, which is not only impractical but plain stupid to say the least. The NWHD had issued a resolution dir
  • Telangana Inevitable
    The question of granting Statehood to Telangana has now become only a matter of time and the sense that this column gets is that this is inevitable now. It is therefore a question of not if but when. There is t