• 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
  • Un-Ending Talks
    The Government of India-NSCN (IM) peace process, which completed another round of ‘inconclusive’ talks at Amsterdam, is heading for nowhere. The talk appears to have reached a deadlock with both sides ‘st
  • Irresponsible Denial
    It is understandable that there would be diverse responses to the reports identifying and holding the IRB responsible for gross violations of human rights committed on civilians in Chhattisgarh. The common inab
  • Illegal Toll
    Illegal tax collection on transport vehicles by various registered and unregistered unions remain rampant in the State. This is even after the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur had passed an order directing the as
  • IRB behavior in C’ttisgarh affects Naga image
    There were much expressions of opinion over the deployment of the Naga Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) to Chhattisgarh, which formed part of the composite state reaction to the Naxal issue. Subsequently, there h
  • Justice via Media
    The conviction of Santosh Kumar Singh, son of a former IPS officer in the sensational case of rape and murder of Priyadarshni Mattoo is a welcome development. Coming as it does eleven years after the trial bega
  • Tryst with Destiny
    In a time of global push towards respecting universal rights and democratic values, the vindictive and barbarous system of death penalty or ‘state-sponsored murder’ continues unabated in countries such as t
  • Colonial Legacy
    On August 15 1942, the then British India government introduced the Armed Forces (Special Power) Ordinance, 1942, which was signed by Linlithgow, Viceroy and Governor General, and GH Spencer, Secretary to the G
  • Three Stones
    Traditionally, when fire is lit for cooking, three-stones are commonly erected not only to provide stability and support for the earthen pot placed over the fire, but to channel and distribute the heat produced
  • Naga Poll Fray in Manipur
    The elections to the Manipur State Assembly will in all likelihood be held in February next year. Not much time therefore remains for poll preparation to what is expected to be one of the most crucial elections
  • Talking about Talk
    How should nations and peoples respond to issues of incompatible interest, pursuit over limited resources and underlying questions of self-determination? Perhaps, the problem is as ancient as human history. Evi
  • Alarm Bells on AIDS
    On October 12, 2006 the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) Chief, Sujatha Rao in the presence of senior political leaders sounded an alarm on the AIDS scenario in Nagaland. The observation that the state
  • Our Right to Info
    Other than the exercise of appointing Public Information Officers (PIO) and the State Information Commissioners, not much headway has been made in terms of the Right to Information Act here in Nagaland. Awarene
  • Making sense of NGOs
    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
  • Where do we go?
    We live in a time where insanity has become the ruling norm. Though there is an air of complacency and indifference, it will be fair to say that people are tired and quite fed up with the direction that Naga so
  • New Lease of Life
    It is estimated that there are more than 10 million child workers in India and they have an opportunity to regain their lost childhood if governments across the country remain committed in enforcing the law ban
  • Time to Reconcile
    In terms of people’s participation and feedback, the recently concluded Morung Express Poll on the question “Are Nagas ready to reconcile” should go down as one of the most successful (in terms of partici
  • Penning Non-violence
    The pen is mightier than the sword they say and true to this philosophy; ideas have a much larger impact than violence. In fact, new ideas can alter the thinking of people and demolish old prejudiced beliefs th
  • Sustainable Urban Growth
    The United Nation Secretary-General Kofi Annan in his message on the occasion of World Habitat Day (observed on the first Monday of October every year) points out that by the year 2050, some 6 billion people re
  • In-Too Deep
    The brutal killing of a seventeen year old student of Class XI Shimmei Shingnaisui at Kohima on Gandhi Jayanti and the incident at Zunheboto on September 29 when a four year old boy, Inato, fell victim to the b