Editorial

  • 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
  • Prisoners of Uncertainty?
    Growing restlessness and lingering lethargy enveloping the Naga skyline is causing an uneasy sense of acute cynicism and unfocused anger, just churning restlessly for its release. The internal and external cond
  • Amusing Wangyuh
    Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Nagaland Wangyuh Konyak may well go down as one of the more amusing MPs to have represented Nagaland ever. Known for his down to earth nature and affable character, Wangyuh h
  • Us and Them
    Power has the tendency to generate some form of resentment. This resentment is further multiplied when those with power have lost the ability and wisdom to see its power from the perspective of those with relat
  • For An Alternative Development?
    In recent times, consciences are being stirred, ethics are being taught, intense discussions are being generated and management is being learned. While the continuing violence to human condition and its environ
  • Cream-less Cake
    The controversial quota Bill to provide 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in Central educational institutions, which is to be made operational from the academic year 2007, was introduced by HRD Minister Arjun Si
  • Transformative Praxis
    The historical dividing issues between Indigenous people and the State system are a reality that is being relived by the descendants of indigenous nations. The lack of will to address the indigenous issues has
  • Struggle and Pursuit
    The formation of modern state has led to two contradicting phenomenon: the struggle for rights, and the pursuit for power. While it is fundamental to recognize the relation between rights and power as interdepe
  • Betrayal Once more
    Ending an uneasy stay in the UPA coalition government, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Ministers K Chandrasekara Rao and A. Narendra yesterday resigned, unhappy at not being able to redeem the promise of a sepa
  • Trial by Profit
    Even as the Monsoon Session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) got underway, both the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Leader of the Opposition I. Imkong continue to remain under a cloud of uncer
  • Tragic Stockpiling
    In a truly democratic and just society, decisions are not just simply made with the active participation; they are made in response to the people’s collective need and for the betterment of the society at lar
  • Young Achievers
    The conferring of the prestigious Governor’s Award to six talented Naga personalities in the field of art, music and literature on the occasion of August 15 Independence Day will be of huge boost to the human
  • Two to Tango
    In a PMO-driven move, the Union Home Ministry has at last announced a conditional and limited ceasefire with ULFA and this has been reciprocated in good faith by the armed group, although it has to be said that
  • An interesting find
    A recent research has found that over-confident people are more likely to wage war but fare worse in the course of an ensuing battle. It suggests that ‘positive illusions’ may contribute to costly wars. Pet