Editorial

  • Political Order
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the recent Chief Ministers conference on Internal Security made no bones about the fact that greater emphasis should be laid on intelligence gathering at the grass root leve
  • Indigenous people at risk
    The endeavors of indigenous people for survival and realization of basic needs and fundamental rights has been complicated by compelling circumstances and exceptional challenges created by the homogenizing and
  • Out of Court
    Nagaland Industries Minister Khekiho Zhimomi, who also holds the Border Affairs portfolio, hit the target right on when he commented that any decision taken by a court of law in relation to the Assam-Nagaland b
  • Of Democracy and Coups
    The timing of the military coup in Thailand could not have been better planned. With the attention of the world focused on leaders of governments converging together for the opening day of the United Nations Ge
  • Bossism or Bushism ?
    The address of United States President George W Bush at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday will go down as one of his more important speeches to the world audience coming as it does in the ba
  • Making sense of Non Governmental Organizations
    It seems that any and every organization which does not fall under the direct structure of the state-system is fairly or unfairly labeled as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Indeed the term ‘NGO’ is w
  • Peace Tango
    Both India and Pakistan have agreed to resume formal peace talks and have pledged to work together to fight terrorism, ending a two-month interruption triggered by tension over the train bombings in Mumbai in J
  • Push Play NAM
    The 14th Non-Aligned Movement Summit (NAM) formally opened in Havana, Cuba on Friday with exactly 116 member states present and at least 50 heads of state including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in attendance.
  • Numbness
    Recent 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 become indifferent to
  • Promises contradict performance
    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
  • Dignified Exit
    Going by the way the Congress is dealing with the question of Telangana there is the risk that the regional aspiration of several ethnic, linguistic and minority groups in the country could well end up on the w
  • Democracy from Below?
    In an era of globalism and concentration of power through corporates and rigid States, it is only but natural to witness the popular growth of peoples movement, or in other words, the unfolding of Democracy fro
  • In Development we trust?
    At long last we are realizing we have all this while been living in an interdependent world, and the need to live in a world without walls, which we have worked so hard to create. However, we are also faced wit
  • Debug Bureaucracy
    According to the latest Morung Express weekly poll, almost 68 % respondents think that bureaucrats in Nagaland are inefficient although a majority of them also added the rider that bureaucrats in the State were
  • Between Hopes and Possibilities
    At the heart of indigenous people’s existence is its collective critical consciousness; provided as an alternative to the dominant culture and one that refuses to accept the interpretations of reality as defi
  • Burden 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
  • Tokheho Project Scan
    The bold decision of the Minister of Housing & Works Tokheho to step up intensive verification of all ongoing projects taken up in the State under NEC, NLCPR, PMGSY, PM’s Package etc. should be welcomed.
  • 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
  • Women’s Commission: Quality Control Check
    The passing of the State Women’s Commission (SWC) Bill by the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) during the recent Monsoon Session will go down as a landmark decision of the political leadership in the State
  • Affiliation for Just Peace
    Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s visit to New Delhi to take up the case of NBSE affiliation for private schools in the four hill district of Manipur will be eagerly awaited back home in Nagaland and across the Na