• Moral Imagination
    Indigenous peoples, the world over have witnessed great destruction, despair and suffering meted out against them; challenging the very core of their social, political, economic and moral fiber. Yet, it is thes
  • In Defeat, Victory!
    As the news flooded the newsroom that Pratibha Patil, a relatively unfamiliar, yet veteran political figure in national politics was declared the UPA-Left consensus presidential candidate to the Rashtrapati Bha
  • The Great Hornbill
    The Great Hornbill is a revered species in the Naga ethos. Without it, we would just seem so incomplete, almost to the point of nakedness. Its striking feathers have adorned for generations the headgears of Nag
  • Inter generational dialogue needed
    The process of nation-building is greatly influenced by intergenerational perspectives and opinions. Issues surrounding how different generations approach this are critical in the making of a nation. While olde
  • Reaching Out
    Experiences around the world have clearly indicated that it is not sufficient, and often futile to completely leave the issues of just peace only to state and de facto governments. Perhaps the cold-war era is t
  • Politics of Elephants
    In the twilight of the last century the world turned its attention towards Eastern Europe as the international community witnessed the brutal destruction of human life with Serbian forces and Kosovo Albanians e
  • People’s Court
    The recent political development in the State orchestrated by dissident MLAs of the ruling NPF led DAN government is turning out to be a clear case of desperation on the part of the few MLAs who are convinced t
  • An Indifferent Attitude
    In theory Nagaland boasts of having a sound power infrastructure to provide electricity to all the villages; in reality, the prevailing situation is quite bleak. The gap between theory and practice has been a c
  • Wrong Emission
    The scientific debate over many current trans-boundary environmental problems is often heated and frustrating because the problems are very complicated and do not lend themselves to easy solutions. Not surprisi
  • Insights from the Reverends
    Last December during a seminar hosted by a reputed theological college in Nagaland, one of the key note speakers was an elderly Reverend, who spent most of his life in the northeast, more precisely in the Garo
  • Politicization of Climate Change
    On this day as people, nations and governments join hands in commemorating the World Environment Day; we are reminded of the profound need to recognize the sacredness of our environment and to realize how we as
  • 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
  • Political Gimmick
    The uncertainty arising out of the recent political development in the State with reports of dissident MLAs attempting to bring down the four year old Neiphiu Rio government is both disturbing for the stability
  • 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
  • Thanks Margaret, for the Music
    By the time this editorial piece is out, the tribute concert for Margaret Anne Shishak at State Academy Hall, Kohima would have ended. But like any great artist and a wonderful human being, the legacy of this W
  • UN & Anti-Terror
    One of the travesties of nation states is that each has its national interests to protect or pursue so much so that interdependence as an instrument of global cooperation becomes a difficult proposition to foll
  • No other Option
    The necessity to create a viable and secure political, social, cultural and economic environment that would allow people to exercise their rights continues to be the primary essence of peoples’ movement, the
  • Road Blocks
    It is a matter of serious concern to note the high level of corruption especially in road projects. This comment of the Prime Minister last Wednesday at a conference in the national capital where he categorical
  • ULFA Must End Terror
    The violence and killings triggered off by several bomb blasts in Assam recently does not augur well for peace and development not only for Assam but also for the northeast region as a whole. Such kind of incid
  • A sticky issue
    The intervention of the Naga Hoho to institute a Peace committee as a step in seeking to resolve differences by building understanding amongst the Nagas is an initiative well appreciated. While this decision by