Editorial

  • Peace Tango
    Both India and Pakistan have agreed to resume formal peace talks and have pledged to work together to fight terrorism, ending a two-month interruption triggered by tension over the train bombings in Mumbai in J
  • Push Play NAM
    The 14th Non-Aligned Movement Summit (NAM) formally opened in Havana, Cuba on Friday with exactly 116 member states present and at least 50 heads of state including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in attendance.
  • Numbness
    Recent conditions have unmasked the glaring numbness which is eating away the spirit of Naga society. It seems like the Nagas have come to a time where they have just stopped living, have become indifferent to
  • Promises contradict performance
    It is now quite common to experience the practice of promises contradicting performance, especially in relation to governments and political parties involved in electoral politics. Ironically it is through the
  • Dignified Exit
    Going by the way the Congress is dealing with the question of Telangana there is the risk that the regional aspiration of several ethnic, linguistic and minority groups in the country could well end up on the w
  • Democracy from Below?
    In an era of globalism and concentration of power through corporates and rigid States, it is only but natural to witness the popular growth of peoples movement, or in other words, the unfolding of Democracy fro
  • In Development we trust?
    At long last we are realizing we have all this while been living in an interdependent world, and the need to live in a world without walls, which we have worked so hard to create. However, we are also faced wit
  • 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