• Populism or Fair-play
    It does not come as a surprise to see the reaction coming from the political parties in India who are now busy criticizing the Supreme Court stay order on the implementation of the 27 per cent reservation for â
  • Change and Media
    In human terms, one critical obstacle that stands in the way of societal change is fear. Although fear is a natural phenomenon, it has been used as an instrument by which people are ruled. For instance, the fea
  • The Violence of Silence
    One of the most violent forms of violence is silence. In the face of compelling unjust circumstances, silence becomes violence itself. While it is true that silence can be a powerful medium of protest, one need
  • Team Debacle
    At the start of the cricket world cup, it was mentioned in this column that there will be immense pressure on the teams and players and that this may not be a good thing for their preparation leading up to the
  • What’s the time?
    For centuries, world politics has been organized around kingdoms, empires and states, but with the development of alternative political movements the understanding and perception of governance is being transfor
  • Public Dissent A Necessity
    Non-violent public dissent is an important democratic characteristic that vibrantly reflects the nature of a democratic system that is continuously evolving and transforming to meet the needs of people. Contrar
  • Who Rules UP
    The coming Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh to be held through April, May will be a crucial test for all national parties. In terms of sheer political calculation, UP has emerged as the sine-quo-non of who r
  • Consensus-building the Peace Tune
    When Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams sat side by side for the first time in history to announce to the world that they had agreed to forge a power-sharing coalition, Peter Hain, British Secretary of State remarked
  • Food Park?
    With the last day of the budget session slated to be held today, the present State government needs to clarify to the public on the Food Park, which had been approved to be set up at Dimapur by the Ministry of
  • Expand Communitisation
    Against the backdrop of the suggestion made in The Morung Express editorial ‘State Irresponsibility’ (March 13 issue) calling for handing over of the mismanaged Intangki National Park to the community, the
  • Fiscal Enslavement
    A casual glance of the budget figures for the year 2007-08 shows that except for minor changes in the numerical figures here and there, there is not much to write about the general budget presentation in Nagala
  • Equal Access
    With an Annual Plan outlay of Rs. 900 crores, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has once gain managed to juggle the rupees and the paise and presented what he has termed as a ‘pro poor’ budget. Set to be the last
  • Weak Governments
    The news reportage carried in The Morung Express revealing the gross imbalance over ownership of resources and decision-making in the proposed draft MoU by NEEPCO is an issue of grave concern. It brings to the
  • Supervised Independence
    Emphasizing that “Kosovo is a unique case that demands a unique solution” the UN special envoy for Kosovo has recommended independence as “the only viable option” for Kosovo, which involves an initial p
  • Delimitation Paranoia
    The Delimitation process currently underway for readjusting assembly constituencies in Nagaland is turning out to be a political hot potato with virtually everyone getting into the bandwagon of protest—some f
  • Water
    Human beings are eternally dependent on water for survival. It’s a natural law of life and over time water has become the core natural source that will decisively define the destiny and quality of human life.
  • 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
  • Gross Neglect
    The deteriorating power situation in Nagaland should be a cause of concern for the political leadership in the State. The blame for the dwindling electricity supply scenario cannot be solely put on the so calle
  • Tab AIDS Fund
    As per a news report carried in this newspaper recently, it has become obvious that the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) is not happy with the (mis)utilization of funds meant for HIV/AIDS campaign in N
  • Sports Friendly
    Every budding sportsperson—and there are many talented boys and girls in the State—should feel encouraged seeing the efforts been given by the present government for the promotion of sports in Nagaland. Con