Editorial

  • Land of Unions not Unity
    The Nagaland government has given the slogan Land of Festivals to our State keeping in mind the diversity of our tribal hues and colour and the equal number of festivals. The plurality of our Naga family is som
  • Extortion, Kidnapping and Killing
    Making easy money at the expense of other people’s hard work or even taking their lives has now become a dangerous trend practiced in the Christian State of Nagaland. Extortion, kidnapping and killing whi
  • Yoga, Politics & Baba
    The weeklong news centering on Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and his ultimatum to the Government threatening to go ahead with his fast if his demands are not met, has taken the focus away from other issues facing the n
  • Green Living & Nagas
    The annual World Environment Day (WED) will be held on June 5, 2011 (Sunday) under the theme ‘Forests: Nature at Your Service’. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this year
  • MLAs Disqualification
    In an significant development related to the all important area of government formation as also the controversial office of the Speaker, the Supreme Court of India in a recent judgment has restored the membersh
  • Kicking the Tobacco Habit
    According to the free encyclopedia Wikipedia, World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumptio
  • Engaging the powers
    In reality, the present praxis of governance, peace and leadership is being imposed from above by structures that have acquired global proportions with the intention of creating forced dependence and inculcatin
  • Of Irish Luck, Charm and Resilience...
    Earlier this week the president of the United States of America discovered his Irish roots. As Obama raised a pint of Guinness and mesmerised the thousands who had gathered to hear him speak, by breaking out in
  • Improving E-governance
    In the last one decade or so, we have seen a tremendous growth of technology permeating into every aspect of our lives. Further there has been vast improvement in the area of computer and mobile technology. All
  • Manipur’s Knee-jerk Reaction
    In another knee-jerk reaction, the Manipur government has taken a decision asking the Nagaland Chief Minister and other NPF party leaders from Nagaland to defer the planned visit to Senapati, Manipur for the la
  • Tirade on Statehood
    Going by the recent spate of statements dished out on the Naga political issue, Nagaland Home Minister Imkong L Imchen is certainly on a high after the ruling NPF’s astounding victory in the Aonglenden by
  • Reconciliation and Elections
    Naga Reconciliation and politics obviously does not gel well and the two should be kept apart for all intents and purposes. Whenever politics raises its ugly head, as was the case in the recent bye-elections to
  • Fighting Crime
    The recent wave of perpetual criminal activities that have struck Naga society is a grim reminder that criminalization of the society has reached a new phase of brutality and arrogance as far as the Naga experi
  • A Revolution in India
    The news about the arrest of Kanimozhi, DMK Rajya Sabha MP and Karunanidhi’s daughter in the 2G spectrum scam must come as bad news for many of our corrupt politicians and yes bureaucrats too, although fo
  • Welcome Palestinian Reconciliation
    The reconciliation deal signed between the Palestinian factions under the mediation of the Egyptian government in Cairo on May 4, 2011 is an important achievement not just for Palestinian unity but for a return
  • Govt Overhaul
    There is no reason to doubt at all that the entire area of our government system require a major overhaul whether it is its functioning or the quality of the working force. Why reform of our government is so im
  • Inclusive Peace Process
    Unlike the discrepancy in the statement of Union Home Secretary GK Pillai, on the status and progress of the Naga political dialogue, at least the Government of India’s interlocutor RS Pandey, a former Ch
  • Nature of the State
    In the common search for a just Peace, it is judicious to begin by asking fundamental questions that define the path in which the process towards understanding interplays with issues of natural justice. Invaria
  • Democracy & Change
    Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck. However if it does bring bad luck to some, by the same measure it should be a lucky
  • Fighting our Problems
    Problems confronting Naga society and polity refuses to go away rather it is growing in different directions taking various shapes and forms. At the outset, it is important for everyone concerned to realize tha