Editorial

  • Jungle Law
    The murder of seven persons in Kiphire district on February 8 by unidentified assailants is a shameless act of cowardice and one that has shocked the sense of peace loving people. The cruel manner, in which the
  • Courage of Conviction
    Despite mounting threats from different quarters including from an armed underground faction, the Naga students from the four hill districts of Manipur have shown great courage of conviction to come and sit for
  • Between Hopes and Possibilities
    At the heart of a peoples 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 defined by domin
  • Poll Promises
    As is the case in the run up to every election that comes up at a given point of time, poll promises have become the major subject of political parties and the electorate. The recent slew of election promises a
  • Human Security precedes Territorial Security
    The passionate and innate relationship between human beings and the land in which they exercise their sovereign rights had and continues to define the dialectical parameters of what constitutes a peoples’ und
  • New Mantle
    The appointment of K. Sankaranarayanan—a former Finance Minister of Kerala and a confidant of Defence Minister A.K. Antony—as Governor of Nagaland to replace former Intelligence Bureau Chief Shyamal Datta i
  • United Nations revisited
    Expectations from the United Nations depend on one’s perception and understanding of what the organization represents and what it can accomplish. It is agreed that in an increasingly contradicting yet interco
  • Politics of Peace
    In the backdrop of criticism of US invasion in Iraq, an international conference on peace held in New Delhi recently to commemorate the centenary launch of ‘Satyagraha’ by Mahatma Gandhi has rejected “uni
  • A Committed Leader
    The passing away of Dr Hokishe Sema, former Chief Minister of Nagaland and the first Naga Governor to be appointed by Delhi marks the end of an era in the annals of Nagaland’s political history. The imprint l
  • DeColonizing the Mind
    Suppression of the human body has often been characterized first by the colonization of the mind and spirit. The colonization of the mind is intended to cloud and internalize the human spirit with fear and sens
  • Wages of Sin
    A joint memorandum submitted by various NGOs and public interest groups of Tuensang district and addressed to the Minister Health & Family Welfare, has come out with the startling disclosure that except for
  • The Inconvenient Truth
    In times of conflict and political strife, Truth is conveniently stepped-over and becomes the first casualty, causing despair. Nonetheless, it does not however mean that the Truth has just simply vanished into
  • State’s Rights
    The recommendation put forward by the DMK led Tamil Nadu government to the Centre asking the latter to re-write the Indian Constitution afresh comes against the backdrop of the Supreme Court verdict on the 9th
  • Datta’s Swansong
    When incumbent Governor of Nagaland Shyamal Datta bids adieu to Kohima Raj Bhavan, his home for five years, there is no doubt that his absence will be sorely missed. Not only did Datta and his wife warm the hea
  • Nameless
    To be truly secure, Nagas need to critically look at the way we are constructing the future and dealing with the past. This has become the decisive factor at this point of history. More than others, it’s abou
  • Time to Reconcile
    In a positive gesture towards peace and reconciliation, the NSCN (IM) in a proclamation declared by its Chairman Isak Chishi Swu announced that whosoever has committed crime against the people and the NSCN (IM)
  • Critical times
    To say humankind is going through critical times is an understatement. We just need to open our eyes to recognize that the manner in which we conduct human affairs is only hastening the human community towards
  • The weapon of ideas
    It is the world of ideas that transforms the world and they act as the bridge between historical forces and the uncertain future. A society, any society that is unable to nurture, nourish and develop ideas inva
  • Farewell to Arms
    The recent statement of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq calling for an end to the “armed struggle” to clear the way for negotiations for a lasting settlement of the K
  • Damning Report
    The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) under the able leadership of the current team headed by Phushika Aomi has done a great service to the people of Nagaland by undertaking a thorough study of the school syste